Post Protectors for Pallet Rack Safety
Pallet rack post protectors improve the safety of the system by shielding the frame from damages, deflecting or absorbing potential impacts. Protecting the racking structure from damages is ultimately protecting your people and is therefore strongly recommended. Be aware also that businesses are legally obligated to ensure their racking is adequately protected from damages as stated in OHS Safety Code, Part 12, Section 187(4) “The employer and the workers at a work site must take all reasonable steps to prevent storage racks from being damaged to an extent that their integrity as structures is compromised.”
Our selection of post protectors come in a range of sizes and are compatible with multiple brands of racking to fit your warehouse’s needs. Painted yellow for additional safety and visibility to your racks.
FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN DETERMINING THE NEED OR TYPE OF POST PROTECTOR:
- High traffic areas and turning points, i.e. end of aisles, tunnels,
- Aisle width compared to manufacture minimums
- Driver experience and employee turnover
- Housekeeping and clutter in the aisles
- Pallet dimensions
- Roll formed vs. Structural racking
DAMOGUARD | item no. 67366
Horseshoe | item no. 65136
Angled | item no. 65528
|Item No.||Material||Height in.||Thick-ness||Fits Post Size||Weight lbs.|
|65528||Steel – Angle||12||1/4″||3.25″ w||12|
|61800||Steel – Angle||18||1/4″||3.25″ w||15|
|65136||Steel – Horseshoe||12||1/4″||3.25″ w||13.5|
|65022||Steel – Horseshoe||12||1/4″||4.25″ w|
|66582||Steel – Horseshoe||18||1/4″||3.25″ w|
|68143||Steel – Horseshoe||18||1/4″||4.25″ w|
|68144||Steel – Horseshoe||24||1/4″||3.25″ w|
|65881||Steel – Horseshoe||24||1/4″||4.25″ w|
|67239||Polyethylene||8||N/A||3 x 1.5||2|
|67240||Polyethylene||8||N/A||3 x 3||2|
|67366||Steel – Floor Mounted||24″||3 1/4″ Post||5/8″ x 4″ Anchors||12|
Warehouses are designed to maximize storage density, resulting in designers minimizing aisle widths to gain pallet positions. At the same time, forklift drivers are trying to meet schedules, deadlines, and productivity targets. Despite forklifts drivers doing their very best to be safe, forklifts are large, heavy, and very unforgiving when it comes to pallet racking.
The reality is that collisions with the racking structure are virtually inevitable. Damaged components should be unloaded and inspected by a qualified person before being put back into service, temporarily reducing storage capacity. If you need to replace or repair components, it can be a time consuming and expensive proposition. For these reasons, it makes good business sense to protect your assets.
A single small impact to an end-frame should not cause a collapse in a properly designed racking structure. Engineers design racking end-frames with safety factors and to absorb minor impact, however all damages will reduce the capacity of the frame. A single substantial impact accumulated smaller damages to the same frame, or multiple damaged frames in the same system, could render the system unstable and vulnerable to collapse.
Do you need help selecting the right post protection for your pallet racking?
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