Pallet Racking Regulations
As a business owner, or as a person with responsibility for a pallet rack system within a business, you should be aware of the regulations governing these structures. The regulations have been established by industry experts and professionals and outline the requirements to ensure consistent safe practices, mitigate hazards, and prevent accidents.
The laws, regulations and building codes for a pallet racking system vary from province to province and each municipality. Select a province below to view a summary of the pallet rack regulations and links to each provinces’ building codes.
The best way to ensure safety and protect yourself from liability is through compliance with all relevant regulations and through regular pallet rack inspections to maintain compliance over time. The expert team at cam|industrial is here to help.
Provincial Pallet Rack Regulations
OHS Alberta | Part 12 – General Safety Precautions
Pallet and storage racks
187(1) An employer must ensure that pallets used to transport or store materials or containers are loaded, moved, stacked, arranged and stored in a manner that does not create danger to workers.
187(2) An Employer must ensure the racks used to store materials or equipment
(a) are designed, constructed and maintained to support the load on them
(b) are placed on firm foundations that can support the load
187(3) A worker must report any damage to a storage rack to an employer as quickly as is practicable
187(4) The employer and the workers at a work site must take all reasonable steps to prevent storage racks from being damaged to the extent that their integrity as structures is compromised.
Federal Pallet Rack Regulations
188.8.131.52 Elements of structures, non-structural components and equipment
A-184.108.40.206.(14) Storage Racks
Get Help When you Need it
Most businesses need help with more than just their annual expert inspection. At cam|industrial, we partner with companies to support all their pallet racking needs from annual inspections, assessing and repairing damage, and designing systems that help you as your needs change. Email us today with any questions or to find out more.