03 Mar Pallet Rack Install Jobs – DIY or Professionally Handled? Which is Better?
“A company that installs pallet racking often knows the little legal and safe time shortcuts to get a rack upright and ready to roll safely. They have dealt with organizations like OSHA and, frankly, their business depends on doing the job safely and quickly.”
If you have pallet rack install jobs to accomplish then you might consider doing it yourself. You also have products that you would like to go up as soon as possible. It could even be more of an issue if you have to follow a certain type of inventory system like FIFO or first in – first out. If you do need that then getting it up as soon as possible is a good thing. Keep in mind that this is when mistakes are made. If you are in a hurry to get rack up then you might try to cut corners and that is when someone gets hurt. In addition, if it is you then you lose work. If it is an employee then you are losing work and you are risking litigation. Either case could cause an organization like OSHA to scrutinize your business which is something you want to avoid. If you did not follow safety procedures or provide the right safety equipment then that could cause a lot of problems for your business.
If you want to get the rack put up as quickly as possible with all the little shortcuts to doing it safely, keeping organizations like OSHA off your back, and keeping your employees on other jobs that make you money is a good thing to do. It keeps your workflow optimized on things you need to get done and your rack goes up as long as you schedule it as soon as you get your rack ordered. Obviously, there could be some scheduling issues and you want to minimize that as much as possible. The best way to do that is to schedule as soon as you decide that you need a pallet rack.
“Ligation is a serious risk to avoid. Not only is it difficult to contend with but it also lowers your morale and the workers or co-workers you have in your business. Everyone wants to be safe and not providing the proper safety equipment or policies opens your business up to problems.”
We have talked a little bit about why not doing the job DIY is a good thing but we should look further into the reasons why. The first reason is, obviously, the most frightening. Ligation is a serious risk to avoid. Not only is it difficult to contend with but it also lowers your morale. It also lowers the morale of the workers or co-workers you have in your business. Everyone wants to be safe and not providing the proper safety equipment or policies opens your business up to problems. If you do not know how to assemble a rack or what you should be wearing/using when you install a rack then you should avoid it. You should keep in mind that the rack holds a lot of products vertically. You may want to leave it up to companies that have experience building rack this high off the ground. They know what it takes to put up something with that kind of height safely.
Professional Installation vs DIY:
We have to return to the idea of speed here. A company that installs pallet racking often knows the little legal and safe time shortcuts to get a rack upright and ready to roll safely. They have dealt with organizations like OSHA and, frankly, their business depends on doing the job safely and quickly. The name recognition they hold is tied to that fact. They have to make sure that they take care of your pallet rack in a safe way. They know exactly what equipment they will need and when they will need it. It is the same as changing the oil in your car. Of course, you could do it. However, you would have to spend a lot of time figuring out what to do. You will have to look for information on the internet as well. It all comes down to how much your or your employees’ time is worth. Could they or you be better off doing something that is building the business? The answer is probably yes. Even if you cannot think of one thing right now there is probably something you could find eventually. Maximize the time you and your employees have to work. Use that time wisely in order to grow your business. Allocate it on money-making projects instead of wasting it on projects that will consume your valuable work time.