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Pallet Rack Column Protector

These pallet rack post guards are designed to prevent damage to warehouse storage systems. When considering the significant expense and downtime required to replace a damaged upright, the DAMO GUARD proves to be an efficient and inexpensive pallet post guarding product for protecting the lower portion of rack uprights, where over 85% of damage occurs.

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Why protect your rack uprights with steel post guards?

To proactively minimize rack post damage

An impact study performed on an upright column showed that the DAMO GUARD decreases the stress on the original column by a factor of 6 on the front and by a factor of 9 on the sides.

To minimize rack maintenance costs over time

Investing in rack post protection will offset maintenance costs long-term since the front upright column is most vulnerable to impact.

Safeguard your racking posts against forklift impact

The DAMO GUARD upright guard was designed for those warehouse professionals who are looking to implement more safety in and around their racking systems. Racks are treated as a commodity, a collection of components that can simply be replaced when they become damaged.

However, replacements can be costly and time-consuming. Using pallet rack guards to safeguard your racking systems makes good business sense as it will considerably extend their lifespan and reduce maintenance costs.

Most importantly, preventing damage shows that you are putting your workers' well-being first and making warehouse safety a priority.


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Parts included in the Damo Guard kit

What's in the DAMO GUARD Column Protection Kit

All of our rack guards are shipped ready to be installed. We provide all the necessary hardware, including a bolt with its backplate, and a Hilti heavy-duty screw-type anchor. A bullnose welded at the front of the post guard protects the new anchor from being sheared or damaged by forklifts and outriggers. No welding is done on-site.



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Rack Guard Safety Colors

If you wish to switch the standard orange color of our column guards to a safety yellow, we can accommodate your request at no extra cost. Additionally, if both these options don't suit your needs or you wish to match our guards to your existing rack color, Damotech can do so for a small fee. Our post protectors can also be galvanized for superior rust-proofing.

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  • Minimizes future rack maintenance costs.
  • Fits any rack size or model.
  • Made of 3/16" thick structural steel.
  • Bolt-on solution for a quick and easy installation by your maintenance staff or Damotech installers.
  • Reduces impact stress on your pallet rack columns by up to 9 times.

Install our Racking Guards at Any Time

Damo Guard protecting Pallet Rack Uprights

New Rack Installation

Protect your brand-new racking systems from the get-go. By protecting the lower portion of rack uprights with the DAMO GUARD, you are safeguarding them from all future (and inevitable!) impacts from forklifts.

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Existing Rack Retrofit

If you have already gone through one or more cycles of rack upright replacement and are fed up with the hassle and extra costs, the DAMO GUARD is your permanent solution. Say goodbye to rack replacement for good. Learn more about our rack repair solutions.

DAMO GUARD Column Protection Benefits

Fits All Pallet Rack Types

The Damo Guard can protect any type of pallet rack, even those that are no longer manufactured.

Custom Guard Sizes

The standard height of the Damo Guard is 24", but if you wish to protect your columns even higher, it can be built to 36" and 48" high.

Peace of Mind

Our guards are robust and built to withstand the harshest of environments so you don't have to worry about damage to your uprights.

Bolt-On protection Kit

Our DAMO GUARD ships ready to be installed with all the necessary hardware. No welding is required on-site.

Heavy-Gage Steel

We use high-quality structural steel with a heavy gauge to offer maximum impact resistance.

Powder Coated Paint

This process offers durability in a longer-lasting finish. Our Damo Guard can also be galvanized.

At Damotech, we stand behind our products. The DAMO GUARD rack protector comes with a 10-year manufacturer's warranty. This means we guarantee our column guards will be free from defects in material and workmanship.

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Our protection products help prevent pallet rack damage before it happens, eliminating the need for costly replacement and contributing to a safer warehouse. Our robust line of protection units is a simple and inexpensive way of safeguarding your rack uprights and protecting your employees.


Our protection products are robust and durable. They come with a warranty that offers peace of mind.

Quick Delivery

Lead time for Damotech products is short. Our rack guards are ready to ship in less than a week.

Less Disruptive

The installation process is swift, and unloading is generally not required.
All of this makes our protection products a smart solution and an excellent long-term investment.

Our protection units are made-to-measure for your specific needs. No matter the dimensions, finish (paint color, galvanization), rack configuration, or rack footplate, we'll custom-build the units to your exact requirements. Our experts will visit your warehouse, take all the necessary measurements, and specify the right product for each location.

Our protection products can be installed by our certified installers or your maintenance crew in under 15 minutes. It's a simple and inexpensive way of protecting your pallet racking investment against forklift damage.

Technical Specifications

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1 Pallet Rack Front Column / Post
Fits on the front post of any rack upright (available in various dimensions).
2 Back Attachment Plate (Back of Post)
A bolted ¼" thick steel plate prevents dislodging.
3 Bent Steel Plate
The front bent plate is made of 3/16" thick steel - highly resistant to forklift impact.
4 Durable Powder-Coated Paint
Orange powder coat is the standard color. Other colors are available upon request.
5 Heavy-Duty Concrete Anchor
A 5/8" thick Hilti screw-type anchor is added to the bullnose.
6 Post Guard Bullnose
Protects the front anchor from getting damaged by forklifts and transfers part of the impact load to the concrete floor instead of the rack column. A black foam insert prevents debris from accumulating in the bullnose.


How long will it take to manufacture the rack column protection units?
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Our lead time is usually 1-2 weeks for our DAMO GUARD.

Has an engineer tested your rack column protection solution?
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Yes. All our products, including our DAMO GUARD rack post protector, are tested and approved by Professional Engineers and are put through rigorous testing.

Why is pricing not listed on your website?
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It’s not that we want to skirt around the subject of pricing. We like to know what things cost, too.
Our rack protection and rack repair products are made-to-measure, and we always tailor our inspection and training services to customers’ specific needs. We inspect facilities large and small, and repair damage anywhere in North America. Consequently, our pricing will factor geographic location, volume, freight, and installation costs. In most cases, a rack expert will visit your warehouse to assess the damage and take necessary measurements for a perfect product fit and a detailed quote containing no surprises.
To get more information on pricing; request a free quote or call 1-877-990-3266 and let us demonstrate the value of the products and services we provide.

Who should install your pallet rack column guards?
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While you could decide to install the Damo Guard on your own or your maintenance crew, we have a network of certified installers who are trained by Damotech and re-certified annually.

Can you service multiple warehouses located in different states?
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Definitely. Damotech has a network of specialized dealers and installers that can service your warehouses anywhere in North America. Large corporations choose Damotech for our national coverage and consistency in service.

Can I purchase a galvanized version of your DAMO GUARD protection product?
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Yes, you can. All of our products can be galvanized. This can be a good option when our guards are destined for freezer or cold storage environments.

How can I purchase your products?
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It depends on your location and the scope of your project. Contact us and we'll take it from there! We can either provide the service ourselves, our find a Damotech dealer near your warehouses location.
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