Warehouse pallet racking systems can be configured in many different ways to suit the requirements of your industrial or commercial environment. Pallet racks must be handled carefully to prevent injuries and damage to property – so how do you make sure you’re using it safely?
As racking suppliers and experienced design consultants, WP Group can guide and advise you. Follow their 5 tips on how to use pallet racks to help ensure safety for your business:
- Make sure safety measures are in place
Before you start using a warehouse pallet racking system, you need to make sure that it’s installed properly – a job that’s often best left to the experts at WP Group.
In addition to this, there needs to be suitable safety measures in place – including panel pins, pallet safeguard panels and other safety equipment.
- Train workforce to use pallet racking safely
Not everyone knows how to use industrial pallet racking which is why it’s important that you take the time to train your employees – ensuring everyone knows how to use it safely.
- Keep the warehouse well-lit and clean
If you’re to eliminate the risk of accidents and injuries when using pallet racking, there needs to be sufficient lighting. Keeping the area clean, and equipment visible, will allow employees to find the products they need – no matter what height they are stored at.
- Manage the loads placed on the racks
A pallet racking system can effectively maximise the efficiency of your warehouse but you need to make sure loads are evenly placed on racks and retain sufficient space between items.
Overloading pallet bays with products will increase the risk of accidents, which is why it’s advised that staff carefully observe the weight limit of racks.
- Arrange regular maintenance
Scheduling frequent inspections for heavy-duty pallet racking systems will provide you with the peace of mind that it’s safe to use and also prolong the lifespan of your industrial racking.
Keeping heavy duty racking systems well-maintained will also reduce the need for expensive repairs and replacements – allowing you to maximise your investment.
Contact WP Group
If you’d like to know more about WP Group’s pallet racking, don’t hesitate to get in touch with them on 01706 875 500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Always on hand to help, they will be more than willing to share their expertise and offer guidance on using systems safely.