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Racking Collapse in Warehouse Video

  • 27th August 2019

Look at out our recommendations to make sure your racking would not collapse in your warehouse –

Racking Collapse in Warehouse
Racking Collapse in Warehouse Video

Regular Rack inspections are not only sound business practice, but they are also a legal requirement:

Compliance

All companies are legally obliged to ensure their employees work in a safe environment with safe equipment. The legislation and guidance that covers this include:

  • The Workplace, Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992 – Maintenance of workplace, and of equipment, devices and systems
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Section 2
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
  • The HSE Warehouse and storage safety guide HS (G) 76

Failure to comply can cause serious personal injury and even death of operatives, reduced productivity and lead to:

  • Expensive and disruptive legal proceedings
  • Higher insurance premiums
  • Damage to reputation

Our Rack Inspection service provides a comprehensive audit of your beams, uprights, frame bracing, floor fixings and lock-in clips. As the inspections are carried out in typical operational conditions, the inspectors also check that it is fit for purpose. In the end, they issue a report on any damage and provide advice on how it can be fixed.

The report you will receive uses the traffic light system:

  • Green: items with negligible damage that is safe to use.
  • Amber: Damage that needs repairs but does not require immediate off-loading.
  • Red: Severe damage that requires the rack to be off-loaded immediately and isolated from use.

We offer Annual and Weekly inspections.

Annual Rack Inspection service.

  • Comprehensive professional inspection
  • Certified and experienced inspectors
  • No interruption to operations
  • Detailed inspection report
  • Independent expert to assess equipment
  • A reminder of when next inspection is due
  • Support between visits
  • Load signs for each rack stating its maximum capacity.

Weekly Inspection service.

In addition to the annual inspections, weekly visual inspections are required. These must be carried out by a competent person. We can provide this service or train your own staff to do this.

For more information please call us on 01302 300200

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15 Comments on Racking Collapse in Warehouse Video

  • David Lawrence says:
    23rd August 2019 at 10:20 am

    Unfortunately, it was the driver's fault. He should have requested the pallets in the middle of the aisle to be moved, or pick another aisle instead.

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  • Kinubara says:
    23rd August 2019 at 10:20 am

    That's absolutely insane!

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  • Me.K says:
    23rd August 2019 at 10:20 am

    Management: "Yeah, but why are two people standing around talking"!

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  • Roger Lavoie says:
    23rd August 2019 at 10:20 am

    sorry the beams have sheared

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  • Roger Lavoie says:
    23rd August 2019 at 10:20 am

    you can't bolt uprights, they can twist. upright columns have to be welded and the steel when buying from china has to be tested. in this video the welds have sheared off.

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  • toadsonytwo says:
    23rd August 2019 at 10:20 am

    That wasnt the drivers fault. If you look at the shelves, theyre all overloaded. Theres no way it should have collapsed like that.

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  • Jules G says:
    23rd August 2019 at 10:20 am

    The boss rings : 'hey! What's going on down there?! I thought I heard a noise?!'

    Employees : 'holy batshit sunday'

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  • Dr Frankenslime says:
    23rd August 2019 at 10:20 am

    Hey! If you can hear me underneath all of those boxes, you're fired!

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  • Cherry Kamino says:
    23rd August 2019 at 10:20 am

    Shit I wanna know if the employees there are safe

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  • Miller Thyme says:
    23rd August 2019 at 10:20 am

    This is what happens when racks are held up by bubblegum and rubber bands.

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  • Devil Dog says:
    23rd August 2019 at 10:20 am

    This is why you design with safety factors over 1.0

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  • Chris Robinson says:
    23rd August 2019 at 10:20 am

    Took me a moment to realize this isn’t the ending to fight club.

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  • Fabian Tarantino says:
    23rd August 2019 at 10:20 am

    I've watched this about a dozen times and still don't understand what happened. The forklift makes contact with the racking, but it looks like it does so with all of the force of a maiden's sigh. Yet instantly the racking comes down like a house of cards.

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  • Don Rhule says:
    23rd August 2019 at 10:20 am

    Is this the incident at Culina?

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  • Quiet Entropy says:
    23rd August 2019 at 10:20 am

    So now us power equipment drivers are trying to find out where this happened and when it happened.

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