When Consistency is a Bad Thing for Warehouse Racking | Apex Safety Spotlight

  Successful warehousing and distribution operations are built on performing tasks by rote… receive, store, pick, pack, ship…. and repeat. Pallet rack systems are a great support system (literally and figuratively) for those types of productive and efficient storage, picking and processing operations. Doesn’t it make sense then, that rack systems should remain in good,…read more

Drop the Welding Torch & Order Your Repair Kit | Apex Safety Spotlight

Welded Rack Repairs vs Rack Repair Kit – Why It’s a No Contest Battle Pallet rack damage that is determined significant enough to compromise the integrity of the system requires repair… that is something we can all agree upon. We should also agree that when it comes to the actual pallet rack repair there is…read more

Protect Your Rack with a Strong Defense | Apex Safety Spotlight

Your guards are heavy, tough and can absorb a lot of punishment, but knowing how to identify an injury and when to take them out of the game is paramount to the success of the team. No, this is not a fantasy football league we are talking about, this is real, everyday life in warehouses…read more

Pinning Down a Secure Beam Connection | Apex Pallet Rack Safety Spotlight

Broken, loose, and missing rack clips are “small” but still a significant warehouse safety concern. In roll-formed pallet rack, a safety (or locking) pin secures beams to uprights, preventing the beam from dislodging if accidentally struck by a forklift or pallet load. The pallet rack pin acts as a positive pressure device that must be…read more

An Upright Approach to Identifying Beam Damage | Apex Pallet Rack Safety Spotlight

There are many moving parts in a warehousing and distribution operation, but what happens when one of those moving parts unexpectedly interacts with one of your motionless parts… specifically, how should you address pallet rack beam damage? This Safety Spotlight takes an U-P-R-I-G-H-T approach to ensuring beam safety. U – Understanding the Basics: The shelf…read more

When Does a Hit Become a Serious Blow – Apex Pallet Rack Safety Spotlight

  Pallet rack is designed to withstand some impact from material handling equipment, but when does regular use and some minor damage become a potential system or safety hazard?  A thorough and regular review of your pallet rack is the best preventative to rack failure, but what exactly is a thorough rack inspection? Your rack…read more