RACK PROTECTION

Avoid accidents at work with simple rack protection

When managing your business, safety should be your top priority. Yet this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Serious consequences can result from abusing health and safety regulations. In a worst-case scenario, this could even end in death. However, let’s brush aside such morbidity and reconsider your warehouse management. Most warehouses contain some form of racking or materials handling equipment. These are promising investments that perfectly suit the needs of your company. Since their inclusion, you may have noticed an improvement in your warehouse’s efficiency. So, why not protect yourself and your investment?

Invest in your business with rack protection.

Rack protection delays damage to your racking. It should not be viewed as an accessory to your warehouse management but an integral element. These essential items serve an important function. They keep your employees safe and your stored materials protected.

What are the benefits of rack protection?

For over 20 years, Locators have offered a surplus of alternative protective measures. Physical barriers can shield goods from collisions and absorb the impact of forklifts. They can also increase lower repair costs and create a safer working environment.

Rack protection can prevent workplace accidents, costly maintenance charges and damage to goods.

It only takes one accident to drastically alter someone’s life. Safety shouldn’t be disregarded or overlooked. Prevent suffering in your warehouse with rack protectors. Unfortunately, vehicular crashes are among the more common workplace accidents. Forklift drivers are often under pressure and are prone to rush. The consequences of which could be deadly, especially if a forklift damaged racking. The colossal structures have the potential to topple or buckle under the weight of its own goods. Most forklift cabins also only provide coverage on the top. Worst yet, if personnel are nearby, it could have serious ramifications. So, whilst you should expect a crash you can help prevent serious damage with rack protection.

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Our Rack Protection Options

For over 20 years, Locators have provided storage solutions. Safety has always been high on our agenda. Our experts are up-to-date on experimental safety techniques and procedures. We want to be extra careful and think you should be too. Elements of our rack protection use strong luminous colours. That way, drivers and personnel can immediately recognise potential hazards.

So, for peace of mind, read on to discover our various rack protection options.

ANTI-COLLAPSE MESH AND PARTITIONING

Personnel need to be protected from falling goods, in the event of a worst-case scenario. Anti-collapse mesh secures products and can resolve many safety issues within a warehouse. Its versatility makes it well-suited to rack protection.

Anti-Collapse Mesh

Securely store goods with anti-collapse mesh. Fixed to the rear of the racking, it is best used if positioned away from a wall. Mesh is also used to make pedestrian walkways safe. This is a much-needed tool if there is a risk of items falling from the racking system.

Mesh Partitioning

Freestanding mesh partitioning systems are cost-effective – yet secure – alternative to dividing areas. These systems can be supplied in modular configurations. This includes full mesh or a combination of mesh and solid panels.

Warehouse Racking Anti-Collapse Mesh

Mesh Machine Guards (Straight or Round)

Mesh guards are more robust and are typically used for protection around machines. We offer a comprehensive range of straight or round corner mesh machine guards. These provide more than adequate protection within the warehouse.

BARRIERS AND RACK PROTECTION 

Pallet racking can be a costly investment. Ensure it does not suffer significant damage from trucks and other warehouse equipment. Should you ignore racking protection, your racking risks collapse – which could prove expensive for your business.

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Upright Protection

These metal or plastic upright guards can be bolted to the floor or clipped to the upright. They have high visibility, meaning your staff will be hard-pressed to not see them.

Barrier Systems

Create safe pedestrian routes to ensure your business meets its Health & Safety regulations. These are suitable for protecting the ends of pallet racking, machinery and walkways. They are often used to provide protection over wider areas.

Warehouse Racking Anti-Collapse Mesh

Protection Posts

An alternative option for protecting exposed corners of racking systems. It’s also used to protect other key structural supports, such as a doorway. They can also be used to form an accessible protected area.

RACK INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE

Personnel need to be protected from falling items and other potential hazards. To ensure your business is a safe working environment, you should review your racking. Locators offer a SEMA trained rack inspection service and are able to offer training too. That way, you can get on top of any rack repairs or replacements ahead of time – before they become too serious an issue.

 

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WAREHOUSE LABELLING AND SIGNAGE

Our team has developed a keen affinity for warehouse management. Amongst our knowledge of the best layouts, formats and organisational skills, is safety. Through highlighting safety in the workplace, your team benefit from a secure environment. For your organisational needs, we provide:

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Aisle and Bay Markers

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 Code Labels

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 Document Pockets

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 Floor Signals

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 Floor Graphic Markers

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 Frames for Documents

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 Frames for Floors

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 Label Holders

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 Location Markers

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 Magnetic Self-adhesive Tape

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 Magnetic Tape

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 Numbers and Letters

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 Racksack

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 Rainbow pockets

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 Ticket Holders

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 Ticket Pockets

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Weight Load Notices

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 Wire Shelving Clips

What our clients say

We are very pleased with the change from an engine to an electric fleet. The trucks have been well received by our operators as they are comfortable and quiet to drive and give excellent protection from the elements. We even have the option and flexibility to use spare batteries and a simple battery change system if we ever want to work back to back shifts in the future. Locators also design, supply and install all types of racking and storage systems. They reconfigured the CooperVision warehouse for narrow aisle operation which increases the storage density and pallet locations. Locators supplied Aisle-Master articulated forklifts to work in this area.

Coopervision, Hamble

We have worked with Locators for nearly 20 years. We are confident they can always make the best use of the space we have available and provide us with forklifts that are well suited for the long loads and other stock we have to move.

Colin Macgregor
Director, Y Goldberg

Every time we look at an application, Locators approach it like a blank canvas and always recommend the best equipment for our business. Locators have proved themselves as a very reliable and proactive service provider by keeping our trucks working and our fleet costs as low as possible.

Adam Conrad
Group Transport Manager for Covers

Being able to work with one supplier for storage and materials handling has been a benefit to us. Locators managed the complete installation and ensured the correct materials handling equipment was specified for their design. They also service and maintain all of the equipment they have supplied and offer a rack inspection service to make sure our warehouse remains a safe working environment. We are very happy with our new facility and we believe we have made the best use of the available space.

Marc Congdon
Engineering Manager, Costa

We purchased our first Toyota forklift from Locators 14 years ago for our farm. This truck has been very reliable and is still in service so we had no hesitation in deciding to purchase another Toyota machine. Locators recommended an electric forklift for our machinery depot as it is very quiet, has low running costs and does not create any pollution, making it ideal for working both inside and outside. Our operators are very pleased with our new Toyota truck and our business is very happy to be operating a forklift that has such a low impact on the environment.

Ed Smales
Director, NFFM

Locators installed the new racking system within a tight timeframe while our business was fully operational. They have provided us with a facility that has a similar storage capacity and reduced the size of our forklift fleet allowing us to lease one building instead of two. We are very happy with the outcome.

Paul Bickell
Nippon Express

Locators gave us the benefit of working with just one supplier for all of the storage and materials handling requirements of this project. By mixing 3 and 4 wheel trucks from the same model range, we have gained extra pallet locations and have the option to battery change between them and work multi-shift in the future. I was initially sceptical that electric trucks could replace LPG, but I am very pleased with the successful outcome of this project.

Mark Davis
Logistics Supervisor for Hall & Woodhouse brewery

It is a great benefit to us that we have a single source supplier who understands the needs of our business. This saves us time, improves efficiency and ultimately reduces cost.

Richard Horrocks
Smurfitt Kappa