In warehouse management many professionals use a proper pallet racking system that helps them manage inventory more efficiently. The system improves how materials flow from the supplier to the customer as well as proper use of vertical space inside the warehouse. However, the use of this racking system is more complex as it may cause damage.
Damage from pallet-rack systems can cause injury. Products topple down from the top-most shelf which could damage the facility or other equipment. Staff needs a safe place to work and these interruptions could impact work flow.
Reno Forklift offers warehouses several dos and don’ts about pallet racking systems to be sure you are making the right choice.
When picking a system for the warehouse, consider how big warehouse is beforehand. It helps to determine what kind of system would be needed for inventory. You will also eed to check where the system will be placed.For example, where businesses use forklifts to move pallets around. Remember to allocate enough space to move around and maneuver the racks and the forklift itself.
In addition to that, you may need to check these too:
Al of these depend on what kind of products you’re storing. When choosing a racking system, choose the one that can sustain the weight of the material to be stored. Always check the amount of weight against the material of the shelves. Don’t over-load the shelves by putting a lot of products on every level. Staff can add labels accordingly as a reminder for each of these checkpoints.
Safety is one of the most important factors when dealing with racking systems. When an operator sees damage, they need to report it right away.
Refrain from repairing damages by yourselves as it may damage the equipment. Make sure to contact a professional to check on the physical structure and shelving.
Along with the dos, remember the don’ts that warehouse staff need to know.
Different kinds of pallet-racking systems exist and the staff can choose from these depending on the space. This avoids unnecessary expenses such as for expansion, additional lighting systems, and ventilation.
When problems occur, make sure to inform the warehouse staff about it. Don’t bescared about management as they care about the safety of the staff and the products. Some equipment incurs damage, others cause torsion. However, if the pallet-racking system fails, a lot of people may die. Make sure to train the staff on reports especially if they encounter damage, nomatter how minor it could be.
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