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.

Last updated

Sep 2012

Reading level

difficult

File Type and Size

PDF, 807.97 kB

Document Length

4 pages

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.