A Guide to Pallet Racking Safety Pins
- Keep Your Racking Safe!
Pallet racking safety pins play an important part in the safety of your racking systems. Without them your system could be a safety risk to your staff and your business!
The worst case scenario is that your racking system will collapse. Safety pins are a cost effective way to help eliminate risk.
What are pallet racking safety pins?
Pallet racking safety pins can be referred to as "beam locks" or "beam connector locks".
They are small devices that help secure your beams to the frame.
They are inserted into the beam and through the front face of the upright.
Manufacturerd from either plastic or steel, you should have 2 pins per beam.
Why should you use racking safety pins?
Pallet racking safety pins help prevent beams from becoming accidentally dislodged during normal loadng unloading operations.
The consequences of a beam becoming dislodged due to the failure of a safety pin can be serious, such as falling pallets or racking collapse.
In some cases, safety pins have a bearing on how a rack may or may not collapse.
Safety pins are required as part of the SEMA Code of Practice.
Racking systems without safety pins would be an Amber Risk following an inspection by a SEMA Approved Rack Inspector.
Are safety pins manufacturer specific?
YES! Each manufacturer has designed the racking system and safety pin to work together.
The safety pin will have been engineered to behave in a particular way with certain forces, such as a minimum uplift force as per the SEMA Code.
The pin will have "failure modes" to ensure certain forces won't damage the racking system.
Non standard devices such as nuts and bolts may not offer the same protection as the manufacturers own safety pins.
Examples of The UK's Top Racking Manufacturers Safety Pins - Identify Your Pallet Racking!
Dexion Speedlock Mk3
PSS HiLo Premierack
PSS HiLo Rackplan
You can now buy our racking pins online at SEC Direct!
Need help with your racking safety?
At SEC Storage we offer a comprehensive range of services, including rack safety inspections which are carried out by an independent, SEMA Approved Rack Inspector (SARI). Racking repairs using our directly employed, SEIRS accredited installation teams, along with racking reconfigurations services.
If you need a post repairing, beam replacing, or an entire reconfiguration to suit a new articulated forklift truck, contact us today!