Expert Pallet Rack Inspections

For Compliance, Safety, and Efficiency in Your Warehouse

Why Do You Need Regular Pallet rack Inspections?

Regulation Compliance

Both national and local jurisdictions require routine inspections to ensure that your operations meets all safety standards. Stay compliant, and safe, with a regular inspection routine.

Extend Equipment Life

Routine pallet rack inspections and maintenance will ensure you’re doing everything you can to extend the integrity and strength of your racking as long as possible.

Protect Your Employees

Pallet rack inspections ensure that your employees are working in an environment, and for a company, that puts their safety first. Not only does this improve trust, but also helps to avoid costly accidents and injury.

Improve Warehouse Flow

Our inspections provide more than a report of damage and maintenance needs. Having a seasoned industry expert in your warehouse brings new ideas and suggestions to improve your warehouse layout, and enhance the efficiency of your operation.

When was the last time your racks were inspected for:

  • Forklift damage to upright columns
  • Damaged beams
  • Bent or damaged strutting
  • Excessive beam deflection from overloading
  • Missing concrete anchors
  • Loose anchor bolts
  • Missing capacity stickers
  • Missing or disengage safety pins
  • Excessive rust or corrosion

Not all Pallet Rack Inspections are Equal.

Here’s why we’re the best.

We Know the Space

We know that material handling and storage solutions are truly what makes, or breaks, your operation. Our experts know from experience what works and what doesn’t, and will help you navigate the challenges of warehouse management.

We See Beyond the Surface

When we conduct inspections, we see more than just the wear and tear of your pallet racks. Our experts dig deeper to provide insights that can extend the life of your equipment, and make your operation more efficient as a whole.

We’ve Seen it All

When you team up with Speedrack West, you work directly with an industry expert with years of knowledge and experience. After 40 years of providing material handling expertise, we know what to look for.

Not One Piece, But the Whole Puzzle

Because we know the ins and outs of the entire warehouse operation, our team can help to solve the problems that are found during the inspection process. We don’t just point out what needs to be fixed, we also provide the solutions.

Pallet Rack Safety Inspections in 4 Easy Steps

Ready to get started? Start your expert pallet rack inspection process now.

1

Book Time With Us

Schedule a time to speak with our dedicated warehouse experts to learn more and plan your inspection.

2

Gather Your Info

Prepare to provide your basic info, like date of last inspection, number of racks, and your availability.

3

On-Site Inspection

Have our inspection team walk through your operation and conduct the inspection.

4

Get Report & Next Steps

Receive a detailed report of inspection findings and connect with your expert to identify your next steps.

Real Reviews from Real Customers

Five Stars

“These guys are super. Great equipment and good prices. They don’t try to oversell you either. They will search for good used rails for you if you are on a strict budget. One of few stores I have used recently that has what I want and is eager to make me a happy customer!”

William Jepson

Five Stars

“All the parts showed up in a timely manner and the installers were fast and competent.”

Jim K.

Five Stars

“Got the racking we needed–fast! Mike was great to work with, very conscious of our limited budget and came up with solutions that worked for us. Quick turnaround was very appreciated!”

Ben Griffith

Five Stars

“Speedrack was very easy to deal with, and very knowledgeable. Shannon in their office walked me through what I needed and was very helpful.
Assembly took less than a hour and my wife seemed to be more excited about her new shelves, than she was on our wedding day.”

Kory Carman

Five Stars

“Excellent Service, great team. Perfect communication. Will use them again.”

Eric Wells

Five Stars

“Speedrack West went above and beyond i had a short deadline, they were backed up with orders and the whole team was able to squeeze me in and even exceeded in doing so.”

A. Tip

Five Stars

“Processed my order quickly and had what I needed available in stock, picked up order and loaded my trailer to as I wanted, great company and would buy again.”

Dirk Moulton

Five Stars

“Put in a quote and order with Mike. He was super helpful and professional! My order was promptly put together and the pick up went without a hiccup! I love the rack and extra space in my storage now! Thank you, Mike, and the rest of the Speedrack West team!”

Rob S.

Five Stars

“Customer service is tops. Good problem solvers, and your crew worked to exceed my expectations. As we grow our business I will be coming back to give you my business.”

Brittin Eustis

Five Stars

“Very knowledgeable staff, excellent products and orders are filled on time. Have purchased from this company for over 25 years.”

Vince Reichow

Five Stars

“Bob was great. They were responsive, knowledgeable and professional!”

Don Johnson

Five Stars

“Quick and easy ordering. Website helped us understand exactly what parts we needed to meet our storage needs.”

Patrick Beebe-Sweet

5.5

of every 100 full-time workers in warehousing were injured in 2021, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Regular pallet rack inspections will help you avoid costly accidents and injuries. Work with an expert at Speedrack West today to ensure the safety of your employees.

