Canadian Compliance Regulations
Warehouses and facilities with racking and storage systems may contain potential hazards and safety liabilities. Under the Ministry of Labour regulations, these facilities must conduct regular safety inspections to ensure regulations are met in all aspects of installation, maintenance, and repair, of racking systems.
Canadian regulations state that all facilities with pallet racking must conduct regular expert inspections.
Focusing on Racking Safety First
CSA regulation A344 says an expert inspector is a specialist under the supervision of a Professional Engineer. They must have knowledge and experience gained from inspecting many facilities.
The act specifies that the workplace must be inspected, workers must be trained and the racking must be maintained in good condition. Regulation 851 states that the capacity of the racking must be calculated and individually certified by a Professional Engineer.