Second Hand Racking Is Enjoying A New Lease Of Life Due To COVID
There is a strong case for second hand racking in the wake of COVID, but what is it? As the name suggests, it’s used racking equipment that when bought from a reputable source, is a cost-effective and viable way to get quality racking for your warehouse when budgets are tight.
Naturally, there are important things to consider with second hand racking
Buy the right racking
Don’t buy it just because it’s cheaper. If it isn’t the right racking for your stock and facility, then it will be inefficient and potentially dangerous. It will cost you more in the long run to put it right, should things go wrong.
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If it sounds too good to be true, then maybe it is. Second hand is a great way to get the most out of your budget, but it must never be to the detriment of quality. A poor finish on a racking system can indicate a non-genuine product, resulting in no guarantee of the quality of the steel. This means you have no way of knowing if the equipment is compliant or know for sure what loads it can safely hold. Ultimately, the cost must match the value you are getting – buy cheap, buy twice as the saying goes.
Purchase from a reputable supplier
Know who you are buying from. Your racking must be refurbished to the highest standards, guided by SEMA regulations and recommendations to ensure you are installing a safe and reliable racking system into your warehouse. The safety of your staff and the lifespan of your stock depends on it.