Level 1 - Immediate Reporting
As soon as a safety problem or damage is observed by any employee, it should immediately be reported to the PRRS. You should have systems in place for reporting damage and defects.
Employees should receive training, information and instruction on the safe operation of the racking system, including the parts affecting their safety and the safety of others.
Employees should be encouraged to report damage and know they won't be penalised because accidents do happen!
Level 2 - Visual Inspections
The PRRS should ensure that inspections are made at weekly or other regular intervals based on risk assessment. A formal written record should be maintained.
A 'person responsible for rack safety' (PRRS) could be any person within a warehouse, who has experience in identifying racking damage.
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Level 3 - "Expert" Inspections
A technically competent person should carry out inspections at intervals of not more than 12 months. A written report should be submitted to the PRRS with observations and proposals for any action necessary.
A technically competent person might be a trained specialist within an organisation, a specialist from the rack supplier, or an independent qualified rack inspector, such as a SEMA Approved Rack Inspector (SARI).