There are numerous global standards relating to racking, however they all recommend racking be inspected at least once a year.
Poorly maintained racking can collapse and kill people. However it is not only loss of life that results from racking collapses. Other side effects include:
- Inability to service your clients
- Potential legal action by workers, the public and your clients
- Costs involved in replacement of collapsed racking and the loss of business
Getting your racking inspected by National Storage Solutions ensures the most economical means of maintaining your racking.
National Storage Solutions will inspect all brands of racking, this is especially important if you have multiple brands on your site.
Contact our office either via email or phone & speak to our friendly staff. They will have a brief chat to you about your requirements and gather some information on the number of sites you would like inspected and their size (usually by the number of bays of racking). They will then provide you with a quote and a proposed inspection date.
On the day of the inspection our inspector will arrive and upon induction to your site they are able to work independently for the duration of the inspection. At the completion of the inspection they will go through their findings with you and answer any questions.
Your Inspection Report will, in general, be emailed to you within 24 hours of completion of the inspection. There are some circumstances where this may be up to 48 hours.
Staff on site should be completing a regular visual check of the racking and reporting any damage to the relative person. However a thorough inspection by a qualified inspector should be completed at least annually.
Safe Work Load Charts are necessary to instruct your MHE (Materials Handling Equipment) drivers on the acceptable loads for each beam within your facility. They also provide information on correctly placing loads on beams. They are an aide to avoiding the overloading of beams and placing too much strain on the racking system overall.
It depends on the size and location of your facility. Email us for a quote.
Our inspection & construction team members will work with you, to establish the best cost effective method to organise the repairs with minimal disruption to your business.
Shelving should be inspected in line with steel storage racking. There are a number of potential differences that need to be considered including the floor fixings, shelving materials and stability.
The adjustment of racking including beam levels can in some instances impact upon the load carrying capacity of a racking system. If you are not sure contact NSS for advice.