Learn about Warehouse Racking Permit Support
Obtaining necessary permits is an important part of building a material handling system. The permitting process should start early on so that operations are not delayed. Identifying what permits are required should be done during the planning phase of the building or material handling system.
However, the permitting process can be complicated. Having an experienced company, such as RCS, provide permitting support for your warehouse racking system ensures that all codes and standards set forth by the International Code Council (ICC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and other governing documents are adhered to, with the goal of making sure the facility is safe for employees to work in.
RCS is a woman owned and operated, WBE certified company that provides warehouse racking permit support nationwide. We work with end users, manufacturers, dealers, and contractors to provide a safe, compliant material handling system. We partner with a highly rated fire protection engineering firm to ensure that all life safety requirements applicable to your municipality are adhered to.
Permitting Support Services
RCS provides comprehensive permitting support services for high pile storage permits, life safety permits, sprinkler permits, and electrical permits. We’re highly experienced in the permitting process for all types of rack systems, including multi-level rack systems.
An overview of our permitting support process is as follows:
01 Step One
RCS will conduct a life safety evaluation to determine what permits, if any, are required.
02 Step Two
If permits are required, we’ll put together all necessary drawings and other documentation needed for permit approval. This can include a high pile storage report.
03 Step Three
All necessary permitting documentation is submitted to the municipality for approval.
04 Step Four
Once all drawings are completed and all required permits are obtained, RCS engineers can source sprinklers and lighting from our network of approved vendors based on requirements and cost. We’ll work with all necessary parties to install these. We maintain a large network of installers, all of whom are thoroughly vetted to meet the highest standards for quality of workmanship.
Read below for further information on these steps.
Life Safety Evaluation
High Pile Storage Report
Racking Permit Support
RCS takes on the life safety evaluation and permitting process for you. We provide warehouse racking permit support nationwide. We determine if all life safety regulations are adhered to, as well as determine if permits are required. If required, we’ll provide the necessary drawings and documents to submit to the municipality for permitting.
Once permitted, we can project manage the procurement and installation of required sprinkler improvements including any necessary sprinklers and lighting. We also offer full installation of the material handling system.
RCS is a team of experts who are
well versed in pallet rack installation
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
There is no legal requirement for racking to be certified. However, some warehouse operators choose to have their racking certified to ensure that it is safe and compliant with industry standards. Certification can be obtained through independent inspection and testing by a qualified racking inspector.
The permits required for warehouse racking vary depending on the location and local regulations. In some areas, a permit may be required for the installation or modification of warehouse racking systems. It is recommended to check with local authorities or a qualified racking installer to determine the necessary permits for your specific location.
The fees associated with racking permits vary depending on the location and the type of permit required. In some cases, there may be a fee for the initial permit application and additional fees for inspections or modifications. It is recommended to check with local authorities or a qualified racking installer to determine the fees associated with racking permits in your specific location.
OSHA does not specifically require permits for warehouse racking. However, OSHA does require that racking systems be designed, installed, and maintained in accordance with industry standards to ensure worker safety. This may include obtaining permits or inspections from local authorities as required by local regulations.
The requirements for warehouse racking in Illinois vary depending on the location and local regulations. However, warehouse racking systems in Illinois are generally required to comply with industry standards, including OSHA regulations and the International Building Code (IBC). It is recommended to check with local authorities or a qualified racking installer to determine the specific requirements for warehouse racking in your area of Illinois.