When your company has a warehouse, maximizing storage and space is essential. One of the best solutions for warehouse storage is pallet racks, where inventory can be placed shortly after it is delivered. But installing pallet racks in your warehouse should not be done on a whim without any research or preparation. If you're planning on having pallet racks installed, use the following tips:

Pay Attention to the Load Handling

Before ordering any pallet racks, it is essential to review and analyze what type of products you order and how many are packaged on one pallet. The height and size of the packages that you regularly receive must be considered before you have pallet racks installed. If you don't take the time to analyze the sizes of the packages that you receive, your racks may not end up being big enough to hold your company's inventory.

Don't Forget About Spacing

When your warehouse is empty and you're installing pallet racks, it is easy to forget about how the pallet racks will be used in day to day operations. Before having any pallet racks installed, you need to consider the space between each rack, as well as how wide an aisle is. If the spacing between pallet racks is not well planned out, you may end up with shelving that does not provide adequate storage and a forklift may not be able to operate freely between aisles.

Hire a Professional 

While it is possible to build and install pallet racks for your warehouse on your own, it is not recommended. If you want to ensure that your pallet racks are the right size, can hold a specific weight, and enhance your warehouse storage instead of impeding it, your best bet is to hire a contractor. An experienced contractor will understand how to to properly build the pallet racks while also taking in your needs and suggestions. The end result will be a warehouse that is prepared and ready to hold all inventory in an organized manner.

Don't Forget About Forklift Safety

If you're having pallet racks installed in your warehouse, you need to provide training and education about proper forklift use. Investing a small amount of money into proper training can drastically reduce injuries while also ensuring that items for sale are properly retrieved and shipped accordingly. In the long run, comprehensive fork training sessions can help ensure that inventory is moved without injury or issues. 

For more information, contact companies like Certified Handling Systems.

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