There is no doubt however durable storage systems are, day to day operations within warehouses or distribution centres will result in wear and tear to storage structures, which may ultimately render it unserviceable or unsafe.
Structural damage, however small can result from small impacts caused by collisions with mobile equipment or from unintentional overloading of beams.
Rack Safety Surveys on a regular basis are required und current Health & Safety legislation (PUWER Regs 1998 – Provision Use of Work Equipment Regulations).
The ultimate responsibility for rack safety lies with the employer and carries significant legal liabilities in the event of an accident.
Operating with damaged equipment increases the risk of damaging stored products and materials, accidents and injuries to employees – often resulting in compensation claims and legal expenses, disruption to the operation and potential HSE fines from the resulting breach of statutory safety requirements.
In order to negate these risks our survey team will put together an inspection and maintenance programme.
The maintenance programme begins with establishing a schedule of regular inspections. This will identify key areas of concern and is followed by a full written report including if necessary drawings which includes recommendations for remedial work and advice on reducing the potential for further damage.
Reports are produced are provided in an easy to understand format as well as being professional and unbiased.
We are qualified under SARI (SEMA Approved Rack Inspector), NEBOSH qualified and a member of RoSPA.
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RACK & MEZZANINE SAFETY SURVEYS
Use of your racking system should be in accordance with the system specification.
Training - your staff may not be used to working on/under a Mezzanine Floor. As the following images show accidents can happen, especially in our experience when a Mezzanine floor is first used. We can provide safe working policies and guidelines to make sure that the Mezzanine structure is used appropriately. We also have a range of safety products that can reduce the risk of costly damage to structures to a minimum.
Inspection of your System
Regular inspections of the storage system are required to:-
Increase safety in the workplace,
Prevent and minimise the effects from damage,
Comply with the requirements of 'The Workplace Health Safety and Welfare Regulations' or 'The Provision and
Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)'.
Maintenance of the System
Any damaged components noted during survey requiring repair or replacement should be taken out of use in accordance with SEMA guidelines and repaired or replaced by suitably trained personnel as required.
There is no doubt that however durable your storage system is, day to day operations within your warehouse will result in wear and tear to
the racking system, which may ultimately render it unserviceable or unsafe.
Structural damage, however small, can result from impacts caused by collisions from fork lift truck, electric pedestrian truck even hand pallet trucks.
Racking can also deteriorate from unintentional overloading of beams.
Racking inspections on a regular basis (at least once a year!) are required under current Health and Safety legislation. The ultimate responsibility for rack safety lies with you as the employer and can carry significant legal liabilities in the event of an accident.
Operating with damaged parts of the system increases the risk of damaging stored products and materials, accidents and injuries to employees – often resulting in compensation claims and legal expenses – disruption to the operation and potential HSE fines resulting from breaching statutory safety requirements.
Rack Safety Surveys
Distorted frames, beams are usually highly visible but other forms of damage may not be so readily apparent.
SEMA-Approved Racking Inspectors (SARIs) are trained to identify the less obvious structural weaknesses and irregularities.
SEMA Approved Rack Inspectors (SARIs) are trained and assessed to industry standards. The Inspectors work to SEMA and SARI standards and codes of practice, conducting a thorough visual survey from ground level. An Inspection Damage Report will be issued quickly following the inspection visit, this survey identifies the location and nature of any damage found as well as other general areas of concern, such as pallets, floor, MHE and housekeeping issues.
The inspection report will make recommendations on what must be done and give guidance about the timetables for these actions. The report will provide a useful source of information to help reduce the causes for potential further damage.
Reports are provided in an easy to understand format as well as being professional and unbiased.