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How often should my pallet racking be inspected?

Published 19th September 2016
How often should my pallet racking be inspected?

Did you know the Australian Standard for Steel Racking (AS4084-2012) state that inspections should be carried out on a regular basis, and at least once every 12 months?

AS4084-2012 applies to adjustable static pallet racking made of cold-formed or hot rolled steel structural members. It covers racking installed within a building, outside a building, and racking that forms part of the frame of the building.

The Standard does not cover drive-in and drive-through racking, cantilever racking, mobile racking or racking made of materials other than steel. If you are concerned about the safety of your drive-in or cantilever racking please contact us, as there are other Standards that apply to these systems.

From Australian Standard AS4084-2012


Inspections shall be carried out on a regular basis, and at least once every twelve months to—
(a) ensure the correct application and use of equipment;
(b) ensure that the working load limits are adhered to;
(c) ensure that the racking installation has not been altered. A copy of the load application and configuration drawings shall be retained for this purpose;
(d) examine the extent of damage due to impact in the racking installation;
(e) examine the out-of-plumb of the racking;
(f) examine for any dislocation and deformation of sections and connections for uprights and beams;
(g) examine connectors for deformation or signs of cracking of the welds; and
(h) examine base plates and floor anchors.


Storeplan has a dedicated team of experienced & highly trained assessors who are ready to carry out a rack audit to ensure it complies with the current Standards, and Work Health Safety (WHS) requirements.

We then provide a comprehensive report on each of your racking bays & make recommendations for repairs or replacements, depending on the level of compliance.

Our team of rack safety inspectors are committed to keeping you & your staff safe; act now and ensure your racking systems are up to scratch.