Pallet racking systems are an invaluable tool when it comes to organising a warehouse or any other type of storage space, because they offer the users the opportunity to access the goods stored there in a simple way. Pallet racking systems are extremely useful because they are available in different sizes and they allow you to use the storage space on both horizontal and vertical. But it is not important only the type of shelving units you are choosing, for organising your warehouse, it is also essential for them to be installed in safety conditions, and according to some key aspects. In case you are careful when you decide where and how to install the system, you will benefit from a great way of using the floor space. This guide has the purpose to share you the basic rules you have to consider when you decide to have a pallet racking system in your storage space.
The first thing you have to keep in mind is that you have to prepare the space before installing the system. Therefore, you have to make sure that all your employees, who work in the warehouse, are trained with regard to the safety and installation procedures, because you have to be sure that they would not experience any working related accident. Also, before deciding upon one of the providers from the market, you have to review and compare the materials they are made of, to be sure that the model you choose will suit your needs. When receiving them, you should inspect every one of the shelves to be sure that they are not damaged, because incidents might happen when transporting the pallet racking systems from the provider to your warehouse. When choosing the location of the racks, you should talk with a specialist from the company, to be sure that it is proper to install them there. It is advisable for the storage space to feature concrete floors, because they offer stability to the system. You have to check the floor slab because it has to be quite thick to be able to support the racks once you load them with the goods.
Other aspect you have to check is for the floor to be level, because in other situation the installation would not be achieved. When installing the racking system by yourself it is essential to check the location for different types of obstructions like electrical panels, piping, doorways, light or ducts. In case you notice any of them, you should contact a specialised team to handle the process of installing the shelves, because they would know how to avoid or remove the obstruction. Because you do not have experience, it is advisable to snap chalk lines on the floor for helping you position the shelves. In case you consider that you just cannot successfully end the process of installing them by yourself, you should contact a professional to install them, or you can even as for the provider to do it, because in the majority of cases they offer this service too.
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