Avoid Pallet Racking Collapse

Did you know that your business can be cited by OSHA for pallet racking or industrial steel shelving that is not adequately secured from falling over? In conjunction with paragraph (5)(a)(1) of the OSHA Act of 1970 (also known as the General Duty Clause) OSHA can cite employers for pallet racks and other types of industrial steel shelving (like pipe racks, bin storage racks, and parts shelves) that are not adequately secured from falling over. Also, ANSI/RMI MH16.1 – Specifies the Design, Testing and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks.

We all know that when pallet racking comes crashing down, it has a devastating effect for a business, resulting in the loss of material, labor and possible injuries or death. Bulwark Safety Systems offers customers a simple and affordable two-fold countermeasure to avoid such a scenario.

First, Boplan’s Rackbull rack protectors offers industry leading protection to rack legs where they are most susceptible to damage from forklifts and other vehicles. The RackBull system is fitted with a movable, compressible impact core. This means the rack protection is able to move around the support pillars of each rack. RackBull also adjusts to the width of any type of racking and the unique construction of the impact core provides even more capacity to absorb energy with a collision. RackBull rack protection is undoubtedly today’s best security system for deployment to prevent damage to racking.

  

 

Second, Bulwark offers Sg World’s unique pallet racking inspection checklists. The pallet racking inspection pad enables your business to work through a duplicate checklist and carry out an inspection of your racking, ensuring that it is safe for use. The top copy of the checklist is displayed at the end of and on the racking to indicate its safety. The duplicate copy remains fast in the pad as evidence that the inspection has taken place. At regular intervals, the person responsible for racking safety can simply work down the inspection checklist, checking the safety of each component in turn. This quick and simple procedure is recommended to be conducted at least each week. Once the inspection is complete, assuming safety has been established, the inspection certificate can be placed inside a safety status indicator on the racking ensuring that every employee can clearly see that it is safe for use.

For these innovative safety solutions and many others contact Bulwark Safety Systems- email, [email protected] or call us at 360-910-0181, or 971-330-8357.

  

 

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