Safety News

The “Faux Racking Inspection”

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When is a steel storage racking inspection not a racking inspection? Recently we have noticed an upturn in companies and individuals offering steel storage racking inspections. They fall into roughly two categories; Individuals that like the idea that they can go and inspect racking; Companies that have an existing consulting arm to which they would…

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Pallet racking safety

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Racking collapses can be caused by a number of different things. Inadequate training of staff, previous damage and unrepaired damage, missing parts, for example, base plates, safety clips, or twisted base plates. It is not only loss of life that results from racking collapses, other side effects include, the inability to service your clients, therefore…

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OH&S in the workplace

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Directors, Executives, Managers and Employees are all now seen to be responsible for OHS&E within the workplace. In some states the crime of “Industrial Manslaughter” is a reality. Unsafe work efficiencies such as having damaged pallets in your racking can cause major collapses. All work practises need to be revised to ensure it is the…

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Steel racking Safety

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The very real risk of fatal workplace accidents is a concern for all managers and employees; therefore, these risks need to be addressed through controls such as safety awareness and training. It has been identified that most racking failures are a direct result of unqualified people changing racking, bumping into racking with forklifts or not…

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Steel Storage Racking Inspections

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With one of the most functional infrastructure elements in warehouses being Steel Storage Racking, a silently ignored risk could easily become a loud collapse with implications of industry manslaughter. It is frightening to think that one slight alteration in racking from an unqualified person can have disastrous consequences to the stability of the racking and…

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