Shelving Mezzanines Catwalks
Shelving mezzanines and catwalks are an efficient storage solution for warehouses that want maximize the amount of space which can be used for storage. Modular in design, they can be expanded both upwards and outwards indefinitely, allowing the use of the full height of a building. They also allow for the creation of raised flooring or office spaces.
When to Choose Shelving Mezzanines
Shelving mezzanines can be used in warehouses, distribution centers, manufacturing plants, military installations, and a wide variety of other facilities where cubic space is to be maximized. Shelving mezzanines are an excellent solution for warehouses with high ceilings but limited floor space.
They allow for the storage of large quantities of inventory items, by stacking shelving unitson top of one another, which can effectively double or even triple floor space. They are, therefore,a great solution for expanding businesses, which require extra storage space but do not the building space to expand into.
Installation and Expansion
As mezzanines are modular, they allow for easy installation and can be adapted to fit any warehouse space. They can be expanded, reduced, or reconstructed in a variety of combinations, making them a very flexible storage solution. Shelving mezzanines are also fully adjustable, allowing for shelf heights to be suited to the size of goods being stored, creating an even higher-density storage space. A wide choice of accessories is also available for mezzanine shelving including plastic bins and ladders.
Construction of Shelving Mezzanines
Mezzanine shelving is a semi-permanent structure constructed of shelvingunits, with accompanying stairs, handrails and catwalk platforms to allow workers access to goods at upper levels. The industrial shelving itself is used as support, making the systems self-supporting.
The catwalks can be decked with open bar grating, plank grating or solid decking, or a combination of these. When opengrating is used for the decking, it allows for the transmission of light and air.
Shelving mezzanines are secure and are made of high-quality materials. This makes them a reliable and durable storage solution for long-term heavy usage.
Customizing Your Shelving Mezzanines
Shelving mezzanines can either be extended up to the ceiling to maximize storage space or incorporate a “deck-over” platform on the upper level. Decking can be made of plywood, steel diamond tread plate, or openusing bar grating or galvanized plank grating.
When choosing a shelving mezzanine system, you should consider the type, size, and weight of the goods to be stored. You should also consider both present and future needs and anticipate possible future expansion.
Compliance with Standards
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets and enforces standards to ensure employers provide safe working conditions for employees, which includes the safe construction and use of mezzanine shelving. All the shelving mezzanines we provide fully comply with OSHA standards, making them an excellent choice for a safe and secure workplace. Where applicable, they are also in compliance with the Building Official and Code Administrators (BOCA) standards, and the Uniform Building Code (UBC).
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