Preventing rack damage is the most economical way to ensure rack safety for the long term. Forklift truck drivers must be trained to work around pallet racking to minimize damage. Rack protection is a recommended option to prevent damage. Rack protection is an upfront minimal expense that can prevent both long-term damage and the added expense of replacing racking in the future. Damaged racking can lead to warehouse down time, a possible racking collapse, serious injury or the death of an employee. Lift truck drivers should be properly trained on working with material handling equipment and safety procedures when dealing with heavy and palletized loads. If you are issued a stop work order by the Ministry of Labour because of racking damage or other safety concerns, a racking PSR will be required before you can resume work.
We will provide racking certificates for each bay of pallet racking along with layout drawings of your installation. A rack PSR should indicate the date, signature of the reviewing engineer, as well as the capacity per beam indicating the allowable maximum beam load.
North American Steel performs PSRs along with certifying the pallet racking for safe load capacity, which is one of the benefits of dealing directly with your racking manufacturer. For new installations with NAS racking, a PSR exemption letter can be issued by your NAS representative.