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Racking Protection

The Health & Safety Exceutive (HSE) state that any pallet racking upright that can be hit by a fork truck should be protected. secondhandracking.com sell a wide range of racking protection products that can help you stay compliant and safe. Find out more…

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Why you should protect your racking

Buying used pallet racking from a reputable source can save you lots of money. Now having made this prudent decision make sure you take a second more important decision; buying racking protection.

Not only will pallet racking protection ensure the longevity of your racking, it can also help increase employee safety, prevent racks from damage and reduce the risk of the racks collapsing.

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Warehousing and Storage – A guide to health and Safety HSG76 states: Where racking is likely to be struck by lift trucks and other vehicles, it should be protected.  Download Guide 

To comply with HSE guidance every upright on your racking should be protected, and secondhandracking have products and services that can help you.

Why You Should Prioritise Rack Protection in Your Warehouse

Using racking protection is essential for several reasons. Firstly, it helps prevent accidents and injuries in the workplace. By installing protective measures such as rack guards or column protectors, you create a physical barrier that shields the racks from accidental collisions caused by forklifts or other equipment.

Secondly, racking protection safeguards your valuable inventory. Pallet racking systems are designed to hold heavy loads, but even the sturdiest racks can be vulnerable to damage if not adequately protected. By implementing measures such as rack end protectors or frame protectors, you minimize the risk of product loss due to rack collapse or structural failure.

Furthermore, investing in racking protection can save you significant costs in the long run. Repairing or replacing damaged racks can be expensive and time-consuming. By proactively installing protective measures, you reduce the likelihood of rack damage and subsequent repair expenses.

Racking protection is vital for maintaining a safe working environment and protecting your warehouse infrastructure. By implementing these measures, you not only safeguard your employees but also ensure the longevity of your pallet racking system while minimizing potential financial burdens associated with repairs or replacements.

Types of Rack Protectors

There are various types of racking protectors available in the market, each catering to specific needs and requirements. Column protectors, as the name suggests, are specifically designed to shield the vertical columns of your racking system. They act as a barrier between the columns and any potential impact from forklifts or other equipment.

Pallet racking protectors, on the other hand, focus on protecting the horizontal beams that hold your pallets in place. These protectors can be installed at different levels along the beams to provide comprehensive protection against accidental collisions during loading and unloading operations.

It is worth noting that racking protectors come in different materials such as steel or plastic. Steel protectors offer robust durability and strength, making them ideal for heavy-duty applications. Plastic protectors, on the other hand, provide a more cost-effective solution while still offering adequate protection for lighter loads.

By investing in suitable racking protectors for your column and pallet racking systems, you can significantly reduce the risk of damage and ensure a safer working environment for your warehouse staff. We supply a full range of racking protectors, including the PROTECT-IT

Our range of Protect-It racking protection

Protect-It™ Stackable

Protect It Stackable

Protect-It™ stackable rack protection guards are innovatively designed to provide shock absorbent impact protection for pallet racking. Capable of handling the typical knocks as well as heavier collisions that can take place when using forklift trucks.

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Protect-It™ XL Guards 

Protect It XL

Protect-it XL rack guards are large format upright protectors that improve warehouse safety and reduce rack damage caused by forklift trucks, and other vehicles.



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Protect-It™ MAXI

Protect It Maxi

Protect-It™ MAXI column guards is a revolutionary structural column guard designed to minimise damage to building columns especially suited to mezzanine floor columns.


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