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Pallet Rack Inspections

The Importance of Racking Safety and Compliance - Annual Inspections

Pallet racking in Australia is covered under the Australian Standard AS 4084:2023 Steel Storage Racking. This standard deals not only with design but also covers racking installation and operation. When buying pallet racking, it is essential that you make sure the rack system is not only designed to the standard, but is installed to the standard and is operated in accordance with the standard. To comply with Australian Standard AS 4084:2023 Steel Storage Racking, all pallet racking is required to be inspected frequently, and at least every 12 months, and appropriate certified safe working load signage (SWL) attached.

During a racking inspection, any damage or identified safety issues with the racking are categorised as per AS4084-2012:
• RED RISK – Very serious damage;
• AMBER RISK – Hazardous damage;
• GREEN – Acceptable damage.

For further reading, please read the Worksafe Guidance Note on Pallet Racking Operation and Maintenance.

What You Get In A Pallet Racking Inspection From Colby Dandenong

A pallet racking inspection from Colby Dandenong adheres to AS 4048:2023. This means that beyond just looking at the pallet racking, you also get it recertified for another year.

A pallet racking inspection from Colby Dandenong includes:

  • The inspection of the racking for damage and safety issues.
  • A report that goes over what parts of your pallet racking that may need to be fixed and any other safety issues recognised.
  • Confirmation that the racking has been inspected as per AS 40848:23.
  • A quote to rectify safety issues and damage recognised.

Once your racking inspection is complete, you’ll know what needs to be done for it to be compliant, and we can help with that.

What We Look For When Inspecting Pallet Racking

As mentioned, a pallet racking inspection from Colby Dandenong conforms to AS 4048:23. An inspection like this is expected to take place at least every 12 months in order to remain compliant. Our inspections look for:

  • Any damage that may have been caused by a collision with materials handling equipment.
  • Warping of beams and posts.
  • Dislodged or missing pieces from the racking system.
  • Rust and other corrosion.
  • Misaligned beams and posts.

We also encourage all businesses using pallet racking to conduct their own pallet racking inspections on a regular basis. This allows businesses to stay ahead of maintenance issues and rectify them before they get worse. Although the yearly inspections need to be done by a certified racking inspector, self inspections should include:

  • Looking for any loose beam, posts, or other parts.
  • Ensuring there isn’t any physical damage to the racking.
  • Determining if there is any rust or corrosion on the racking.

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Pallet Racking Inspections by Colby Dandenong

Colby Dandenong offers regular rack safety inspections by qualified professionals, regardless of brand, and will make recommendations for any damage repairs or replacements, helping you ensure compliance and safety for your employees.

Call Colby Dandenong on  1300 265 291 for more information or to book a racking inspection or fill out submit an online form (top left of page).

Click on the link below for more information from our Colby Dandenong Racking Inspection brochure:

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Rackman Pallet Racking Certification

At Colby Dandenong we treat safety as a top priority. Not only do we manufacture the highest quality racking in Australia, we back it with Rackman Certification. Rackman is a proprietary software tool designed by some of the world’s leading structural engineers. Rackman Certification means that your racking system will meet the necessary safety standards. It will give you peace of mind knowing that your stock and staff are secure in your ColbyRACK installation.

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