Rack Damage Prevention

Warehouse rack damage protection

Warehouse is the place for storage of goods, where the operation involves human, machine and the storage racking. The machinery here refers to forklift for lifting pallet of goods to store it in the storage racking. Where there is human who operates the forklift. So when there is human involved in it, it’s a matter of time before forklift backs into a pallet rack.

Rack damage protection

As the saying goes prevention is better than cure. So before that happen, it is best to protect your racks. So what is the cause and factors of racking damage? There are a few factors and causes. One of the main factor would be the width of the transfer aisles. Warehouse is meant to optimize every space available in order to optimized its storage so aisles is usually build just sufficient space for trucks to turn safely and pass. The more optimized on space for storage, the lesser the space for aisles and handling clearance which lead to the increment of risk of accidents. The best way to prevent this is to provide sufficient allowance for goods that tend to sag or bulge. The layout of the warehouse and the aisles highly depending on the machinery used in the operation. The right decision to do is to seek the truck provider to know more as they are more experience with their truck and know the pros and cons.

The stability of the load is also need to be access first before handling the load. Unstable loads must never be transported by trucks or stored in racking. A few prevention for handling unstable load is to bind or shrink wrapping on, have the heaviest load stored at the bottom while the lightest loads at the top.

Damaged pallets should never be used, stored and placed in a racking. A damaged pallet with heavy and bulky products could easily collapse and force exerted on the beams. Which the beam failure and could lead to the whole racking failure and collapse too.

Not to mention the two of the most important things to take note is selection and design and installation of racking. The selection of racking is important not only to meet the business operation needs at the same time, it lead to the selection of trucks to operate the storing pallet. Once the types of racking is identify to meet the business operation, it comes down to how to optimize designing the warehouse for workflow and taking into consideration of the allowance of space for the machinery to operate. The installation is also critical to be monitored and inspected through fully to making sure it is safe to be used.