Rack Safety Inspections
Rack damage and other rack safety concerns accumulate in a rack system overtime. This is concerning, since even damage that is not obvious can lead to a rack collapse. Because of this, professional rack safety inspections are an essential part of keeping your employees and assets safe.
RCS is a woman owned and operated, WBE certified company that provides professional rack safety inspections. Through these inspections we ensure that your system complies with all rack safety regulatory requirements.
RCS has a team of rack safety specialists. Our knowledge and experience allow us to analyze a rack system, locate all possible risks, and make suggestions to help you increase employee safety and asset protection.
Code Compliant Rack Safety Inspections
The goal of REB Contracting Solutions’ rack safety inspections is for you to comply with all regulatory requirements. These requirements are set forth by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Rack Manufacturer’s Institute (RMI).
The following regulations can be found in ANSI/RMI 16.1:
01 Repair and Replacement
of Damaged Components
02 Owner Maintenance
03 Additions, Alterations, and
04 Rack Damage
RCS Rack Safety
01 Step One
The first step in our rack safety inspection process is for one of our rack safety experts to come to your location and perform a full walkthrough of your rack system. During this walkthrough, we’ll assess every part of your rack system for safety concerns. We record every instance of concern.
02 Step Two
A couple weeks following your assessment, we’ll provide you with a scope drawing. This scope drawing identifies each location of a safety concern and what type of concern it is. We’ll go through this drawing with you to explain all the safety concerns found and our recommendations to correct them.
03 Step Three
We can then provide you with a proposal for these remediation services.
More about our rack safety inspection process.
01 Types of Rack Damage
That Are Evaluated
02 Repairing Damaged Rack
03 Providing Subsequent Professional Rack Safety Inspections
RCS is a team of experts who
are well versed in Rack
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
Yes, regular inspections are required to ensure the safety of workers and compliance with regulations. In addition to annual inspections, racking systems should also be inspected after any incidents or accidents, after any major changes to the racking system, and on a regular basis to identify any potential hazards or defects.
We recommend a warehouse racking system should be inspected at least once a year by a qualified inspector. However, the frequency of inspections may vary depending on factors such as the type of racking system, the frequency of use, and the conditions in the warehouse. Additional inspections may be required after any major changes to the racking system or after any incidents or accidents.
OSHA requires that racking systems be inspected regularly by a competent person who is trained to identify damaged or faulty components. The inspection should include a visual check for any signs of damage or wear, as well as load capacity testing to ensure that the racking system can support the intended loads. OSHA also requires that the racking system be designed and installed according to industry standards and manufacturer recommendations.
A qualified inspector will conduct a thorough inspection of the racking system to identify any potential hazards or defects. This may include a visual inspection to check for signs of damage, corrosion, or wear, as well as load capacity testing to ensure that the racking system can support the intended loads. The inspector may also check for proper installation and labeling, as well as any other factors that could affect the safety and stability of the racking system.
Yes, racking must be certified as safe and compliant with industry standards before being put into use. Certification should be performed by a qualified engineer or other professional who can verify that the racking system is designed and installed according to manufacturer recommendations and industry standards. Regular inspections are necessary to maintain this certification and ensure that the racking system remains safe and compliant with regulations.
Contact RCS for a Professional Rack Safety Inspection
If you’re concerned about the safety of your rack system, contact RCS to schedule a professional inspection of your rack system.
Contact RCS for more information. We work with end users, manufacturers, dealers, and contractors.
Our team will be happy to help you better understand our services and provide you with a quote.