Racking collapse can cost hundreds of thousands of pounds and more importantly puts lives at risk. Up until now the only form of protection for racks has been protecting the legs at the base of the structure, but even this can fail. Guards only protect part of the leg thus leaving the remainder with no protection at all, and even with the best training fork lift operator accidents can and do happen.
RCP provides a highly durable safety support system that prevents racking collapse.
Oakland International took the decision to install the unique safety system provided by RCP in September 2016.
“We had on many occasions, at board meetings, discussed the risk associated with racking collapse and had moved this topic to one of our highest levels of risk concern. We were looking for a solution which would give us the confidence that we were providing the safest possible working environment for our team members whilst also protecting the business from the potential risks associated with a full-scale racking collapse. Following the installation of the RCP rack collapse prevention system, we did have an incident in which the upright racking supports were hit by a forklift – the suspension system installed kicked in to play and we believe prevented what could have been a serious risk of a collapse of one or more rows of racking. We are absolutely convinced by the effectiveness of this new rack protection system and have committed to install the system in our Corby and Ireland warehouses”. - Oakland International