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Cantilever racking is made of high-quality galvanised steel which is weather-resistant, making it appropriate to be used for outside storage as it won’t be affected by rust.


Cantilever racking is versatile, but it’s not suited to every application. Cantilever racking needs to have aisles between each set of racks, so warehouses with very limited floor space may instead benefit from very narrow aisle racking. Cantilever racking is suited to applications needing to store high quantities of heavy and oversized stock, such as pipes and timber, and can be used as outside storage due to its weather-resistant properties.

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Cantilever racking is mostly used for storing oversized, bulky, and awkwardly shaped stock such as long pipes, plasterboards, and lengths of timber. One of its benefits is that it can be used for outside storage as it is made of high-quality galvanised steel making it weather-resistant.

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There are many benefits of cantilever racking such as; It is a high-capacity storage system able to hold lots of stock, it’s adjustable so can be easily changed over time, it can be stored outside, it can store heavy and oversized items that are not suitable for other racking systems, and it can take advantage of vertical space.

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Cantilever racking consists of a heavy base often made from steel which extends outwards from the bottom of the racking to counteract the weight of the stock stored. Stock is stored on strong arms which are supported by uprights, which are metal posts in the centre of the racking.

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Cantilever racking is an industrial storage system designed to store heavy and oversized items. Its design makes it super strong, making it the perfect choice for storing builder’s merchants’ stock such as timber and pipes.

Read our blog post ‘What is cantilever racking?’.


Our inspector will arrive on site at the agreed time and bring with them the report from the previous year (providing we have a copy). They will discuss with the PRRS (Person Responsible for Racking Safety) any issues they are having on site and any areas of high frequency damage.

Our inspector will then walk the site thoroughly investigating the racking and making note of any damage and general housekeeping. Before leaving site, the inspector will make the PRRS aware of any concerns that need to be addressed ASAP and will ensure they are complete before leaving.

Once the inspection is complete, our inspector will complete the report and send to the Person Responsible for Rack Safety within 1-2 days.

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The cost of a racking inspection varies depended on the size of your site.

Please do give us a call and we can discuss your options with you.

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It’s an HSE recommendation that racking should be inspected once a year by a SEMA qualified racking inspector and once a month throughout the year by the PRRS (Person Responsible for Racking Safety) within your business.

Any damage that occurs should be identified when it occurs, the rack unloaded, and the damage remedied.

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Although it is not a legal requirement to have a yearly racking inspection HSE recommend that a yearly racking inspection by a SEMA approved inspector is carried out.

Though the term “recommendation” may not seem as strong a term as “requirement,” don’t let that fool you into thinking you’re less at risk if you’re found not to follow them.

If someone is injured due to poor racking safety, a claimant could prove that the warehouse didn’t follow HSE recommendations and, if convinced, you could be held legally responsible. These recommendations have to be followed to a degree that’s considered “reasonably practicable”.

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Yes. Although it is not a legal requirement in the event of an accident you must show proof that recommendations by HSE have been followed to a degree that’s considered “reasonably practicable”.

Taken from ‘Warehousing and storage, A guide to health and safety’ produced by HSE ‘to ensure that a racking installation continues to be serviceable and safe, the storage equipment should be inspected on a regular basis.

The frequency of inspections depends on a variety of factors that are particular to the site concerned and should be determined by a nominated PRRS (Person Responsible for Racking Safety) to suit the operating conditions of the warehouse. This will take into account the frequency and method of operation together with the dimensions of the warehouse, the equipment used and personnel involved, all of which could damage the structure.

Find out more about why you need a SEMA racking inspection.


One of the main purposes of a mezzanine floor is to maximise your workspace. Nene Warehouse Solutions will make sure that your mezzanine floor is compliant with building regulations and British Standard loading tables.

Depending on the use of the mezzanine flooring and the number of existing fire exits in the building, you will need to provide a protected escape route.

You can have more than one level of mezzanine flooring installed as long as your facility can safely accommodate the required height.

When you’re considering your mezzanine floor, the size you choose will not restrict you. The mezzanine can be as big or small as you need. Just be mindful of the size of the space it will be occupying. Nene can organise a site survey where we can review your warehouse and mezzanine requirements.

A mezzanine floor is a space-optimising solution that allows warehouses and other buildings to utilise vertical space. A mezzanine floor can be used for warehouses, retail, offices, canteens, production areas, restricted areas and more.


Yes! If the products you intend to store on the racking are suitable for storing outdoors you are good to go.

Utilising outdoor space can be a great way to increase the amount of storage capacity you have. It can also give customers direct access to products they can pick themselves.

A typical racking system for outdoor use is cantilever racking.

