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Warehouse Rack Safety

Look after your racking and your business

At Rackman Australia, safety underpins everything we do. You can’t be a leading racking provider without making safety a number one priority – it’s crucial to the smooth operation and protection of both your inventory and your team. Warehouse rack safety and safe practices can prevent accidents, enhance productivity, and extend the lifespan of your equipment. So you can keep doing what you do best, for longer.

New Australian standards designed to improve the safety of warehouse pallet racking are AS4084.1:2023 and AS4084.2:2023. These provide best practices for safe design, installation and maintenance. They also state that businesses require a racking inspection from a qualified inspector once every 12 months. We have a dedicated Perth team of professional inspectors that can take care of this for you, and if you need any repairs, we’ll action them swiftly and affordably. 

Tips for your warehouse rack safety

Safety is an ongoing process that takes attention to detail and a bit of initiative. We’ve been in the industry a long time – with over 200 years of combined experience – and we’ve learned a thing or two along the way. Here are some key recommendations to help your Perth business maintain a safe and efficient warehouse environment:

Regular inspections and maintenance

On top of your yearly inspection, having routine checks incorporated into your processes helps you identify any signs of wear, damage, or misalignment before they spiral into much bigger issues. Look for bent frames, loose bolts, and other potential hazards. Address any issues immediately to prevent small problems from escalating. A maintenance log will help you track repairs and ensure timely action.

Keep your weight distribution even

When loading (and unloading) your racking, always make sure the weight of your pallets is evenly distributed across the racking levels. Avoid placing heavier items on the top shelves and keep loads within the specified limits of your racking. Part of this is placing pallets correctly on your racking beams so they’re fully supported, but we’re sure your staff are all over that.

Spread awareness first and foremost

When it comes to safety, awareness is key. People only know what they’ve been taught. That’s why you should educate all relevant employees on the proper use of your racking systems, including loading and unloading procedures, load ratings, and emergency protocols.

For the highest level of safety, try Safetylock

One of the benefits of our comprehensive network is that we’re able to source products from leading manufacturers. That includes the world-class Safetylock system imported from Malaysia.

As the exclusive Australia supplier of Safetylock, we’re excited to be able to offer such a quality engineered product that adheres to the highest levels of safety and durability.

Shop the Safetylock range and find out more

We also stock our own unique products for more specialised use and niche industries, such as Tyrespan, Firespan, vertical racking, car cantilever, Rigirack, rail systems and all kinds of accessories. Our range is always growing, so tell us what you need and we’ll have something to suit you. 

Safety is in our DNA

At Rackman Australia, we have a comprehensive Quality Health Safety Environment System Management Plan (QHSESMP) that governs everything we do. It’s got OHS forms, procedures and policies for on-site installations and manufacturing including:

● Safe Method Work Statements (SWMS) 
● Job Safety Analysis (JSA) 
● Safe Operating Procedures (SOPS)
● Checklists and site safety forms 
● Toolbox forms 
● Induction and training assessments 
● Policies and procedures guidelines
● Auditing procedures

Nobody knows racking like Rackman Australia

As you can see, we take safety seriously. We take pride in being a leading racking provider in Perth and across the nation. It’s a steadfast commitment to quality, whether we’re supplying, installing, or maintaining. Find out for yourself.