If your company utilizes high density storage racking…
How do you…
- Clear debris, stuck pallets, and product?
- Perform regular inspections at height?
- Conduct maintenance, adjustments, and repair?
- Have a system to deal with these occurrences?
- Allow operators to access high density racking without an engineered anchor point?
- Provide operators with tools to extend their reach inside the area?
- Apply leverage to the stuck load while on an aerial work platform?
Did you know….
- Any dislodged material, pallets, or obstructions beyond one pallet deep are extremely dangerous to access.
- Aerial work platforms are not designed for any significant lateral loads.
- Safety mesh is not designed for standing or walking on.
- Lift truck safety cages are contrary to safe practices for these tasks.
- Racking structures are not designed for operator access.
- You must have an engineered anchor point for tie off. Racking structures do not provide this.
- If you perform regular rack inspections for system integrity and damage at floor level, you also need to perform the same inspections at height.
- In 2014, falls to lower level accounted for 651 fatal work injuries. This represents a 12% increase over 2013. Source: US Bureau of Statistics – 2015
- 14% of all fatal occupational injuries occured as a result of a fall to a lower level. Source: US Bureau of Statistics – 2015
Here’s how the MARC creates an engineered safe zone:
- Load the MARC into the affected area using your existing MHE.
- Operators transition to the MARC from an approved aerial work platform.
- The MARC travels the full distance of the high density rack system. This creates an engineered safe zone within operator reach of the affected area.
- FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS GUIDELINE CREATES AN UNNECESSARY RISK OF CATASTROPHIC INJURY BOTH TO THE OPERATORS LOCATED AT HEIGHT AND ON THE GROUND.