When it comes to safety in your warehouse, your racking and shelving is among the most important to maintain. Maintaining your industrial shelves will not only ensure that your products are safe, but also that your employees are safe from possible injuries when these racking solutions become unstable.
Just look at this video below and see how a damaged upright can cause your entire system to collapse:
This is why it is so important to ensure that your industrial shelves are always maintained. But it’s essential that your shelving gets installed professionally from the beginning, and that you choose the right product for your specific warehouse needs.
Safety checks have become the standard for most industrial and warehouse companies that make use of racking and shelving solutions; not only does this pick up on any safety issues in advance but it also ensures compliance with safety regulations and thereby reduces the chances of possible damages and injuries.
One important aspect is to have the right support for your shelves. You need a strong, durable design to be able to maintain your products effectively. Accidents and injuries can be prevented by choosing the right solution from the start, and maintaining it on a regular basis.
Also consider how the items on your shelves will be stored and picked, as this will make a difference in the layout of your warehouse. You need to allow for efficient packing, as larger loads should be put on lower shelves, while lighter items can be stacked up higher. You need to allow for sufficient space for forklifts to move freely in between shelves, especially when it comes to retrieving heavier loads.
Further, make sure that racks are not overly exposed to any moisture or dampness, or any other element that may hinder their strength. Add enough lighting to all the areas in your warehouse, especially the isles, to ensure that your employees can see where they need to go and forklifts can drive through easily between isles.
Krost Shelving provides expert storage solutions like industrial shelves for businesses throughout southern Africa. Contact our team today to find out how we can provide you with the ideal industrial shelving and racking systems to install on your premises.
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