What is Racking?

A fundamental tool within any warehouse is storage racking and is often referred to as ‘pallet racking’. Racking is a steel structure composed of upright frames, beams, and connectors for supporting materials within a variety of storage environments.

Pallet racking structures are built to maximise storage space within a warehouse and provide better product accessibility for picking, packing and general fulfilment.

A fantastic drawing example of the components that make up racking can be found in the diagram below.

Who is erecting the racking?

The building of pallet racking is a skilled job and should only be carried out by qualified and experienced installation teams.

It is not advised that pallet racking is built, moved or adjusted by any individual without the necessary level of experience or relevant qualifications.

Furthermore, it is always advisable that a method statement and full risk assessment is carried out prior to any installation projects or maintenance works. At Nene, all of our installation teams are fully certified and are on hand to help.

How to Maximise Your Racking?

At Nene, we specialise in warehouse space optimisation and racking storage solutions.

Once you know what style of Fork Lift Truck you will be servicing your products and racking with we can design and calculate the amount of pallet spaces and storage capacity you have in your warehouse. Find out more by reading our blog on warehouse layouts.

If you are unsure on types of racking options you have, you can find out more here.

A business can maximise the efficiency of a warehouse with the right racking systems. Speak to one of Nene’s experts today and we can help from consultation to installation of your warehouse.

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