Transverse Vs. Longitudinal Flue Spaces

According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), there are two types of flue spaces to consider when designing a pallet racking storage system for your warehouse: Transverse Flue Space and Longitudinal Flue Space. See example below. Transverse Flue Space: Orientating yourself towards the racking face, this is the space between the product being stored…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

The Apex PROs Have Your Back… & Sides, Bays, Rails, Guards & More!

Implement Your Warehouse Safety Program with the PROs Warehouse safety will always be a concern, but with the Apex PROs Rack Repair & Safety Program, we can supply some much needed peace of mind. The Apex PROs are certified pallet rack auditors. Each PRO is thoroughly trained through a proprietary Apex training program. Our program…read more

Bottoms-Up… How to Assess Baseplate Damage | Apex Safety Spotlight

  You stub your toe, twist your ankle, or drop something on your foot… what’s your immediate reaction? Likely, you hop, limp, or lift the injured foot from the ground throwing yourself off balance. Well, your pallet rack takes hits regularly in “the foot” and if you are not treating that “injury” with proper care…read more

Apex Warehouse Systems– At Your Service…

Find All Your Warehouse Support Services at ApexWarehouseSystems.com Apex Warehouse Systems is your full-service material handling and storage solutions partner – from warehouse services, systems or components sourcing to integration, installation and beyond. New builds, add-ons, redesigns or safety audits, the Apex team will evaluate, design, install, refurbish and repair your pallet racking systems and…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

In Support of Pallet Supports for Selective Pallet Rack Systems

Pallet supports may seem rather unimpressive on first look… OK we said it.  However, what appears like a simple or non-critical pallet rack accessory is actually a really useful and economical safeguard for your pallet rack system, inventory and workers. The only problem with pallet supports may lie in the name Pallet Support… It Must Be…read more

“Measure Up” to Verify Safe System Load – Apex Pallet Rack Safety Spotlight

“Open concept” may be a trendy buzz-phrase but it doesn’t translate so well into pallet racking. A lot of open space can be a potential pallet rack safety hazard depending on the intended design of the system. At Apex… “we do safe”, so we are back with another Safety Spotlight to highlight the importance of…read more