Identifying Pallet Rack Damage: What We Look For

Pallet rack damage could be obvious: collision damage to pallet rack uprights, bent wire decking, and dented beams can lead to major structural issues. Our pallet rack inspection experts are trained to identify the clear signs of damage, and also the small nicks and bruises on your pallet rack that could lead to much bigger problems over time.

With Speedrack West, you can trust that you’ll be given a truly expert opinion on your pallet rack, including what might be a problem and what likely won’t be, so that you can make the best decisions and repairs for your warehouse safety.

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You’re in Good Company

Many of the nation’s largest brands trust Speedrack West with their warehouse storage needs.

Lockheed Martin
Intel
Sony Pictures
EPSON
International Paper
Costco Wholesale
Quickrete

Our Inspection Network:
Expert Inspections in the Pacific Northwest

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Speedrack West proudly provides expert pallet rack inspections throughout the Pacific Northwest, in cities like:

  • Portland, OR Area
  • Seattle, WA
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Spokane, WA
  • Boise, ID

To know if we are able to conduct an expert inspection where you are, get in touch with us to discuss your project.

Pallet Rack Inspections FAQs

There are many types of warehouse inspections that can be useful for any warehouse operation to conduct on a regular basis. These can cover everything from equipment inspections, operations inspections, cleanliness inspections, to general efficiency and safety inspections.

In the case of your pallet rack and storage solutions, there are two types of inspection that are absolutely necessary:

  1. Regular Pallet Rack Inspections for Safety and Maintenance – These pallet rack inspections, when conducted on a regular basis, can help you ensure the integrity of your racks by identifying necessary maintenance or replacement of damaged equipment. This helps to prolong the life of your rack, ensure the safety of your employees, and ultimately saves you money.
  2. Warehouse Special Inspections – Warehouse special inspections are required for several reasons, all aimed at ensuring the safety, compliance, and operational efficiency of the facility. Warehouses are subject to various safety, building, fire, and environmental regulations imposed by local, regional, and national authorities. Special inspections help verify compliance with these regulations and ensure that the warehouse meets the required standards.

A warehouse rack safety inspection should encompass several key elements to ensure the safety and integrity of the storage system. Here are some essential components that need to be included in a comprehensive warehouse rack safety inspection:

  • Visual inspection of the racking system
  • Load capacity evaluation
  • Rack upright plumbness and stability inspection
  • Beam alignment and connection integrity inspection
  • Rack levelness inspection
  • Overall rack system damage assessment
  • Floor condition inspection
  • Audit of safety equipment and signage
  • Documentation and record-keeping audit

At the end of your pallet rack inspections, your Speedrack West expert will provide a comprehensive report of the findings, and help you identify and execute on the next steps.

The frequency of pallet rack safety inspections can vary depending on several factors, including regulations, industry standards, the condition of the racking system, and the level of activity in the warehouse. For instance, an older or more extensive racking system may benefit from more regular inspections. It is generally recommended to conduct regular, inspections to ensure the ongoing safety and integrity of the pallet racking.

We recommend that pallet rack inspections be conducted along these guidelines:

  • Routine Inspections monthly or quarterly
  • Annual Inspections for more in-depth and comprehensive auditing
  • New Installation Inspections when new rack is installed
  • Inspections should also be performed after any significant event that could compromise the integrity of your racks.

It’s important to note that these are general guidelines, and the frequency of inspections may vary based on specific industry requirements or regulations. Some industries or regions may have more stringent inspection schedules, especially for high-risk environments or when storing heavy loads.

Additionally, it’s crucial to consult relevant safety guidelines and regulations specific to your industry and location to determine the appropriate frequency of pallet rack safety inspections.

A warehouse special inspection refers to a detailed examination of various structural and safety components within a warehouse facility. Unlike routine inspections, which are typically performed periodically, special inspections are conducted for specific purposes, such as during construction, renovation, or in response to specific concerns or incidents.

Warehouse special inspections are required for several reasons, all aimed at ensuring the safety, compliance, and operational efficiency of the facility. Here are some key reasons why warehouse special inspections are necessary:

  • Compliance with local, regional, and national regulations
  • Verification of the structural integrity of equipment
  • To ensure the safety of warehouse employees
  • Mitigation of risk to people, equipment, inventory, and the facility
  • Improvement of the operational efficiency of the warehouse
  • To meet potential requirements for insurance providers
  • Protection from legal and liability considerations

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The cost for an expert inspection and analysis from a Speedrack West expert depends on several factors:

  • Size of the warehouse
  • Number of racks to be inspected
  • Type of inspection(s) to be performed
  • Urgency / Time requirement for inspection to be completed
  • Location

To get a quote for your inspection, fill out the form on this page to connect with an expert, who will help you through the entire process.

Start Your Safety Inspection Process Today

Connect with an experienced pallet rack expert today, and take advantage of all the benefits of an expert pallet rack inspection.

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