BARPRO STORAGE RACK SAFETY AWARENESS TRAINING

NEWS & MEDIA | 15 December 2021

BARPRO STORAGE RACK SAFETY AWARENESS TRAINING

In our previous edition we brought attention to Rack safety awareness and the need for training and the tools that can be used in the process that serves as an indicator of rack damage to uprights, bracings & beam deflections.

During this time, we have been approached by companies to provide training to their warehouse employees. Barpro’s Johannesburg branch conducted training sessions for companies such as Sparta Beef and Imperial Logistics. The training was well received by the training facilitators, Health and Safety officers and trainees. At the end of the one-day course, the employees were able to identify:

  1. The effects of pallet racking accidents on a business and its people.
  2. The need for rack inspections.
  3. Types and frequency of inspections, responsibilities of suppliers & users.
  4. Racking / Components and the role they play.
  5. How to use the Barpro Rack Inspection Tool to complete inspections.
  6. Completing the paperwork, record keeping and collating.

THE TRAINING

The training followed a structured approach which consists of:

Part 1: Theoretical – Reporting, Record keeping and responsibilities

Part 2: Practical training in the warehouse space with the use of the Rack Inspection Safety tool

WHAT DO YOU RECEIVE IN THE TRAINING PACK?

Contents of the training file:

  1. Damage Categories
  2. Weekly Inspection Sheets
  3. Red Risk Items
  1. Spare Weekly Inspection Sheets
  2. Presentation
  3. Rack Inspection Tool User Guide
  4. Rack Load Signs
  5. Racking Components 
  6. SEMA Code of practice guidelines for Static Racking

THE TRAINING SESSIONS AT SPARTA BEEF & IMPERIAL (Jetpak & Modderfontein)

We conducted an interview with the Sales and Marketing Manager, Robert Kershaw from our Johannesburg branch regarding the clients’ feedback and process. The trainers for the two sites were the Senior Technician, Gaven Swanepoel and Robert Kershaw.

Review:

  1. How did the client get to know about the training session?

Barpro was in the process of performing routine maintenance on the mobile racking installation. During the service the concept of the rack safety testing tool was pitched to the Supervisor.

  • What factors contributed to the success of the training?
  • The session was a two-way compact workshop presentation covering all the major factors regarding rack safety
  • The trainees were enthusiastic and their willingness to learn was positive as the case studies we presented were relatable.
  • The Health and Safety officers were keen to implement the system.
  • Who attended the training?
  • Stock takers
  • Supervisors
  • Pickers
  • Warehouse operators

The companies were able to appoint a PRRS (Person Responsible for Rack Safety). The official’s duties are as follows:

For more detailed information on the course please contact:

James Cunningham (Cape Town) – james@barpro.co.za

Maxine Pereira (Johannesburg) – jhbadmin@barpro.co.za