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Pallet Racking Inspection

Pallet Racking Inspection made simple

Acorn Storage offer planned regular pallet racking inspections to companies all over the South east. Pallet racking inspections should be an essential part of your warehouse health and safety policy.

Large scale storage systems increase safety risks if not professionally installed and maintained; pallet racking does suffer installation faults or damage from a fork lift collision, and as you are aware it is your responsibility to ensure that racking is still secure and safe afterwards.

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We meet SEMA inspection standards in our checks ensuring the industrial pallet racking is still fit for purpose and advising on reparations or replacement where necessary. 

Periodic checks are essential to comply with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 and should not be limited to 6 month periods if a collision with a fork lift occurs or damage is sustained from falling stock or other equipment.

As a leading supplier and professional installer of both new pallet racking and used pallet racking equipment we can also provide those replacements quickly and at very competitive prices, ensuring your downtime and disruption is as limited as possible.

Independent Racking Inspections

Due to the busy nature of the warehouse environment, pallet racking damage from pump trucks and forklift trucks can and does happen.   

While most knocks and bangs seem minor they can have a cumulative effect on the structurally integrity of the racking, particularly if the racking is overloaded.   In order to maintain the safety of your workers and to avoid expensive damage to stock, pallet racking needs to be monitored with regular inspection by a technically competent person.

A safety inspection of your adjustable pallet racking is required under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.  

Regular racking inspection also fulfils your obligations under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

Following a racking inspection you will receive a report.

This racking inspection report can be used as an audit to check the condition of equipment for health and safety purposes.  

By following the report’s suggestions you will be able to keep your pallet racking to a legally acceptable standard.  For some companies, an annual racking inspection report by a suitably qualified inspector will be required in order to comply with insurance demands.

All our inspections are carried out in accordance with the Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Code of Practice.  These can be carried out by an external racking inspector who is able to give an independent assessment of the racking.  If repairs are needed, Acorn Storage Equipment are able to supply new or used replacement items and offer a full repair service from our team of SIERS registered installers. 

We offer one off inspections or regular planned inspections as required. For costs and a visit from one of our inspectors please contact us.


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