We provide an easy to read jargon-free racking inspection report. Download a sample below.
In addition, you will receive a visual layout guide to any damaged racking with pictures illustrating the type of damage. Download a sample below.
The images below illustrate the damage tolerances on various racking configurations.
These are items which are severely damaged well beyond the limitations of the SEMA Code. In such circumstances, the racking should be immediately off-loaded and isolated from future use until repair work is carried out.
These items are damaged beyond the limitations of the SEMA Code, but not sufficiently serious to warrant immediate off-load of the rack. The rack should be off-loaded as soon as possible but normally within 4 weeks, and should not be re-used until repair work is carried out.
These are items which are damaged but are within the limitations of the SEMA Code. Such items would be recorded as being still suitable for use but be identified for future reference and monitoring.
Just as you would have your accounts externally audited once a year, we recommend that you have an annual racking inspection. More frequent inspections may be required if your warehouse has a high level of activity. It is a good idea to carry out weekly inspections and we would encourage you to ask us about training your staff to do this. If you notice any damage and want a second opinion, please send us a photo and we’ll be more than happy to offer advice.
It is important to keep records of all inspections. Even in new facilities inspections are important. Occasional damage, stresses over time, changes in the loads being stored, beam levels being altered – all pose risks.
Based in Dorset, Hampshire or Wiltshire? If you are looking for pallet racking repair and maintenance information or you need to arrange a warehouse racking inspection, call us on 0800 917 1103 or get in touch via our contact form.