Although it is not a complex product, Pallet Racking is classified as ‘Material Handling Equipment’ and therefore requires regular inspections and maintenance to ensure it remains in good working condition.
Damaging a pallet racking system is more or less inevitable. Some deterioration is caused by careless operators, some by poor storage keeping or forklift impact, and some is even caused by earthquakes in some areas where these phenomena are frequent. All of the above can seriously threaten racking safety.
Most racking damage is easily observable with the naked eye, but forms of deterioration, such as post twists or beam twists (also called deflection), are difficult for the staff to monitor without special equipment. If not given the proper attention, the latter can result in severe problems. It is therefore necessary to have any racking system inspected regularly so as to minimize potential warehouse safety issues.