Racking Inspection & Safety Awareness (PRRS)

Inspecting warehouse racking

Falling objects, and collapsing structures are both in the HSE top 5 causes of fatal injury in the workplace (HSE Statistics 2018). Latest guidance from the HSE in the document HSG 76, Warehousing and Storage, requires employers to ensure that pallet racking is regularly inspected. In practice, this means between weekly and monthly dependent on traffic flow and pallet movements in the area. This requires the use of a Person Responsible for Racking Safety (PRRS).

This course is designed to equip your staff with the skills they will need to undertake pallet racking inspections on your behalf, categorise levels of damage and quarantine dangerously damaged bays.

Racking collapses are often devastating both in terms of injury, and stock and equipment damage.

Course Content:

  • Legal obligations
  • Racking components
  • Types and uses of locking pins
  • Upright protection and end frame protection systems
  • Effective separation of inspectors and mechanical equipment
  • Racking load notices
  • Identification and categorisation of defects
  • How to identify unauthorised alterations
  • Correct pallet placement in racking systems
  • Recording racking inspections
  • Maintaining correct pallet clearances / clearance specification at different heights
  • Partially unloading damaged racking sections to correct specification
  • Identification of pallet racking accessories
  • Practical assessment of racking inspections to current specification

Course Duration:

1 day. Maximum 8 candidates

Please contact us for further information