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Why You Need Pallet Racking Safety Inspections

At Advanced Handling & Storage, we specialise in all aspects of pallet racking safety and storage to improve warehouse operations and increase storage. 

We pride ourselves on being able to provide a thorough pallet racking inspection service, which is always completed by an independent SEMA approved racking inspector.

What is a pallet racking safety inspection? 

A pallet racking inspection, also sometimes referred to as a rack damage survey, is a thorough assessment of the quality and condition of your pallet racking system. 

This type of assessment can also be carried out for mezzanine floors, shelving, and other storage systems that may be at risk of damage from operating machinery or equipment used during warehouse operations. 

A safety inspection will not only assess the damage and identify it but it will also highlight any risk of future damage to your pallet racking system. The report uses a traffic light coding system to help you understand the various levels of risk.


Very serious damage that requires immediate attention and racking replaced. Must not be put back into use until the damaged material has been replaced. 


Serious damage and over the SEMA advised tolerances. Once unloaded but not be used until replacements have been forced.


Racking is damaged but within SEMA guidelines, must be continually monitored, usually within the remit of the in-house inspection. Any future impacts must be reported, and racking but be re-inspected in line with the SEMA guidelines.

Why should you have a pallet racking inspection?

If you use a pallet racking system, or any other type of storage system, under current legislation (The Health and Safety At Work Act 1974 and the PUWER Regulations), then it will lawfully require regular inspections by a SEMA approved racking inspector.

A pallet racking safety inspection is advised to be carried out on a 12 month basis. 

Carrying out regular safety checks is not only a sensible thing to do as a business but is a critical part of business management. Pallet racking safety inspections can help reduce insurance premium and overall maintenance costs.

Insurance companies actively encourage businesses to participate in safety audits because failure to do so could affect the result of an insurance claim, should you need to submit one.

Why choose Advanced Handling & Storage for a pallet racking inspection?

We are the pallet racking people at Advanced Handling & Storage, which means we offer an efficient pallet racking safety inspection service to businesses up and down the UK.

Our inspections are backed up with a detailed analytic report, including drawings, to offer a personal service and one that ensures our clients are working with a professional and quality organisation.

Unlike many other pallet racking safety inspection services in the UK, we also offer a full repair service. We also offer free quotes with no obligations at the most competitive prices.

For more information, call our experts on 0800 345 7088 or send an email to [email protected].

How much does a pallet racking safety inspection cost?

The price of a racking inspection will depend on the size of your warehouse. For an accurate quote, get in touch and we will be happy to help.

We will take into consideration the quantity of pallet racking, type of racking system, location, and the type of inspection.

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