- Ensure all your Fire Exits are clear and accessible at all times
- Have documentation to demonstrate that your staff is trained to use MHE equipment safely.
- Have record to demonstrate your staff has the know how to work safely around racking systems.
- Make sure there is a system in place for reporting any damage to either the building or racking system.
- Display safe rack loading information on the racking system and ensure your staff adheres to it.
- All safety signage is in place including loading capacity signage
- Install appropriate Safety accessories for protection of people and assets on site.
Inspections shall be carried out on a regular basis, and at least once every 6-12 months. The purpose of this inspection is to not only inspect the racking system but also examine the procedures laid down in the facility for rack safety. All errors and damages on any kind should be reported in writing to relevant authority for immediate change/repair to avoid any serious injury, damage or accident.
REGULAR Inspection of storage equipment should be made systematically; an evaluation should be reported of any damage found
a. Ensure the correct application and use of the equipment;
b. Ensure that safe working loads are adhered to;
c. Ensure that the racking installation has not been altered. A copy of the load application and configuration drawings shall be retained for this purpose
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; and
g. Examine connectors for deformation or signs of cracking at the welds.
STANDARD CODES USED AROUND THE WORLD
AS4084-2012 – Australia/New Zealand
RMI -MH16.1:2008 – America
BS -EN 15512:2009 – United Kingdom
FEM 10.2.04 – Europe (USER’S CODE)
EN 15635 & EN15620 – Europe
CSA A3441, 1-05 – Canada