Steel Storage Racking Standards

IRIA inspects to International standards, including:

AS4084.1 and AS4084.2 – Australia & New Zealand
RMI -MH16.1:2008 – America
BS -EN 15512:2009 – United Kingdom
FEM 10.2.04 – Europe (users code)
EN 15635 & EN15620 – Europe
CSA A3441, 1-05 – Canada

Australian Standard AS4084.1 and AS4084.2 (Formally AS4084 2012)

Under AS4084.1:2023 a range of things have changed. These include:

  • Racking inspections are now mandatory for all selective pallet racking every 12 months
  • Racking inspection can only be carried out by external parties
  • Racking inspections can only be carried out by competent people
  • Records of all racking inspections and repairs need to be maintained by the owner of the racking
  • A range of new damage types have been identified that now need to be assessed and recorded.

There are a range of other changes to the standard which can impact upon the owners and users of racking.  To ensure you comply, contact IRIA on 1300 136 649.

The European Standard – FEM 10.2.04

The FEM standards have been adopted by many Australian manufacturers of steel storage racking and provide a very clear guide to the safe use of static steel storage racking.

Federation Europeenne De La Manutention FEM 10.2.04 Guide Lines for the Safe Use of Static Steel Racking and Shelving: Inspections shall be carried out at 6-12 month intervals by a technically competent person. The purpose of this inspection is to not only inspect the racking but to examine the performance of the management procedures for controlling rack safety. In all cases, however, the examination should be formal with a written report documenting the extent and result of the examination. Inspectors must be trained and experienced in the general working practices and in particular spotting the often innocuous looking errors that can lead to serious damage or injury.

REGULAR inspection of storage equipment should be made systematically; an evaluation should be made of any damage found.

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