Tag: Rack Safety

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Nine Things To Look At During A Rack System Inspection

Committing to regular, routine inspections of industrial steel storage racking is a key measure toward ensuring the safety and performance of a rack structure. To help rack owners and facility operators perform such inspections, RMI’s recent ProMat 2019 presentation, “Storage ...
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How Often Should Your Rack System Be Inspected? A Checklist ...

To ensure the safety and performance of a racking system, it’s important to regularly inspect industrial storage rack at routine intervals. But what exactly is the optimal inspection frequency in a given facility, considering that racks are designed to accommodate ...
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Rack Inspections: An Overview

Among the many best practices to ensure the safety of industrial steel storage rack systems and the workers around it, inspections are among the most critical. Indeed, there are several kinds of rack inspections, including: Inspections Required By Building Codes: ...
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The Basics Of Storage Rack Safety Detailed In RMI’s ProMat ...

At ProMat 2019, held this past April in Chicago, members of RMI presented a free, on-floor seminar to attendees. Entitled “Storage Rack Safety 101,” the 35-minute session’s slides and audio were recorded for those who were unable to attend, or ...
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Learn How To Design The Optimal Rack System For Traditional ...

With traditional retail distribution relying on full pallet movement and/or picked cases, while e-commerce distribution is typically comprised of reserve, full pallet storage used to replenish a pick module or other each picking system, it stands to reason that each ...
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Ensure Rack Safety By Using A Professional For Post-Installation Inspections

Although day-to-day routine inspections of storage rack should be conducted by facility owners and employees to identify damaged areas—regardless of the severity—it’s also a good practice to engage an independent professional rack engineer to review the system. These professional reviews ...
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Why It’s Safest To Work With A Qualified Rack Engineer

Throughout RMI’s two published guidelines—Considerations for the Planning and Use of Industrial Steel Storage Racks and Guideline for the Assessment and Repair or Replacement of Damaged Rack—repeated references are made about the importance of using a qualified, experienced industrial steel ...
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Why Rack Systems Must Comply With Building Codes

Industrial steel storage rack owners are sometimes surprised to learn that the verification of the structure’s safety and design is governed by one or more local jurisdictions, such as state, county or local municipality. Additionally, this permitting and inspection process ...
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Three Ways To Protect Rack Column Anchors From Forklift Damage

As a safeguard against the industrial steel storage rack falling down, anchor bolts are used to secure column base plates to the facility floor. Critical to the structural integrity of the rack, the anchors prevent the rack uprights from sliding ...
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American Welding Society Standards: Why They’re Critical To Rack Safety

Whether an industrial steel storage rack is comprised of structural or roll-formed steel components, the welds created in their fabrication are critical to the system’s safe and reliable performance. That’s because a variety of conditions could increase the risk of ...