Racking Repairs

Increase the lifespan of your warehouse racking with efficient and cost-effective repairs.

Our SEIRS qualified installation and repair technicians can repair a wide range of issues that would cause your racking installation to be unsafe and lead to potential failure. Avoid the costs of premature replacement, by having our team inspect and provide a list of remedial repairs required to bring your racking up to code. 

Our team of SEIRS approved installers can repair all makes of pallet racking, including but not limited to:

AR Racking, Dexion, Link 51 XL, Polypal, HiLo, Linpac, Stow, Mecalux, SSI Schaefer, Redirack, PSS, Apex and many more.

Racking should be assessed for fork lift truck impact damage by a competent person.

Regardless of the nature of the damage, each individual aspect needs to be examined in terms of any possible safety risk and then addressed accordingly.

Once again, the best means for this is to get an expert on board as early as possible and Acorn Warehouse Solutions can inspect and repair any make of racking or shelving.

Unsure what make? Send an image of the damage to admin@awsltd.biz  and we can help!

The three risk levels of Racking damage.

Racking damage can be categorised into three distinct levels of risk, following the traffic light system. These levels are RED, AMBER, or GREEN risk.

Red Risk

Serious damage in need of immediate action.

  • Critical level of damage
  • Immediately offload racking
  • Remove from use until repairs have been made
  • Racking typically requires replacement

Amber Risk

Hazardous damage in need of quick action.

  • Significant damage
  • Remediation required, no immediate offloading needed
  • Once load is removed, do not re load until fixed
  • Repair carried out within 4 weeks, otherwise upgraded to red.

Green Risk

Requires monitoring only.

  • Minor damage
  • Racking is considered safe and serviceable
  • Issue should be clearly observed and monitored
  • Specific issue should be re-examined at all inspections

Pallet Racking Repairs - FAQS

Even the most meticulous health and safety policies cannot prevent damage from occurring to your warehouse racking equipment. From twisted uprights to dented beams, all of these can easily occur in a busy warehouse environment. We recommend daily damage inspection by warehouse operatives with weekly inspections as a visual check from ground level by the person responsible for racking safety and then an annual or biannual inspection by a ‘technically competent’ person.

Where you find damage that affects the safety of the racking system, offload the racking and introduce controls to prevent it being used until remedial work has been carried out. Keep a record of pallet racking inspections, damage, and repairs.

Yes, our Installation & Repair Technicians are SEIRS qualified, with IPAF and FLT certification and our Team Leaders are First Aid trained. Our Project Managers hold the SEIRS Installation Managers qualification, in addition to relevant Health and Safety certification (IOSH & ROSPA) and First Aid. Our company accreditations include Safe Contractor, Safe Contractor PQQ and CHAS.

Yes, our teams of SEIRS approved installers can repair all makes of pallet racking from AR Racking, Dexion, Link 51 XL, Polypal, HiLo, Linpac, Stow, Mecalux, SSI Schaefer, Redirack, PSS, Apex and many more.

In any warehouse and industrial environment, even with the most stringent control methods, safe systems of work and good practice there will remain a reasonable risk that damages will occur, which is why regular checks are an important part of your weekly safety checks.

We do recommend that you consider all options for system protection, for example having steel column guards for the frames and rack end protection for the ends of the aisles.

Yes, we can! We can quote for all types of repairs, just send us your latest racking inspection, along with any photos of the damage and we’ll get a quote to you.

We also carry out racking inspections!

If your latest racking inspection has identified damage categorised as red risk, according to SEMA guidelines, you should unload the affected racking immediately. Once the damage has been repaired and the work has been signed off by a qualified person, you can then reload the racking.

You have 4 weeks to repair amber risk damage to racking. After this time, the damage is re-categorised as red risk and must be unloaded immediately to prevent any accidents. Ideally all identified repairs and required actions would be completed within this 4 week window.

Green risk does not mean no risk. Racking damage categorised as green risk is considered safe to continue using unless the damage worsens but still requires monitoring. The damaged component should be identified to your PRRS (Person Responsible for Racking Safety) and re-assessed at the next inspection.

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