WHS Compliant Pallet Racking Audit and Repairs

Under the WHS Act, all persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must be able to demonstrate that they have taken steps to ensure, so far as is ‘reasonably practicable’, a safe working environment for all workers, and others at a workplace. This includes a process of risk management and complying with all applicable WHS legislation and industry standards.

Pallet racking systems are a significant investment to a business and a crucial part of a warehouse operation. Despite that many workplaces are unaware or overlook the importance of having procedures for the safe operation and maintenance of their pallet racking systems

No matter how careful or experienced forklift operators are, damage will occur from time to time, which can result in serious consequences if left undetected.

To comply with Australian Standards AS 4084-2012 Steel storage racking (Section 8.2), ‘’Inspections shall be carried out on a regular basis, and at least once every twelve (12) months to-

(a) ensure the correct application and use of equipment;
(b) ensure that the working load limits are adhered to;
(c) ensure that the racking installation has not been altered.
(d) examine the extent of damage due to impact in the racking installation;
(e) examine the out-of-plumb of the racking;
(f) examine for any dislocation and deformation of sections and connections for uprights
and beams;
(g) examine connectors for deformation or signs of cracking of the welds; and
(h) examine base plates and floor anchors”

For a competitive fee, Benchmark Shelving and Storage can visit your workplace to conduct a thorough inspection and audit of all your pallet racking in accordance with AS 4084:2012. Upon completion we will also provide a no obligation quote to rectify any findings during this inspection.

Benchmark’s pallet racking inspections, installations, repairs and maintenance work are all carried out by experience personnel with knowledge of numerous pallet racking brands and systems. Benchmark Shelving and Storage hold a current Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) Licence (15043909) which is a legislated requirement for anyone carrying out Pallet Racking scope of works in Queensland. Contact us for more information on Pallet Racking Audit and Repairs and how our expert team we can assist you.

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