When it comes to storing hundreds of tonnes worth of goods inside a warehouse storage facility, the safety of the employees who work there should be the number one priority.
Pallet racking is one of the most efficient and simple ways to store large amounts of goods within a warehouse, and can be designed to withstand heavy loads. But pallet storage that is improperly installed or unsuitable for heavy items can cause dangerous accidents and damage to stock, resulting in potentially costly compensation payouts.
With such fierce competition in the industry, it can be difficult to keep the initial costs of opening a warehousing facility down whilst offering competitive rates to your customers and building a loyal client base.
What to consider when looking into pallet storage racking!
Refurbished pallet storage racking can be bought at a fraction of the cost of new materials and is often just as good. But it’s important to remember that any used or refurbished racking needs to be able to withstand the pressures of daily loading and unloading and ideally should be checked by a specialist.
There are a number of pallet racking companies that sell used or refurbished racking and follow strict health and safety specifications. If possible, you may even be able to ask to see the refurbishment in action by visiting the site, in order to see how the racking is carefully prepared.
Refurbished racking is also a good option if you are looking to extend your own current pallet storage system which is no longer being made.
Of course, in some cases you might not have to purchase pallet racking in the first place. Many warehouse owning landlords are now leaving the previous occupant’s pallet racking installations where they are, hoping to attract potential buyers with a ready-made facility.
This can be great and save you lots of money, but it’s important that you carry out a full investigation into the racking system before you use it, checking for any structural damage or other issues that could potentially injure employees.
Look out for professional sellers of used and refurbished pallet storage racking that follow the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (SEMA) specifications.