Storage Systems Limited offers a thorough and efficient safety audits for racking and shelving installations across both Ireland and Northern Ireland. Our experienced inspectors will arm you with all the information you need to make sure that your storage systems are safe and compliant with the latest health and safety legislation.
Why are racking inspections so important?
Over time, racking inevitably suffers from wear and tear, which can compromise the strength, capacity and integrity of your storage system. Damaged racking is a danger to both your staff and your business. There are a number of potential risks that are involved, including:
- Personal injury, and even death, of operatives
- High cost of replacing storage systems and stock
- Costly and disruptive legal proceedings
- Reduced productivity
- Higher insurance premiums
- Damage to business reputation
What should I expect from a racking inspection?
Our inspectors will examine your racking from the ground level in typical operational conditions – i.e. when the system is loaded with pallets and in use.
We carry out all of our inspections in accordance with SEMA Guide to the conduct iof Racking and Shelving inspections 2017 and the European Standard EN 15635 :2008.
Plus, we offer training to provide your workers with the skills and knowledge they need to conduct their own professional and cost-effective on-going inspections between independent audits.
What will happen after the racking inspection?
Following your inspection, we will provide a clear and concise report listing any structural damage and signs of overloading as well as easily actionable advice on how to fix them. Our reports categorise damage to racking components into three varying levels of risk:
Green – These are items with negligible damage; no remedial action is required and operatives can continue to use the racking as normal. It is important to identify green levels of risk for future reference and monitoring.
Amber – Damage is serious enough to warrant repair, but it does not require the immediate off-loading of the rack. The rack should be off-loaded within four weeks, and should not be re-used until repair work is carried out.
Red – This indicates severe damage that is well beyond the limitations of the SEMA Code. The racking should be off-loaded immediately and isolated from future use until it has been successfully repaired.