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Warehouse Audit | Safety Inspections

Supplier: Racking Audits Australia

All Racking Audits Australia's safety inspections comply with Australian Standards: AS4084-1993 Steel Storage Racking.


AS4084-1993: Covers all static racking with the exception of drive in and drive through racking as well as cantilever and mobile racking.

Section 9.2 Inspections

Inspections shall be carried out on a regular basis, and at least once every 12 months to:

  • Ensure that safe working loads are adhered to.
  • Ensure that the racking installation has not been altered (a copy of the load application and configuration drawings shall be retained for this purpose).
  • Ensure the correct application and use of the equipment.
  • Examine connectors for deformation or signs of cracking at the welds.
  • Examine for any dislocation and deformation of sections and connections for uprights and beams.
  • Examine the extent of damage due to impact in the racking installation.
  • Examine the out of plumb of the racking. 

These Audits usually comprise of a written report with two sections:

  1. Rack specifications list & load ratings for each rack
  2. Damage and non-compliance list detailing:

a): The exact problem, the location of each problem and the steps required to rectify the problem.

This list is colour coded so that each problem can be categorised into four groups depending on the severity or hazard risk factor of the problem:

  • Red category - immediate action
  • Orange category - do not use until rectified
  • Blue category - routine problem
  • Green category - recommendation only

b): Inspection date & repair date column for use when problems are being rectified.

On satisfactory completion of repairs a Certificate of Compliance will be issued.

2a: This section can be given to the manufacturer/repairer so that they may quote on the problems that need addressing, alternatively, Racking Audits Australia can quote for these repairs/modifications for you.

2b: If this is the first visit a Rack location (plan view) drawing will also be included. This can also be given to your choice of repairer to aid in the rectification process.