Pallet Racking

To maintain adjustable pallet racking, you should regularly inspect the racking for any signs of damage, such as bent or broken beams or loose connections. Make sure that pallets are properly loaded and that the weight is distributed evenly. Keep the area around the racking clean and clear of debris. Train your employees on proper racking safety procedures, and also arrange a SEMA racking inspection regularly.

There are several types of pallet racking you can get, including adjustable pallet racking, drive-in/drive-through racking, push-back racking, and cantilever racking. Each type is designed for specific storage needs and can be used in varying warehouse layouts.

You can get the most out of your pallet racking with various different storage solutions. The most common storage solution is using forklifts to lift and move goods on and off of the racks. Planning where you will place your most popular and least popular products can make optimising the space and efficiency of the pallet racking a lot better.

Pallet racking is used for the organisation and storing of pallets in a warehouse or industrial setting. It allows for the efficient storage of large quantities of goods in a compact space utilising vertical space.

Pallet racking is commonly used to maximise the space that is provided in a warehouse. Having pallet racking is a great way of optimising your warehouse’s storage density without drastically affecting the infrastructural footprint of the company.


Yes, you can!

We have a brand-new system called Gondola Skate. Our innovative product can mobilise and move shelving units of any type in 20 minutes, without the need to de-merchandise or empty shelves of stock.

Take a look at our video to see it in action.

Find out more about our warehouse racking mobilisation.

Yes of course, we offer a free site visit service.

This gives us the opportunity to get a good look at the site and discuss all your business needs so we can design the right solution for you.

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Mezzanine floors are installed in-between levels to add additional floor space. They do not extend over the whole floor space of the building.

They are common in warehouses as they make great use of unused vertical space. They provide high quality, extremely cost-effective additional space in areas that are often never used, with handrail and gate systems also available.

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We offer a wide range of products that will protect your racking against damage from pallets and forklift trucks.

Warehouses are busy places and putting safety products such as Rack Deflektors and End of Rack Barriers in place will make a big impact in reducing damage.

Our experts are best placed to advise on ways to prevent damage reoccurring. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation site survey.

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Wire mesh decks are a great choice for increasing the safety of your racking, especially with irregular loads, individual components, or cartons.

The aperture in the decking allows sprinkler systems to work more efficiently in the event of a fire over standard conventional solid timber decking. They are super easy and quick to install, dropping in to place with absolutely no fixings.

We have over 40,000 mesh decks in stock in locations across the UK and Europe, allowing for short lead times on standard sizes. We also offer custom sizes available to order.

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Yes of course.

We have worked with every industry you can imagine, and they all have special and unique requirements.

Take a look at our case studies for some examples of what we are capable of..

Yes, you certainly can.

It is a flexible and versatile way of getting the racking you need for your business. Hire periods run for anything from four week to five years.

Design install and ongoing racking maintenance are all included in the monthly cost making it a fantastic all-inclusive option.

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We get a lot of calls from customers who do not know what type of racking system they currently have installed.

This gives us the opportunity to get a good look at the site and discuss all your business needs so we can design the right solution for you.

Just take a quick look at our what racking do I have? page to identify your racking system.

If you are still stuck please do give us a call.

Nene are a true one-stop-shop for all your warehouse needs.

With over 40 years’ experience, dedicated project managers, and a huge centrally located stock holding we are true experts in our field and can guide you through every step of the process to get the right storage solution for you.

We are SEMA accredited and put safety at the forefront of all we do.

Contact us today for a free site visit to discuss your needs.

Yes! It is really important to check that anyone installing racking on your site is SEMA accredited.

This ensures that your installation is both safe and compliant.

Here at Nene we put safety at the forefront of all that we do and only provide the best SEMA approved racking installs.

Find out more about our SEMA accredited racking installations.

This would entirely depend on what you want to use it for and the space that you have available.

With over 40-years’ experience, we can help you determine the best system for you and guide you through every step of the process.

We offer a free no-obligation site visit where one of our team will come to you, complete a full site survey and chat through your requirements.

We have worked in a wide variety of sectors and will be able to help you make the best choices for your business.

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Installing racking in your warehouse is a sure-fire way to improve the operations side of your business.

It will allow you to hugely increase your storage capacity as well as store your products in a more organised and efficient manner, improving both picking times and profitability.

It can also speed up stock takes and help to reduce the number of products that get damaged while in storage.

Find out more about our warehouse racking systems.


This is a person in-house, who is responsible for the inspection and maintenance of your racking installation.

They should have received training so they can fulfil this role safely and in line with all relevant regulations.

If you would like to become a PRRS for your business, please visit our Racking Awareness Training page to find out more.

See our blog on frequently asked questions by PRRS.

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