Racking Inspections

Racking Inspection Audit Service

Not Sure If You Need A Rack Inspection?

Has your racking been inspected within the last 12 months? Australian Standards recommend annual inspections as a minimum, to record the condition of your system and prevent loss of products and harm to employees.

All businesses with pallet racking in their storage facility should be aware of the Australian Standard AS4084-2012 and WHS /OH&S Acts, Regulations & Codes of Practice and understand that pallet racking must have an inspection every 12 months.

Any modifications to systems should be checked by the manufacturer or a trained inspector with experience in racking design and construction.
The Australian Standard AS4084-2012 – Steel Storage Racking recommends that all racking should be checked at least once a year to ensure its safe performance.

The following is an excerpt from the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 – Victoria which sets out the key principles, duties and rights in relation to workplace health and safety. This provides an example of the obligations a business owner has. Check the mandatory legislation in your applicable state.

The act states:

(1) The objects of this Act are –
(a) to secure the health, safety and welfare of employees and other persons at work; and
(b) to eliminate, at the source, risks to the health, safety or welfare of employees and other persons at work; and
(c) to ensure that the health and safety of members of the public is not placed at risk by the conduct of undertakings by employers and self-employed persons; and

Duties of employers to employees
(1) An employer must, so far as is reasonably practicable, provide and maintain for employees of the employer a working environment that is safe and without risks to health.
(a) provide or maintain plant or systems of work that are, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe and without risks to health;

Racking structures fall under Regulations under the Act – plant regulations.

(b) make arrangements for ensuring, so far as is reasonably practicable, safety and the absence of risks to health in connection with the use, handling, storage or transport of plant or substances;
(c) maintain, so far as is reasonably practicable, each workplace under the employer’s management and control in a condition that is safe and without risks to health;

AJM’s racking inspections include…

  • A visual inspection of all pallet racking, walkways and signage
  • Assessment in compliance to the most up-to-date requirements: Australian Standard AS4084-12
  • A report of existing pallet racking with red, amber & green recommendations applied to damaged areas
  • Issue a Certificate of Compliance when inspections and repairs are compliant.

Contact Information
For further information please contact AJM Training Services:

Phone:             0429 156 197 or 1800 770 301
Web:                Contact Us

Some of our clients

Visy
DonKR Castlemaine
Loscam Pallets
Spauto Devondale Murray Goulburn
Woolworths DC
Iplex Pipelines
Rocla Concrete Pipes