Load Charts require specific information to enable them to be complaint. Many load charts currently observed fail to meet the standard.
Racking Load charts are in many instances not compliant with the current Australian Standard.
The potential risk involves the incorrect use of the racking resulting in overloading
Load Charts require specific information to enable them to be complaint. Many load charts currently observed fail to meet the standard. Information missing includes the designers name, the maximum distance from the base plate and the installation date.
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When assessing a racking’s systems load charts a number of elements need to be assessed. These include:
- Does the racking load chart adequately convey the load carrying capacity of the racking system as observed;
- does the load chart tell the user how to safely use the racking for example stating that the system should not be climbed on;
- does the load chart comply with the minimum size requirements and is it constructed of an appropriate material;
- does the load chart match the actual racking? For example is the bottom beam level set at the height stated in the load chart?
- Does the racking load chart logically match the actual racking system? Ensure that someone has not just copied another load chart and put it onto racking that it was not designed for.