Safety Audits

Conducting regular inspections of your pallet racking systems is a requirement of the Australian Standard and a Work place health and safety requirement.

All About Racking and Shelving Australia can provide a swift and cost-effective Safety report service to maintain your pallet racking systems within the statutory safety requirements for you.

PREVENTION IS THE KEY – HAVE A PALLET RACKING SAFETY PLAN IN PLACE

Most warehouses have multiple brands of racking across their premises; we will audit, service, repair and comply any brand that is engineered to the AS-4084-19993 and the current AS-4084-2012 standard.

You will receive a full written report detailing the damage and the location of that damage and the actions required to restore the racking back to a safe working standard, also provide a quote to supply all materials and labour for the repairs as detailed in the audit report.

Following an inspection, racking will be categorised into three risks, green, amber and red.

Green – areas where damage is sufficiently low to allow the continued use of the racking with no further action.

Amber – areas where the damage is sufficiently severe and warrants remedial work, but not enough to warrant the immediate unloading of the rack. Once the rack is unloaded however, it should not be reloaded until repairs have been carried out.

Red – areas where a high level of damage is identified, exceed the indicated industry standard, which warrants an area of racking being immediately offloaded and isolated from future use until repair work is carried out.

Identify damaged frames / uprights

Employees must pay particular attention to damaged uprights, bracing beams and beam safety pins.

Impact damage to uprights Is the upright broken or bent?

Frame bracing both horizontal and diagonal

Is any bracing bent or torn from the bolt fixings?

Are there any missing or loose bolts or nuts?

Floor fixing bolts – Have any of them been broken or sheared?

Base plates and levelling plates – Are any torn from position, are any bolts or levelling plates missing?

Splices – Is there any visible damage, are all the nuts and bolts still secure?

Column guards and upright guards – Are they still doing their job?

Spacers – Is there any visible damage, are any bolts missing?

IT IS EASIER TO DEAL WITH SAFETY ISSUES BEFORE THEY BECOME A PROBLEM