Inspections for Racking and Shelving

May 2000
Logistics & Transport Focus;May2000, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p6
Trade Publication
This article reports that the storage and handling specialist Dexion Ltd. has issued guidelines for effective racking and shelving inspections to ensure continuing safety and the efficient use of business time and money. Situations wherein regular inspection is especially important were discussed. Specific areas of concern reviewed during a Dexion inspection include correct location of beams and beam locks in uprights, excessive deflection of beams due to current, or previous overloading, damaged, incorrectly adjusted or overloaded shelves, any evidence of damage to the installation by handling or other equipment, incorrect use of accessories supplied with the racking or shelving, and missing or loose fixing-down bolts. The company supplies a comprehensive written report, together with a layout drawing, detailing specific risk areas and advising on appropriate action.


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