Does pallet racking need to be certified, or is a permit required?
At a minimum, pallet racking systems must be designed and installed to meet Building Code requirements. Whether you need a permit will depend on the municipality in which your facility resides. In most municipalities in Alberta, including Calgary and Edmonton, a permit is required. This article explains the requirements and process in greater detail.
Does pallet racking need to be bolted to the floor?
Anchoring your system to the floor is always recommended, but may not be required depending on the overall height of the system, height to width ratio, method of loading, and equipment traffic in the area. An engineer will specify the number, type, and size of anchor required.
How do I identify the pallet racking brand in my warehouse?
Each brand is different, although some manufactures make a similar and compatible style of racking under a different brand name. We have put together a comprehensive guide, complete with pictures, to help you identify the most common pallet rack brands found in Canada.
What is the difference between Roll Formed and Structural Pallet Racking?
Pallet racking is available in two basic types, depending on the type of steel used. Roll Formed racking is produced with lighter gauge cold rolled steel whereas Structural Racking is produced with heavier gauge hot rolled steel. Click here for more details on Roll Formed vs. Structural Pallet Racking.
Do you sell used pallet racking?
Yes. If you are looking for used industrial racking, we can help. We can assist you through the entire process including inspecting existing or used racking, design and layout of your warehouse, engineering, permitting, and installation. We have written an article outlining some factors to consider when purchasing used pallet racking. Click here to see our used racking currently for sale.
What styles of decking are available?
There are many different decking styles available including waterfall, flush mount, standard flange, standard channel, and inverted channel. Click here for more details on wire mesh decking.
What types of safety bars are available?
The most common safety bar styles include clip in, drop in, and flanged. For pictures of each style and more information see this page.
Does pallet racking need to be inspected?
Pallet Racking does need to be inspected, learn more in our article: 3 Reasons to Have Your Pallet Racking Inspected.
OH&S places particularly stringent regulations on racking inspections. They outline several areas of responsiblity for employers, particularly in Part 12, Section 187 (2) which states:
- “an employer must ensure that racks used to store materials or equipment:
- A) are designed, constructed, and maintained to support the load placed on them
- B) are placed on firm foundations that can support the load”
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