As well as being expert in racking installation, Warehouse Systems Limited is also experienced in Racking Inspection, with SEMA approved racking inspectors available to carry out detailed inspections, fulfilling legal Health and Safety obligations on the part of storage companies. WSL inspectors check racking, advise on any racks that need replacing and can also quote for repairs if required.
During a pallet racking inspection for a valued client there were numerous uprights declared as faulty. All uprights were beyond the bend tolerance deemed by SEMA as being acceptable and it was advised that the racks were at risk of collapse if allowed to be in continued use. The company needed to act quickly to make repairs and WSL worked together with the company to find a solution that was cost effective and did not cause too much disruption for the client, while keeping safety throughout.
The company had already been intending to create a dispatch area with space for floor stacking. To create this space, six double runs of racking were dismantled.
As a cost-effective solution, the materials from those racks were used to service the repairs for the rest of the building. These were stripped down to component form and sorted into two piles; what could be reused and what could not.
A logical process for dismantling and repairing was vital, in order to keep the warehouse working as usual.
Therefore it was agreed that 20% of the locations would be cleared of product so that repairs and replacements could be made. That 20% would be reloaded onto the new, safe racking, before the next location would be unloaded.
A Safer Warehouse
The result is a warehouse that is completely secure for personnel, with adispatch area as required and all racks throughout the warehouse in good, safe condition.
This was achieved without any downtime for the warehouse and within a relatively small budget, reusing materials wherever possible for an economical solution without compromising on safety or quality.