Racking and Shelving Safety

Purpose of Inspections

Rack Inspections are crucial to any employer/owner of racking, they ensure warehouse racking is in a safe condition and is being used correctly, as it is vital to maintain the safety of employees and others around the system.

The maintenance of racking systems and their compatibility with the loads and material handling equipment, such as forklifts and stock pickers, is crucial in protecting your investment and extending your systems life expectancy.


Any modifications to racking systems should be checked by the manufacturer, supplier or a trained inspector with experience in racking design and construction.


It is recommended that a system of regular inspections for pallet racking installations shall be carried out on a regular basis and at least once every 12 months by a competent person, as a minimum in accordance with AS 4084-2012.


In accordance with AS 4084-2012, SSO's inspections shall be carried out to:

(a) Ensure the correct application and use of equipment.

(b) Ensure that the working load limits are adhered to.

(c) Ensure that the racking installation has not been altered. A copy of the load application and configuration drawings shall be retained for this purpose.

(d) Examine the extent of damage due to impact on the racking installation.

(e) Examine the out of plumb of the racking.

(f) Examine for any dislocation and deformation of sections and connections for uprights and beams.

(g) Examine connectors for deformation or signs of cracking at the welds.

(h) Examine base plate for anchors.


With years of experience and knowledge in rack design, installation and maintenance, SSO are able to perform your safety audits.

We have intimate knowledge of most major brands including:

Dexion - APC - Brownbuilt - Colby - Alpha - Schaeffer


To book an Inspection,

Give us a call (02) 6299 3942 or Email info@ssostorage.com.au


Pallet racking: Pallet racking is a material handling storage aid system, designed specifically to store materials on pallets (or “skids”) and accessed by mechanical handling equipment.

Competent person: A person who has acquired through training, qualification or experience, or a combination of both the knowledge and skills required to safely carry out a task.

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