Whether you work in a warehouse, or you’re thinking about setting up. It’s important that, if you’re considering the benefits of pallet racking, you know all the basics. In this article we will look at some of the things you need to consider with pallet racking, so that you know where to start when you’re doing your homework towards the best results for your circumstances.
It’s no secret that warehouses and storage
facilities, especially those with a high volume of visitors and/or employees
can be breeding grounds for hazards and injury. So, knowing the best ways to
prevent these occurrences has to be your first point of call, especially with
pallet racking. There is a whole separate industry developing around warehouse
safety including pallet racking accessories.
Many specialist companies now offer spares such as pallet rack clips, locking clips and safety pins.
So, what is pallet racking?
When a company or business needs to store large volumes of product, quite often they are delivered and stored on pallets, Pallet racks are simply shelving units that store items that are handled on pallets. They are designed specifically to accommodate for the correct size, shape and weights of pallet-stored products, and are the most useful and practical way to store products of this type. They are structured purposefully in order to keep items safe from damage. The racks themselves will come in various types, which will directly relate to the type, shape and weight of the products being stored. So, be aware of your options and look out for new information around safety, especially if you are just setting up your space.
Means of Use
Consider how your racks will be used day-to-day. Not only will this help you decide on the types of racking to install, it will also determine the layout of the warehouse or unit you are using. For example, if your products will require a high volume of movement with a forklift, you will need to accommodate for this, both with space and with racking type. So, speak to your racking provider to ensure you are opting for the correct storage type and layout.
Here is where you really need to know your stuff. First and foremost, health and safety requirements and legal considerations. If you’re doing this DIY, you will need to know all of this inside out, from correct procedures to the safest parts and fixtures to use and how to install them to high standards. If you’re new to pallet racking storage spaces, we would advise speaking to an expert first.
Usually, pallet racking is very cost effective, especially since they make efficient use of large spaces, and don’t require permanent fixtures and fittings in the same way that huge factories would require. If you’re unsure how to budget for the correct racking solution for your company, start by looking at all of the component involved with the installation process, including parts and labour. This will help you weigh up your options more thoroughly.