Pallet racking systems offer a convenient way to store items in your warehouse or stockroom, but there are certain safety precautions you'll want to consider before you place a single pallet on your racks. Proper safety protocols ensure worker safety and helps to protect your inventory. Here are just a few things you can do to make your pallet racking system safe and secure.
Pallet Rack Netting
Pallet rack netting covers the open spaces between the shelves on your pallet rack netting system. This netting prevents loose boxes on your pallets from falling, which can damage your products and can potentially cause injuries to anyone standing in the aisle in your stockroom. You can cut the netting to fit around your racks or any sprinkler systems you may have installed to customize the setup on your racking system.
Guardrails And Post Protectors
The ends of pallet racks can be vulnerable to impacts from forklifts and pallet jacks, which can damage your racking system. Guardrails and post protectors absorb the impact from the vehicles and equipment in your stockroom, protecting your pallet racks from damage and collapse. You should consider installing these on any aisles where your pallet racks' ends are exposed. Post protectors are designed to fit around the base supports for your pallet racks, and they can be added along the length of the rack to provide protection from all angles, while guardrails are placed on the floor in front of the racks. You can use both items together for multi-layer protection.
Wire decking features a mesh design that reinforces the bottom of your pallet rack shelves, helping to contain any small items that may fall as your staff loads and unloads pallets. This is a smart addition to pallet racks in warehouse club-style stores where customers may walk underneath racks as they shop. If your pallets aren't wrapped when placed on your warehouse pallet racks, this decking can also help to protect your loose inventory that might become dislodged during the order picking process. The decking is typically easy to install, with the typical design fitting over your shelving framework. You can also invest in pallet racks with the decking built in.
Talk to your warehouse staff about any safety concerns they may have while working in your stockroom and consider these helpful accessories to improve workplace safety. With the right precautions in place, your pallet racks can store all your inventory and space pallets safely and securely.