Category archives: Pallet Racking

The Benefits of Pallet Racking for your Business

Pallet racking has become an integral part of any business that deals with stock on pallets. Large, heavy and difficult to navigate and access, stock can be easily stored and retrieved with the use of pallet racking.
A number of sectors see the benefits of pallet racking on a daily basis, from builders merchants to kitchen, bedroom and bathroom warehouses.
There are a number of benefits of pallet racking for your business and once the initial cost and time in purchasing and setting up, you will wonder how you ever managed without it!
Pallet racking is substantially cheaper than other shelving options as it utilises the pallet that the stock arrives on to act as part of the shelving. The pallets are positioning on top of the racks that are light and sturdy and made up of a few simple components.
Other benefits of pallet racking for your business also include the fact that they are easily adaptable and can increase and decrease with your stock levels. You can simply extend or reduce your racking (with the help of professional to ensure health and safety guidelines are adhered to).
When you are holding large amounts of stock that are frequently checked, refreshed and accessed, pallet racking enables stock to be easily seen and accessed. It also allows for ventilation to keep products dry and in good condition.
There are a number of pallet racking features to consider when purchasing the right pallet racks for you, these include:
• Are the racks manufactured in accordance with the SEMA (Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association) Code of Practice for the Design of Adjustable Pallet Racking?
• Does the design conform to BS EN15512:2009 standards?
• Are the beams manufactured with single continuous uprights for maximum rigidity?
• Are the locking pins tamper proof?
• Do they have double fixing footplates?
It is important to ensure your racking is correctly fitted and maintained, SARI (SEMA Approved Racking Inspector) carries out racking inspections to ensure accidents are prevented and minimised. They also ensure you are complying with relevant legislation such as Health & Safety Welfare Regulations and maximise safety in the workplace.