Your racking structures have been through the wear and tear of daily operations, so they’ve likely sustained damage. Damaged pallet racks present a safety concern for your team, equipment and products.
Health and safety regulations for racking systems in Ontario emphasize the need for rack inspections and risk assessments. These surveys help locate and fix structural concerns, ensuring a safe environment.
Learn more about how to achieve racking structure compliance in Ontario.
Inspecting pallet racks regularly is required to:
Warehouses with racking systems in Ontario must follow various requirements to comply and avoid legal consequences. Bill C-45 holds owners personally responsible for complying with these laws.
According to OHSA requirements enforced by the Ministry of Labour, racking structures must be certified by an engineer through a PSR, or you can get an exemption from your racking manufacturer. Keep your PSR documents or exemption letter on file.
Once your racking is certified, an expert must inspect it annually per CSA regulations. The CSA also recommends monthly internal inspections.
Regulations also require facilities to have visible plaques stating the racking structure’s capacity.
A pre-start health and safety review evaluates your warehouse storage equipment — like pallet racking — to identify safety concerns. The PSR is required by the Ministry of Labour and promotes a safe working environment.
When your company needs a PSR, a certified engineer will inspect your racking systems, storage methods and facility. They’ll create a report with an engineer-stamped drawing of your pallet racks and facility layout. This report proves compliance with OHSA. New racking systems supplied by King include PSR documentation upfront, saving you the headache of getting a PSR months or years after the fact.
You can get a PSR for your existing warehouse by requesting a pallet rack inspection from King Materials Handling. We have successfully brought warehouse racking systems up to compliance through the province of Ontario.
A maintenance plan for your racking systems helps you identify and correct structural issues and other concerns to promote safety. Your maintenance plan should be:
During these inspections, look for:
King Materials Handling helps industrial facilities in the Ontario area maintain compliance with pallet rack inspections. Our professionals will thoroughly inspect your racks to make sure they’re safe and stable.
Your business can take advantage of our rack inspection program regardless of your certification status. If your pallet racking is not certified, our engineers can bring it up to code. If your racking structure is certified, we can perform the yearly professional inspection required by the CSA.
King Materials Handling offers you professional rack engineering services. We can help with any pallet rack need, including installation, PSR, engineered drawings, capacity ratings and more. Our professionally trained crew performs these rack inspection and maintenance tasks.
For more information about our racking inspections, contact us online.