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Damaged Racking – What to Look Out For [Infographic]

Racking and shelving are built to last and withstand tremendous weights, particularly those intended for heavy-duty items, which are often found in warehouses.

However, eventually, the ability of your racking to safely hold items may decline. This may be caused by normal wear and tear, or human error.
For this reason, you should periodically conduct checks on your shelving systems to ensure that they aren’t damaged.

If their ability to hold items is impaired and this goes undetected, it can lead to collapsing and harm may come to anyone in the area, not to mention the tremendous damage to goods that may be caused.

In order to get the longest life out of your racking, have a look at this infographic below with some tips on what not to do with it:

Damaged Racking – What to Look Out For [Infographic]


Here are some signs that your racking is damaged that you can look out for:

  • The uprights may be buckled or split
  • Bracings may show signs of damage
  • Beam connectors are not parallel to one another, or they are missing
  • Safety clips are damaged
  • Floor fixings may show signs of wear and tear
  • There may appear to be distortions in the welds

Not all of these issues are necessarily signs of imminent collapse, however, they should be taken seriously. If you are unsure as to whether your racking is stable, why not call us? We are the experts in shelving and racking.

If your racking is damaged and you require new solutions, we have a massive range for you that are made to accommodate almost any industry and context. Some of our racking includes: selective pallet, selective storage, carton live, cantilever, for warehousing and retailing purposes, and so much more.

Give us a call today!