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Pallet Racking Inspection Checklist for Warehouse and Inventory Safety

quarterly in-house pallet rack inspections

Employees and EH&S Managers should check racking integrity and safety at least quarterly

Use our Pallet Racking Inspection Checklist to complete your own quarterly inspection. This simple form will be used in between 3rd party comprehensive pallet rack inspection services.

Use the form below to request your pallet racking inspection checklist. With this template, you can perform a visual pallet rack damage inspection and make note of the locations where rack components are missing or damaged. Upon completion, a copy of this racking inspection checklist can be given to your maintenance department, EH&S manager or a racking professional for notification that a potential problem has been identified and needs to be addressed.

This form can also be used between annual warehouse racking inspections performed by an experienced professional. It allows you to proactively identify and repair obvious hazards and damage to pallet rack wire decking prior to your next scheduled rack inspection.

To schedule a professional inspection, or to request a quote for inspection, complete our pallet rack inspection form.

Request your pallet racking inspection checklist today


Conduct your own quarterly pallet racking inspection to maintain rack health and safety between annual third-party inspections.

This easy-to-use racking inspection checklist will guide you through a review of your warehouse pallet racking, including anchors, column guards, upright columns, upright braces, beam safety clips and bolts, capacity labels, wire decks and more. It includes notation areas for location, observation information and repair priority.

Perfect for use between annual inspections performed by an experienced professional, this form allows you to record and repair the obvious hazards in your pallet racks.

Fill out your information below to receive your complimentary racking inspection checklist.

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why should your team perform storage rack inspections?

Ongoing structural monitoring Is Critical To Creating A Safe & Profitable Work Environment

When racking is not properly maintained, you risk injuring your employees, damaging costly materials, and increasing your business’s liability significantly. Structural deficiencies are often caused by normal wear and tear. If an accident occurs and it is found to be due to a structural deficiency, then your company could be held liable for neglecting to eliminate an unsafe condition. Periodic pallet rack inspections should be a top priority, as they allow you to become aware of unsafe conditions in your facility that you are then able to remedy. Periodic inspections of your storage system is the only way to address these issues and provide pallet racks that are safe for your employees to load and work around.

From missing safety clips to bent uprights, various types of damage can be caused as forklifts load pallets into the rack and navigate through the system. Damage can also occur due to improperly loaded pallets or changes in your material loads that are different now than when your racking system was laid out. Regardless of how the damage is caused, it can pose a major threat to your employees, resulting in an accident or a major event, such as a collapse of a rack.

Prevent Workplace Accidents

Identify Unsafe Conditions That Can Be Proactively Resolved To Create A Safe Work Environment

Cost Savings

Identifying & Executing Repairs Can Save Cost From Reduced Capacity & Time Lost

Reduce Unexpected Downtime

Inspections Can Identify Needed Repairs Preventing Unexpected Workflow Interruptions

Extend Rack LIfe

Repairing Damaged Rack Can Increase The Lifespan Of Existing Racks By Preventing Further Damage


To Keep A Place of Employment Free From Recognized Hazards

when should you hire an expert pallet rack inspection service?

It is crucial to have your pallet rack system inspected regularly by safety experts for damage to see if safety devices are present and properly engaged, and to look for pallets that are being incorrectly placed on the racks and causing point loads. These safety issues can easily go unnoticed by the untrained eye or may be viewed as minor and left unreported and unresolved. To ensure the integrity of your system and reduce the likelihood of an accident, the pallet rack should always be inspected by an experienced pallet rack professional.

Experts recommend inspecting your rack:

  • Using a Third-Party Inspection Service
  • As Part Of Company-Wide Safety Assessments
  • On A Quarterly, Annual, Or Monthly Basis
  • Ahead Of OSHA Certifications
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