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How Long Does Pallet Racking Last?

Article added Wednesday June 14th, 2017

Pallet racking is the most common form of warehouse storage but how long will your system last you? Will you need to replace it often? When investing large sums of money in a storage system you want to be reassured it will last you long enough to justify your investment and these are just a few of the common questions one would be asking before buying a racking system, and we will be guiding you through these questions to enlighten you.

A good quality pallet racking system should last you many years. It is a highly durable and reliable warehouse storage method if properly maintained. It is important to invest in the highest spec of pallet racking you can afford. If you ensure that the system you purchase is fit-for-purpose, installed correctly and well maintained it should last you a substantial amount of time.

Regular inspection of your pallet racking system is vital. Even minor damage can significantly reduce its safety and durability. It is recommended that you should inspect your pallet racking for damage in-house at least on a weekly basis. An annual inspection by a third party (preferably SEMA trained) is a legal requirement. To read more about Racking Inspection – Click Here

Any damage that is found should be remedied as soon as possible. As with most things though, prevention is better than cure. You should have robust processes in place for reporting any accidents and damage. Purchasing pallet racking accessories to minimise damage and increase the longevity of your pallet racking system can also be a sensible move.

Pallet Racking Accessories

Here are some examples of useful pallet racking accessories to protect your systems.

Frame Protectors

Pallet racking frame protectors take the impact of bumps from forklift trucks and other machinery. Upright pallet racking column guards are anchored to the floor forming a cost effective metal shield around the lower portions of the frame. The idea of this protector is that you can replace the damaged upright frame protector at a much lower cost than replacing the damaged upright frame.

Rack End Protection Heavy Duty Barriers

These provide a heavy duty protection barrier for the end sections of your pallet racking. A steel barrier is fitted across the width at the base of the pallet racking system to protect the entire end from machinery (rather than just the uprights).

Pallet Racking Anti Collapse Mechanism

The anti-collapse mesh is a mechanism fitted to the rear of a pallet racking system. This provides protection against staff injuries from racking collapse, beam damage collapse and potential falling debris/produce.

Here at Pallet Racking Solutions Limited, we have over 45 years’ experience in warehouse storage solutions. We specialise in high quality, good condition used pallet racking systems – purchasing, supplying and installation. Our second-hand pallet racking systems will last for many years if maintained correctly.

We offer a full design service to our clients to create the most space efficient and cost effective warehouse storage solution for them. We apply stringent quality and safety inspections to all of our pallet racking systems, so you know you are making a safe and reliable purchase. Investing in a pallet racking system that could last you decades.

Please visit our website for more information about our products or call Pallet Racking Systems Limited on 0800 085 8117.