As your business grows, your warehouse needs change. You may find that the pallet racks you started with are no longer where you need them to be. Moving these pallet racks can be a monumental task; when done improperly, it can be incredibly dangerous. Pallet racks have many different components, and when not disassembled and reassembled correctly, they can be a danger to both products and people. That said, if you follow these tips, you’ll be sure to have your racks moved without any issues.
Take It Slow
As you begin to take your pallet rack apart, don’t rush. Take your time and ensure that all of the small parts are removed carefully and stored in a secure location. In some cases, it may help to take photos of what the rack looked like before being disassembled so you can match it when done.
Along with making sure everything is secure and can’t be lost, it can help significantly to label all of the parts you’ll be working with; not only does this help ensure that you know what each piece is and where it goes, but it can help ensure you don’t lose anything.
Check For Damage
Even the most durable pallet can be prone to damage. As you take it apart, check for signs of wear and tear that could cause the structural integrity to be diminished. You may be able to repair them, or if not replace them before putting the rack back together.
Clear A Path
Even when disassembled a pallet rack is often bulky. Before you move it to its final destination, be sure that the path is entirely cleared of any risks or debris. If possible, setting up warehouse guardrails can help ensure that your space is fully secured.
Inspect The Destination
Before reassembling your unit, it’s time to make sure the final destination is in good condition. Measure to confirm that there is enough space and that it will not disrupt traffic. The ground should also be level and free of any dirt or debris.
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