Greetings from Africa’s only SEMA Approved Rack Inspector (SARI).

My year of inspections has flown by, and we are on the doorstep of 2024. I want to wish all our customers a peaceful and Merry Christmas.

I would like to show you some pictures of all the types of damage I picked up during my travels.

Many, or should I say all of them were in plain sight for anyone walking or driving down an aisle.

Are we so set in our ways that we think we can still load on top of these damaged parts, or is it a case of ‘’we don’t know’?

The funny thing is that any of these damaged parts can cause a major collapse or even loss of life.

We just don’t realize how dangerous the damage is.

We should not turn a blind eye to the potential dangers of the damage.

Even our maintenance departments, Rack installers, or Rack manufacturers can cause these problems.

The following photographs may make your hair stand up but these damages are real.

Image 1: Maintenance department – Never weld on a Upright

Image 2 & 3:  Reach truck driver – Bent beam

Image 4: Different manufacturers’ beams used to fix racking. The connector is not fixed properly missing 1 louvre

Image 5 & 6: Reach truck driver – Racking loaded while the Upright is damaged

Image 7: Maintenance Department – Cutting Upright to fit PVC pipe

Image 8:  Seasonal drivers causing damage

Image 9: Pallets loaded into damaged racking

Image 10: Maintenance Department – Misalignment of beams

Image 11: Installers climbing structures. The brace has been damaged

Contact us, to assist you in training your team on Rack Safety and conduct a SEMA Rack Inspection.