Rack Safety Products and Accessories

Personnel and Vehicles

Warehousing is one of the most dangerous industries in the United States, with 14 deaths for every 100,000 employees in 2019. While accidents like slip-and-falls are often unavoidable, many warehouse accidents can be prevented with carefully assembled racking, warehouse safety products, and health and safety protocols.

Warehouses are an essential part of virtually all product-based industries, from electronics manufacturing to pharmaceuticals. Pallet rack systems and shelving are used to store goods safely and efficiently before they are ready for distribution. However, if these infrastructures are poorly installed, damaged, or overloaded, their safety is compromised significantly.

In addition to proper installation, regular inspections, and safe storage protocols, warehousing businesses can invest in pallet rack safety products. These devices can be installed on a variety of racking components, protecting them from damage due to forklift collisions or warehouse accidents.

Rack Protection Products

Before purchasing a new rack guard or additional rack safety accessories, it’s important to complete a safety audit to identify potential hazards. This helps you understand the likeliest workplace accidents and where they may occur. A professional inspection is an excellent way to determine the perfect safeguard for each issue.

At Shelving + Rack Systems, Inc., we provide a variety of new and used storage materials, including safety equipment for pallet rack systems. As a leading equipment stockist, we pride ourselves on supplying high-quality pallet rack accessories from leading manufacturers.

If you require extra rack damage protection in heavy forklift traffic areas, consider the following safety equipment:

Guardrail safety barriers

Guardrail safety structures are designed to create barriers between personnel and forklift aisles or pallet racks. These safety rails are available in a variety of materials and colors, ensuring high visibility in the most condensed warehouse buildings. Industrial safety guard rails can also be used to guide forklifts or create individual storage areas for dangerous goods or high-value inventory.

We stock a wide range of safety barriers, catering to pallet racking of all sizes. Our ribbed rails are a 10–gauge, high-tensile all-steel construction. The powder-coated steel-capped base plates secure the unit to the warehouse floor, helping prevent collision damage from forklifts or warehouse machinery.

Warehouse pallet rack protectors

Aisle rack protectors are essential for pallet rack systems built vertically into the warehouse. Post protectors help absorb impacts from forklifts and machinery in place of the pallet racking. While most pallet racks are constructed from heavy-duty steel, they are not indestructible.

Heavy collisions with pallet rack posts can cause significant damage, diminishing the system’s structural integrity. Pallet rack damage may reduce the unit’s load capacity. If it goes unnoticed, you may overload the unit, leading to a rack collapse.

Our inventory list includes a selection of protectors, whether you require a single bolt-on post protector or multiple heavy-duty pallet rack protectors. The standard and large column protectors are some of our biggest sellers. They are a cost-effective insurance policy against significant damage to racks.

They are easy to install using nylon fasteners, which are a big upgrade on the traditional velcro straps found on cheaper products. We stock protectors for columns in a range of sizes, from 6 to 18 inches.

Pallet rack safety netting

Rack safety nets are a simple, affordable, but effective safety measure. A fixed rack safety net is easy to install and can protect employees and inventory from falls. Nets also prevent inventory from falling between racks, making them difficult to recover. Since nets are see-through, they also cause minimal obstruction to visibility.

We stock OSHA-compliant racking nets made from 100% nylon mesh with poly rope binding. They can be attached to the backside of the rack or in the flue spaces, depending on the access points of your system.

Aisle marking tape

Aisle marking tape is an essential safety accessory with a range of uses. It guides forklifts and warehouse operators along picking routes, helping prevent accidental collisions and aisle congestion.

Aisle marking is available in multiple colors. Safety yellow is one of the most popular for general use. However, you can also find tape that illuminates in the dark, increasing warehouse safety during power outages.

We supply a selection of tapes, from standard safety markers to multicolored Mighty Line tape. Mighty Line tape is easy to install, just like any regular tape. However, it is extremely durable, even if it comes in frequent contact with motorized vehicles like forklifts.

Improve Warehouse Safety With Shelving + Rack Systems, Inc.

At Shelving + Rack Systems, Inc., we know the value of creating a safe and efficient workplace. That’s why we stock high-quality new equipment from reliable brands. We also provide a variety of used goods that must undergo stringent inspections before it goes on the market.

Whether you require pallet rack safety products and accessories or need a consultation regarding your warehouse layout, contact us today. Our experienced team can help you manage a facility overhaul or assume full responsibility for a new warehouse design.