Inspections of racks(shelfs)

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Revisions of racks according to Government Regulation No.392/2006 Coll. on minimum safety and health requirements for the use of work equipment

This regulation requires the employer to periodically inspect the work equipment by an authorised person.
Related technical standards.
  • STN 26 9030 – STORAGE - principles of safe handling
  • STN 26 9550 – Prefabricated truss racks (parameters, technical requirements)
  • STN 26 9630 – Handling unit and rack cell (follow-up contour dimensions)
  • STN 26 9631 – Handling unit and shelf cell (dimension continuity of contact surfaces)
  • STN 73 2601 – Fabrication of steel structures
  • STN 73 2611 – Dimensional and shape deviations of steel structures
As part of the revision of the racks, the support structure is checked and the way the racks are used is checked
Inspection of the supporting structure shall include verification of
  • anchor bolts, their position, tightening, contact with the floor and other possible damage
  • fasteners and their functionality
  • welds - visual
  • reshaping of columns (local buckling, buckling of load-bearing frames)
  • extensive or excessive alterations to rack beams
  • the functionality of the stirrups and their positioning according to the documentation
  • the condition of the floor into which the rack is anchored and the effect of any damage of the floor on the use of the racks
  • corrosion and other deterioration which may adversely affect the load-bearing capacity racks
  • checking the condition of rack stands
  • checking the condition of load-bearing parts
  • checking the condition of roller and guide rails
  • checking the condition of inclined and horizontal winding of rack stands
  • checking the condition of the guide rails (on the warehouse floor)
  • checking the protective elements of the shelf columns
  • random inspection of bolted joints
  • random check of column verticality
The control of the use of the racks shall include verification of
  • load capacity markings
  • means of control (marking the corners of columns)
  • overloading shelves or storing inappropriate goods/materials
  • the correct stacking and pallet type for the type of rack
  • damage to the pallets themselves
  • free movement around shelving, lighting and care