Getting your racking checked annually in the form of safety inspections is now a legal requirement. It is also strongly recommended that you perform regular checks yourself. As a business owner you will want to do as much as you can in order to keep your staff and your stock safe.
You need to make sure you do the following to really keep everything in working order and to keep the environment safe.
As soon as a problem or damage is observed by anyone it should be reported immediately to the person responsible for racking safety. You need to ensure that you have someone responsible for this and keeping records as well as having a system in place for reporting damage.
These ideally need to be made on a weekly basis. This can help you to catch issues quickly before they become a major problem. You should be able to find some sort of risk assessment form online to download and fill in. You need to keep these in a safe place so you always have a formal written record.
Annual Safety Inspections
These need to be done by a technically competent person and need to be carried out annually. As mentioned these are now a legal requirements. A written report from this should be submitted and highlight any actions necessary.
Luckily for you Advanced Handling and Storage can take a look at the report and carry out any rack repairs you need. We can even organise the annual safety inspections to give you peace of mind. You know that it will be done and leaves you one less thing to worry about.
For more information about rack inspections or how we can help you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! Call us on 01388 779111 or please send an email to email@example.com