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Rack Inspections

Why are Rack Inspections Necessary?

Collapsing pallet racking poses a danger for users, including the workers themselves and anyone else who happens to be nearby. When damaged or low-quality racks fail under heavy loads, they can cause accidents, serious injuries, or even death.

 

A wide variety of pallet racks for specific types of applications are sold on today's market. Since the construction of pallet racks is not regulated, their quality varies greatly. In fact, while some manufacturers, distributors, or installers provide excellent quality products and services, others have a tendency to offer their customers less robust racks, which can jeopardize quality and safety.

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We Can Help!

We not only design and install storage rack systems, but we also provide professional, effective, and detail-oriented storage rack inspections to existing rack systems. With an immense amount of experience and national certifications, the inspectors at PHI have a keen eye for identifying threatening damage in even the most complex rack systems.

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Inspection Options

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Basic Rack Inspection

Know where you stand

A Basic Rack Inspection is commonly used in facilities where rack inspections are done on a routine basis. This inspection is a cost-effective way to assess the current condition of your facility.

A "Basic Rack Inspection" includes:

  • Facility walk-through  

  • Pricing to replace damaged and/or under-rated rack components  

  • Installation pricing, including removal and replacement of damaged or under-rated rack components

Make sure you're covered

A Damage Safety Inspection is what the Rack Manufacturing Institute (RMI) and OSHA will request for assessing rack system damage and safety. This inspection is a more in-depth version of the "Basic Rack Inspection," commonly used when a considerable amount of time has passed since a previous inspection.

A "Damage Safety Inspection" includes:

  • Facility walk-through using two inspectors  

  • Storage system drawing to correspond with damage inspection sheets  

  • Pricing for replacement of damaged and/or under-rated components  

  • Installation pricing, including removal and replacement of damaged and/or under-rated rack components  

  • Safety inspection damage report, listing the damaged component's level of damage  

  • Final safety inspection showing a comparison of damaged vs. good components  

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Damage Safety Inspection

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Damage Safety Engineering Inspection

To the last detail

A Damage Safety Engineering Inspection will also fulfill the Rack Manufacturing Institute (RMI) and OSHA requests for assessing rack system damage and safety. This inspection gives you a fully engineered rack system report, identifying damaged components and their locations in your facility.

A "Damage Safety Engineering Inspection" includes

  • Facility walk-through using two inspectors

  • Storage system drawing to correspond with damage inspection sheets  

  • Spreadsheet report of all system components and their specifications  

  • Pricing for replacement of damaged and/or under-rated components  

  • Installation pricing, including removal and replacement of damaged and/or under-rated rack components  

  • List of components and their level of damage based on their application  

  • Safety inspection damage report, listing the damaged component's level of damage  

  • Final safety inspection showing a comparison of damaged vs. good components