Pallet Racking Inspections are carried out in accordance with SEMA guidelines.
Regular inspections should be carried out by a health and safety executive to ensure warehouse safety.
The pallet racking inspection is visual and carried out at ground floor level by sema approved racking inspectors.
A risk analysis is completed prior to the inspections to ensure a successful examination of the racking systems can take place in safe manner. Also, to ensure all pallet racking locations are accessible.
Racking Inspector’s may ask to see copies of internal daily or weekly documentation of checks carried out by the PRRS (person responsible for racking safety). To ascertain suitable rack safety procedures are being maintained. So, should the correct procedures not be in place, the inspector will advise as to the correct course of action going forward.
You can find our free racking inspection checklist here
A full detailed report will be emailed off site following the inspection. Should any serious damage, potential hazards or even a structural / loading issue be identified. The inspector will notify the PRRS immediately and issue a ‘Red risk notification sheet’.
This will be released during or immediately following the pallet racking inspection
Other ‘Amber, Green or less serious observations’ will be included within the full report.
The report will include the following:
A detailed analysis / examination of the equipment and pallets.
Manufacturer / specification / dimensions.
History / supplier / installation.
Damage location sheet / drawing.
Recommendations / damage prevention.
Photos of typical findings.
Damage criteria / inspections / awareness.
Useful contacts / documents.
A detailed analysis / examination of the equipment and pallets
Manufacturer / specification / dimensions
History / supplier / installation
Damage location sheet / drawing
Recommendations / damage prevention
Photos of typical findings
Damage criteria / inspections / awareness
Useful contacts / documents
Pallet Racking Inspection damage categories
Classification of damage categories are as follows;
Very high level of risk, damage more than twice the SEMA limit.
Immediate off load and isolation required.
A lower level of risk, not requiring immediate off load however is greater than the SEMA limit.
Location to be offloaded within a 4 week period. No additional load to be placed following removal until remedial works have been completed.
If the location is not repaired within the 4 week period, the Amber risk location is automatically upgraded to Red risk.
A location with damage present however falls below / within SEMA guidelines.
Damage is recorded and continuously monitored for future inspections.
The inspector may also include this category for an observation of no great risk / damage. For example a component that has not been installed to the manufacturers specification / guidelines.
If a safety problem or damage is observed by any employee, it should immediately be reported to the PRRS. It is your legal obligation to have systems in place for reporting damage and defects