Warehouse Racking Inspections and Pallet Racking Inspections

Health and Safety legislation requires that expert inspections are carried out at least once a year by a technically competent person. These inspections are in addition to regular visual inspections carried out by your team members.

In normal warehouse conditions, racking is susceptible to damage from machinery such as forklift trucks as well as daily wear and tear. Because it is normally manufactured from lightweight materials, damage can reduce the racking's load-bearing capacity and cause a safety hazard.

While the law requires inspections every year, some high damage areas would normally be tested more regularly, such as every six months. Every customer is different, and we can schedule inspections to suit your operations. We can help in two ways:

Repair and Replace

If you find damage that could potentially affect the safety of your warehouse racking system, let us know and we can check it for you and advise if repair, maintenance or replacement is needed.

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Annual Inspections

With over 40 years in the business, United Storage is well-placed to ensure your operation is in safe hands. Racking Inspections are carried out by Racking Inspectors who are either SEMA-approved Racking Inspectors (SARI), or recognised by HSE as technically competent. Our inspectors will visit your premises annually and submit a written report with recommendations for any action required. By using a recognised inspector you ensure that you remain compliant with the legislation as well as meeting insurance requirements. 

Mezzanine Floor Inspections

We inspect the mezzanine floor structure and check that the weight loadings are still compliant. We can also inspect the racking as part of the visit.

Pallet Racking Inspections

Because pallet racking is designed for larger, bulkier items, it is loaded and unloaded with forklift trucks; a regular operational activity that inevitably results in occasional collisions. These collisions can range from severe bends in the metal frames to bangs, dents and removal of paint.  Whatever the damage, these collisions can reduce the strength of the racking system so regular checks are essential to ensure continued safety.

Longspan Racking Inspections

Longspan racking is strong and is not loaded by forklift truck, for this reason, it's less frequently damaged than other types of racking system and is easier to repair. However, it is used to store heavy and bulky goods, and so it is still vital to inspect it regularly to check for any issues.

How We Work

Our inspectors are experienced and helpful and will carry out inspections to meet your requirements and legal obligations. We provide inspections for all types and makes of warehouse racking.

We use a traffic light system to record the levels of risk apparent during the inspection. This provides very clear information for the racking owner about the condition of the racking, how serious the damage if any, is - and when equipment needs to be replaced.

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