Pallet Rack Protection
Including pallet rack protection products in your rack system is a must to avoid or lessen the severity of damage caused by forklift impact. Protection products should not be viewed as accessories to your system, but as essential items that serve the important function of keeping employees safe and your assets protected.
RCS has extensive knowledge in determining where protection products should be incorporated to provide comprehensive protection of your pallet rack system. We supply and install the highest quality pallet rack protection products from top manufacturers.
RCS is a woman owned and operated, WBE certified company. We work with end users, manufacturers, dealers, and contractors to provide a safe, compliant material handling system.
Why Use Pallet Rack
Unfortunately, rack damage within a warehouse is common. This damage typically occurs when a forklift accidently hits the rack while turning down aisles, navigating narrow aisles, or loading a pallet into a bay. Some of this damage is not obvious and therefore goes unreported or gets overlooked. However, even the slightest damage can critically compromise the integrity of a rack system.
Rack protection products will significantly improve the safety of your warehouse by preventing or lessening the severity of rack damage. This will help you avoid the cost of halting operations in that area to repair or replace the damaged rack.
Most importantly, pallet rack protection can help avoid a rack collapse. A collapse may result in harm to employees and most likely damage to products beyond repair.
Pallet Rack Protection Products
It’s important to consider that there are several types of rack protection and that they are not designed to do the same job. Therefore, incorporating multiple types will provide the most benefit.
Below are the most common types of pallet rack protection products provided by RCS.
01 Column Guards
02 End of Row Protection
03 Down Aisle Protection
04 Frame Extensions
Pallet Rack protection
with RCS it’s easy
01 Step One
An RCS expert will determine where all sprinklers should be located to satisfy local municipality requirements.
We will provide this information to all applicable parties to have this included in the CADD drawings.
02 Step Two
We will determine if a high pile storage permit is required. If required, we will provide a high pile storage drawing containing all life safety information, including sprinkler and fire protection information. This is then submitted to the municipality for approval.
03 Step Three
Once all drawings are completed and all required permits are obtained, RCS engineers will source sprinklers from our network of approved vendors based on requirements and cost. We’ll work with all necessary parties to install these.
RCS is a team of experts who are
well versed in pallet rack protection
Combined years of experience project managing material handling systems
Combined years of experience engineering material handling systems
Combined years of experience implementing material handling system safety regulations
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Frequently Asked Questions
Racking protection refers to products and solutions designed to prevent damage to pallet racking systems caused by forklift impacts, collisions, and other accidents.
To keep a warehouse pallet racking system safe, we recommend regular inspections and maintenance are required. You should also implement safety measures such as installing racking protection and training workers on safe handling and usage.
Common types of racking protection we often utilize in our work include column protectors, frame guards, and end-of-aisle protectors. Rack netting and mesh partitions are also effective in preventing damage caused by falling objects.
To secure a pallet rack, it is important to follow proper installation and anchoring procedures. We also often recommend using locking pins or clips to secure beams and prevent dislodging. Installing frame guards and column protectors can also add an extra layer of protection against impacts.