Frequently Asked Questions - Pallet Racking

To make it easier to decide if pallet racking is the right option for your business, we have put together a list of FAQ’s. If you still advice, please contact us by phone or submit an enquiry via the contact page.

What is a pallet racking system?

A system of beams and uprights used to support pallets in a warehouse. There are numerous versions of pallet racking. The most common is adjustable racking (APR), others include drive-in racking, push back racking, pallet mobile racking, pallet live storage racking and narrow aisle racking.

How much does pallet racking cost?

The cost will depend on the size and material of the frame, the number of racking supports. At we also hold a range of used and second-hand pallet racking, so we can find a suitable solution that fits within your budget. Please submit an enquiry or get in touch to discuss pricing options.

Does pallet racking need to be bolted to the floor?

One common question that arises is whether it needs to be bolted to the floor. This topic is of particular interest to those familiar with SEMA (Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association) guidelines and regulations.

According to SEMA guidelines, it is generally recommended that pallet racking should be securely fixed or anchored to the floor. This ensures stability and safety, especially in high-density storage environments where heavy loads are being stored.

Bolting racking to the floor provides additional support and prevents any potential movement or instability that could compromise the integrity of the system. It helps prevent accidents such as collapse or toppling of racks, which can lead to serious injuries or damage.

However, it is important to note that specific requirements may vary depending on factors such as rack configuration, load capacity, seismic activity in the area, and local building codes. Therefore, it is advisable to consult with a qualified professional or follow SEMA guidelines for proper installation and anchoring methods specific to your situation.

How much weight can pallet racking hold?

The weight capacity can vary depending on various factors such as the type of racking system, the quality of materials used, and the configuration of the racks.

To determine how much weight a system can hold, it is essential to consider its load-bearing capacity. This information is typically provided in terms of maximum load per shelf level or per bay. It is crucial to adhere to these guidelines and not exceed the recommended weight limits to prevent structural damage or collapse.

Factors that influence the weight capacity of pallet racking include the type and thickness of beams used, the spacing between uprights, and any additional reinforcements or accessories installed. Additionally, factors such as load distribution, uniformity of loads, and proper loading techniques also play a role in determining how much weight a pallet racking system can safely hold. When you discuss your requirements with let us know what loads you need to store and we can work on creating the right solution for your requirements.

Where to buy pallet racking? and our sister company Stamina Handling Limited are leading suppliers of used and new pallet racking and shelving with nationwide coverage. We stock an extensive range of pallet racking and heavy-duty shelving for all industries.

How often do I need to inspect pallet racking?

The HSE recommends that racking systems should be inspected regularly by a competent person. The frequency of inspections depends on factors such as the intensity of use, the potential for damage, and the type of racking. The HSE recommends the following inspection frequencies:

  • Daily checks by warehouse staff for visible damage before and after use.
  • Weekly or monthly checks by trained personnel for more detailed assessments.
  • Regular inspections by a competent person (usually annually) to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards.

Can’t find the answer you need?  Feel free to contact a member of out team by calling us on 0113 253 3304, or use our online enquiry form. 

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