Pallet racking operation and maintenance

How to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks in warehouses and storage by correctly operating and maintaining pallet racking.


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What it contains

Damaged and overloaded racking in workplaces can be hazardous for workers. This guidance note advises employers about how to safely operate and maintain racking equipment. It explains:

  • following manufacturer instructions to set up and use racking
  • identifying load limits when modifying racking design or components
  • frequently inspecting for racking damage and overloading

At the end of the document, there is a flowchart to work out what to do if racking is damaged.