Storage Rack Inspection Shows Trouble Spots

Storage Equipment Safety Service Ltd. offers a comprehensive training program focused on storage rack safety. It includes in-house training on recognizing trouble spots in the stability of installed storage rack systems. In conjunction with the program, SESS has developed a set of computerized tools that minimize personnel intervention in recording physical data characterizing trouble spots, and subsequent report writing.

Founded in 1987 by Philip Pinel, a European warehouse operations safety advocate with 30 years of in-the-field experience, SESS experts have inspected thousands of warehouses to identify and prevent accident-prone situations involving catastrophic failures of storage rack systems.

Acting on a suggestion from the Material Handling Industry of America, SESS has appointed several licensees in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. These provide warehouse safety inspection services and safety training. SESS is independent of any storage rack manufacturer or repair company; it does not make, repair or sell storage racks.

Conservative estimates show there are 125,000 warehouses in the U.S., and most are equipped with storage rack systems. SESS licensees, by detailed inspection and reporting, ensure that warehouses and storage equipment conform to existing codes and regulations.

SESS provides professional, detailed, documented rack system safety inspection services and on-site training programs, empowering management and employees to take charge of warehouse operations safety.

A SESS inspection provides:

o A detailed report on the condition of racking and shelving based on up-to-date codes and guidelines;

o Details of all locations that require attention;

o General observations affecting safe working conditions of warehouse, including housekeeping, pallets, floor, lighting, lift truck operations, etc.;

o Up-to-date layout drawings of your installation, showing your location system, which is updated after each inspection and stored in SESS’s CAD computer.

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