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What Causes Pallet Rack Damage?


Pallet rack systems can be damaged in a variety of ways. Damage is primarily caused by the forklift truck, as it moves in and out of the aisles of rack throughout the day. During the course of loading and unloading the rack the operator may accidentally hit various components of the system. The damage ranges from bent uprights to broken safety clips. Damage is also caused by placing the wrong size or type of pallets, skids, or containers onto the racking. Damaging and dangerous point loads are created when pallets are too small, skids do not have the correct type of bottom boards, and containers with feet are placed on the racks. These conditions can cause the wiredecks to bend and collapse.

Racking can also be damaged in the following ways:

Examples of Damaged Uprights

Bent Braces

Bent Upright

Twisted Upright

Examples of Improperly Loaded Wiredecks

Wire Can Not Support Point Load

Skid Supports too Short – Point Load

Inspecting Pallet Racks in the Continental United States

Inspecting Pallet Racks in the Continental United States

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