Safety of the racking: the user’s responsibilities

Marco CazzinIn depth Analysis, Laws and Racking

Work is important and valuable. Even more important and valuable is your health and that of your collaborators. For this, it is fundamental to reason in terms of safety for the racking and production facilities.

barriere-protezione-Emaf-6Based on the European rules, it is fundamental to respect the indications supplied by the producer of the racking and of the storage installations , nominate a safety director, carry out the inspections and periodical maintenance intervening as quickly as possible to contain damage that has occurred.

Who uses the racking is responsible for the safety of personnel . He must supervise the correct use, avoiding dangerous situations caused by the weight, frequently considerable, of the loads.

Among the many indications that come from the normative, it is necessary to remember that the user of the racking must:

  • Respect the national and local
  • Use trained personnel and never improvise.
  • Guarantee that the locales are suitable to the specifications of the racking, even with regards to illumination, heating, seismic safety, resistance to wind and snow.
  • Not surpass the weight indicated for the carrying capacity of the racking.
  • Suitability of the storage equipment, both in its structure and its assembly, which must be done following the instructions given by the supplier.
  • Keep the area clean in which there is movement of people and machinery.
  • Use protection systems in exposed areas, like the struts.

In the case of damage that is identified during periodical inspections, guarantee the immediate substitution of the damaged pieces with identical new pieces, supplied by the same producer. Any damage can reduce, even significantly, the safety and even the carrying capacity of the racking.

About the Author

Marco Cazzin

Nato a Padova il 14 novembre 1967, ha fondato Emaf – Scaffalature Industriali nel 2010. Laureato in filosofia con indirizzo in logica, e successivamente laureato anche in psicologia con indirizzo in psicologia della comunicazione, lavora nel mondo dei carrelli elevatori e delle scaffalature dal 1998. È in possesso del patentino conseguito come consulente qualificato per le strutture di stoccaggio secondo la normativa UNI-EN 15635 da Aisem, Associazione Italiana Sistemi Sollevamento, Anima, Confindustria Meccanica Varia ed Affine e Cisi, Costruttori Italiani Scaffalature Industriali. Nella sua lunga esperienza come agente di commercio prima e come imprenditore alla guida di Emaf poi, Marco Cazzin è conosciuto nel campo della realizzazione e installazione di soppalchi industriali, scaffalature industriali metalliche porta-pallet, scaffalature industriali metalliche cantilever, impianti a passerella, Drive In e ultimamente anche nella vendita delle scaffalature Industriali metalliche usate. Emaf – Scaffalature Industriali vanta una clientela vasta e diversificata, con rappresentanti di ogni settore del mondo produttivo, dal commercio alla moda, dall’elettronica alla termoidraulica, dai piccoli artigiani fino alle grandi multinazionali. Emaf – Scaffalature Industriali, oltre alla vendita e alla progettazione di ogni tipo di scaffalatura industriale metallica, offre un servizio di consulenza e di manutenzione delle stesse.