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How Can I Get the Best Out of My Second-Hand Racking?

Article added Wednesday January 11th, 2017

Buying Second-Hand Pallet Racking from Pallet Racking Systems is a great way to cut your warehouse costs whilst retaining great quality at a fantastic price. The racking systems we sell will not only be great quality but will meet all of the relevant industry standards to ensure safety in the warehouse.

For more information about the second-hand pallet racking services that we can offer you, give us a call on 0800 085 8117 or complete an Enquiry Form on our Contact Us page.

It’s down to you to look after your racking and if you are unaware of how to get the best out of your pallet racking systems then read on for our guide…

Choosing the Most Suitable Option

There is nothing worse than getting the wrong product from the shop and realising only when you get back home. We’ve all been there… haven’t we? But doing the same with pallet racking could cost you a bit more money than getting the wrong type of pasta.

It is very important to look at what you’re using the racking for and then assessing your options.

Different types of racking systems have different purposes. For example, if you were to have inadequate floor space, a mezzanine floor would be the best option, whereas, for someone who needs to stack their storage, this wouldn’t be the right option. Similarly, if your storage is moving regularly, then a dynamic system is a great option, but if you need your pallet racking to hold heavy loads, a cantilever system may be more suitable as it is built to hold heavier loads.

Luckily enough for you – we will guide you to find the most suitable option, this will avoid costs that are easily preventable and can really make a difference to your businesses cash-flow.

Accessories

No not a gold chain or a snazzy watch… These accessories are used to protect and serve your pallet racking to make them last as long as they are needed:

  • Pallet Racking Frame Protectors
  • Timber Decking
  • Pallet Racking Anti-Collapse Mechanism
  • Rack End Protection Heavy Duty Barriers

Read our ‘What Pallet Racking Accessories Should We Invest In?’ to gain more of an insight into our accessories…

Protection for your racking systems using our accessories instantly increases the life of your racking systems, meaning you are getting more from what you buy. So, considering as many of these accessories would be highly beneficial and would be a great way to enhance your investment.

Maintenance & Safety

Following ALL safety obligations from The Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) is vital. Not only does it keep your staff safe but it also rids any implications that you could encounter.

Your Health & Safety procedures are also a contributing factor to keeping your racking systems to a high standard. Trip hazards, vehicle routes to ensure there are no collisions with staff or warehouse assets are just a few of the safety precautions you should be considering. In your racking systems case, you should be reaching a high standard of safety on a regular basis. It would be a great idea to undertake regular checks on all assets to locate problems and rectify them as soon as possible. As you may have second-hand racking systems they are more susceptible to faults or failures, as the age of racking systems increase the chance of failure or dangerous incidents are also increased. So, therefore, it is very important to keep a closer eye on those with more years to their name.

When it comes to racking maintenance, there is a lot to think about, so it is important to do your research. Call us now for more information on 0800 085 8117.