The Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) has updated its existing publication, Guidelines for the Assessment and Repair or Replacement of Damaged Rack, with the latest information as a reference for owners and users of industrial pallet rack systems. The latest release, Version 2.0, defines the proper steps for: 

  • Conducting assessments and surveys of rack damage;
  • Reporting and record keeping of damage surveys and repairs on an on-going basis;
  • Evaluating a damaged rack system and developing engineered solutions for its repair or replacement; and
  • Installing repairs or replacements properly.

The document highlights the importance of industrial pallet rack safety and highlights the potential risks if poor repair practices are followed. It also addresses frequent questions that may arise during rack repair projects. Further, the publication expands upon information contained in ANSI MH16.1-2012(R2019), Specifications for the Design, Testing, and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks. This document also references the RMI document, Considerations for the Planning and Use of Industrial Steel Storage Racks.

About RMI

The Rack Manufacturers Institute, Inc. (RMI) members are the industry’s leading suppliers of industrial steel storage racks and related structural systems. They supply industrial rack solutions worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector. RMI was formed in 1958.