Pallet Racking Inspection Checklist

Utilize the Pallet Racking Inspection Checklist to assess and maintain pallet racking, ensuring safety, compliance, and efficient warehouse operations.

Pallet Racking Inspection Checklist



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1. Have any impacts or other incidents been reported?


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Pallets

1. Are there any unsuitable pallets being used? Note: Unsuitable pallets are post pallets, flat-bottomed skids, most types of 4-way pallets, and most types of bulk containers e.g. ‘IBC’


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2. Do all pallets have front-and-back boards to lock in the pallet?


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3. Are all pallets positioned correctly?


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4. Do any pallets have damage?


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5. Are the pallet weights within the stated load limit on the Load-Rating-Sign?


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Frames

1. Has there been impact damage to uprights or bracing? Note: Damage at low-height front or rear is common.


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Baseplates And Anchoring

1. Are all baseplates anchored?


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2. Is there any damage to baseplates and moved levelers? Note: Both can result in a ‘lean’ visible in the racking.


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3. Is there any damage to pallet racking protectors?


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Beams

1. Has there been impact damage to the beams? Note: Common damage styles are: bends in the middle and distortion at the end-connectors or hooks. Even very small distortion at the end connectors particularly, the hooks is dangerous


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2. Are all beams properly engaged?


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3. Have any beam levels been adjusted? Note: Moving up the beam levels alters the designed structure and may make it weaker. Check maximum heights and intervals of the bottom two beam levels as stated on the load sign.


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Safety Locks

1. Are all Beam-Safety-Locks in place? If not, are they replaced immediately?


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2. Is there a supply of safety locks on-site? Note: Local standards require a supply of safety locks on site.


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Load Signs

1. Does each run of pallet racking have a Load-Sign?


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2. Does the Load-Sign meet your local standards requirements?


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3. Does the configuration on the sign match that rack? Eg: Bottom-beam-height maximum etc.?


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Checklist by GoAudits.com – Please note that this checklist is intended as an example. We do not guarantee compliance with the laws applicable to your territory or industry. You should seek professional advice to determine how this checklist should be adapted to your workplace or jurisdiction.

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