United Rack Services offers a unique, comprehensive safety training package specifically focused on storage rack safety. It includes in-house training on recognizing trouble spots in the warehouse and provides employees with the tools necessary to identify defects and deficiencies in the racking system.

We have developed a program that will give you the confidence and knowledge to carry out a competent safety inspection on your racking systems.

This one day seminar will increase your ability to assess the potential dangers of racking systems, teach you how to plan your internal inspections and present evidence of what could happen if you don’t take care.

To maximize your training experience, we suggest that a baseline facility inspection be conducted prior to the training. Your training session will then include a customized presentation relating to the specific environment of your facility.

The Return on Investment (ROI) for these seminars is high. When you use the knowledge learned form the seminar, and put into practice an a management system on your racking, you will find a reduction in  repair and replacement costs and have less damage to valuable stock due to a decrease in damaged racking. These reductions will also significantly lower the risk of injury to personnel.

Topics covered in this course;
• Basic legislation (local or adopted policy)
• Industry standards, manufacturers rules
• Types of Storage Systems
• Rack components, their individual function
• Rack build and installation standards
• Loading capacities and load notices
• Altering the racking system, the consequences
• Operational clearances
• Operating aisles
• How to look for damage “hot spots” and hidden dangers
• The fork lift truck (MHE) driver
• Causes of damage
• Typical damages
• Repair standards – conforming and non-conforming repairs
• Rack protection – column guards, row end protection, etc.
• Safety planning, the need to inspect
• Measuring damage, industry standards
• Identifying the hazards
• Record keeping
• Lack of maintenance, “The Gamble”
• Be shown how to carry out a BASIC inspection by a professional
consultant. This person will demonstrate what to look for by utilizing
the correct tools.

The course should include a practical inspection to assess observation skills and damage recording for responsible personnel selected to undertake the periodic inspections.

For a free no obligation quote, please call Tom Gibbs at (630) 783-0825.

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Rack Safety Inspections

Have you had a Rack Safety Inspection lately? Health & safety regulations are constantly placing more emphasis and responsibility on companies and management to ensure the safety of employees and to carry out self assessments on the risks in the workplace. The condition of storage equipment is often overlooked when safety in the workplace is assessed and can therefore deteriorate as a result. This can lead to expensive losses of stock, personal injuries or loss of life. A periodic inspection of your warehouse racking can ensure that risks are kept to a minimum and that you continue to operate to your full capacity. We offer a unique, professional inspection service carried out by qualified inspectors who have a wealth of experience with the storage industry.

The consequences of unsafe racking and poor safety procedures can easily be seen on the many videos that have been posted to the internet. The best way to avoid any catastrophic rack failure is to have a regular inspection and maintenance program in place. The program should include visual inspection of each section of racking, with a checklist for specific areas to review. If any item does not pass inspection, then an action plan for repair or replacement should be implemented.

For those who are interested, we are MSHA and TWIC certified.

We also accept all major credit cards (MC, Visa, Amex).

Please take a look around our website to lean more about the unique services we offer. If you would like more information on these services, please follow the contact information below:

Contact: Thomas Gibbs
Phone: (630) 841-7256