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4 Tips to Handle Pallet Racking Safely November 29, 2019

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4 Tips to Handle Pallet Racking Safely, Manhattan, New York

For any industrial handling business to function, it must run safely and efficiently. With pallet racking, most issues arise due to misuse, overloading, or impact from fork trucks. Understanding the process of pallet racking can make your warehouse run more safely and productively. Here are several tips that can improve your warehouse’s handling of pallets. 

How to Ensure Pallet Racking Safety

1. Don’t Overload the Rack

Make sure all employees are familiar with the proper use of the equipment. A new pallet rack should include a label indicating its weight-bearing capacity; however, if that label has fallen off, make sure to label it again. That way, everyone will know not to overload it.

2. Use Protection

industrial handlingIn any industrial handling, safety gear is essential. If you have forklift and picker traffic, use post protectors and upright protectors. These will help maintain stability for your shelving while protecting it from damage from direct fork truck hits. 

3. Set Up Isles for Employees 

Make sure you have aisles for employees to navigate the floor with the racks. This will improve not only your warehouse’s safety but also its productivity. 

4. Load & Unload Properly

Place heavy loads on the bottom shelves and keep the lighter ones on the upper shelves. You should also make sure the pallet is squarely on the rack beams. This helps maintain evenly distributed loads, maximize rack capacity, and protect your beams from wearing out too fast.


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