pallet rack upright protector Damo Guard

These pallet rack guards are designed to prevent damage to storage systems. It's an efficient and inexpensive way of protecting the lower portion of rack uprights, where damage is most likely to occur.

The Damo Guard is quick and easy to install. It can be fitted to any type of pallet rack to significantly improve the lifespan of your warehouse racking systems.

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pallet rack upright protector Damo Guard

Safeguard your racks against damage

The Damo 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 against damage makes good business sense as it will considerably extend their lifespan. Besides, preventing damage demonstrates a concern for your workers' well-being while also communicating that safety is a priority.

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Simple & effective

Inexpensive, and simple to install, the Damo Guard covers the base of the upright, where most accidents happen. Once it is hit, a rack may no longer carry the same load capacity, and its structural integrity may become compromised. This is why pallet rack guards are recommended in areas where moving equipment is used, and racks are vulnerable to impact. Considering just the value of what is being stored in the racks and comparing it to the cost of protecting it with pallet rack guards, justifies the initial expense for protection.

All the parts included in a Damo Guard kit

What's in the Kit

The Damo Guard can easily be fastened to any standard rack by your maintenance crews. It is bolted onto the frame and wraps around the post to effectively protect the base, front and sides of the upright. Damotech provides all the necessary hardware, including new heavy-duty screw-type anchors for the front and back of the footplate. A bullnose welded at the front of the unit protects the new anchor from being sheared or damaged by forklifts and outriggers. A heavy-duty version is made of a heavier gauge of structural steel. Finally, the Damo Guard offers many other benefits, such as durability and increased visibility, thanks to a resistant and long-lasting orange powder-coated paint.

Yellow and orange Damo Guard protecting a pallet rack upright

Standard Safety Colors

If you wish to switch the standard orange color of our guarding products to a safety yellow, we can accommodate your request at no extra cost. Additionally, if both these standard colors don't suit your needs or you wish to match it to an existing rack color, Damotech can do so for a small fee.

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The highlights

  • Protects the base of rack uprights, where damage is most likely to occur. 
  • Suited for any rack model, even those no longer manufactured.
  • Made of 1/4" high-quality structural steel.
  • Bolt-on solution for a quick assembly.
  • All necessary fasteners and anchors are provided.
  • No cutting or welding on-site.
  • Attached directly onto the column.
  • Safeguards against unnecessary risks.


Any Type of Rack

This unit can protect any type of rack, even those that are no longer manufactured.

Custom Sizes

The standard height of the Damo Guard is 24", but if you wish to protect more, 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 your uprights.

Bolt-On Kits

All of our units are shipped ready to be installed with all the necessary hardware. No welding is done on site.

Heavy Duty

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

Powder Coated Paint

This process offers durability in a longer-lasting finish.

At Damotech, we stand behind our products. The DAMO GUARD comes with a 10-year manufacturer's warranty. This means we guarantee the product 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. We recommend starting with areas where forklift traffic is heavy, for instance, at the end of aisles, where there is a higher risk of contact with the racking system. Our robust line of protection units is a simple and inexpensive way of safeguarding your racks 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. Units are ready to ship in less than two weeks.

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) or rack configuration, 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 racking investment against forklift damage.

Technical Specifications

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1 Rack Front Column
Fits on front column of any rack upright. Available in various dimensions.
2 Anchors
The rack's original anchors are replaced by high shearing capacity anchors made by Hilti.
3 Back plate
The back plate is made of 1/4" steel.
4 Durable Paint
Orange powder coat is the standard color. Other colors available upon request
5 Bullnose
Protects the front anchor from getting damaged by forklifts.
6 Structural Steel
The front bent plate is made of 3/16" thick structural steel - highly resistant


How long will it take to manufacture the protection units?
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Our lead time is usually around 4 weeks.

Has an engineer tested your protection solutions?
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Yes. All our products 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.


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Who installs your products?
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While you could decide to install the Damo Guard on your own, 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 their national coverage and consistency in service.

Can I purchase a galvanized version of your products ?
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Yes, you can. All of our products can be galvanized.

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!
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Damotech Success Testimonial Quotes

Safely managing storage rack systems across a network of warehouses can become overwhelming. With Damotech we have found an industry partner for education, engineering support, repairs and protection. Their quality and customer service is first class.

Pehr Peterson

Director of Construction and Asset Management
Reyes Holdings, LCC

The Damotech Platform is critical in maintaining control over warehouse safety. It's useful as it provides online access to all the inspection reports. Plus, our managers have great confidence in Damotech's repair kits.

Réjean Ardouin

Maintenance Supervisor

I want to share my satisfaction with your professional service and products. Your pallet rack repair system is so incredible that it made our warehouse safer without affecting our daily operations.

Jocelyn Proulx

Warehouse Director

We've been using Damotech for 10 years and are satisfied with their quick service. They know rack safety and are attentive to our needs. We always get clear answers in a short time if not on the spot. Plus, their products are of impeccable quality and reliability.

Gilbert Marois

Team Lead, Maintenance
Prinoth Ltée

The safety of our employees is paramount, and Damotech has manufactured custom-made protective fences for our pedestrian walkways that are forklift-proof! We are more than satisfied and will change all the old ones for these because they are superior.

Stéphane Ouellet

Warehouse Supervisor
Yoplait (General Mills)

Damotech performed a full conformity inspection to help us comply with local standards. Their expertise has made our racks safer as they have guided us in establishing a rack review and awareness protocol for our workers' safety.

Mathieu Caron

Director of Production

Over the years, we had accumulated several brands of racks in our warehouse. There was confusion surrounding their capacity and costly proposals to ensure their compliance. Damotech proved to be a partner of choice to regulate all of our installations.

Philip O'Shaughnessy, P. Eng., MBA

Plant Manager

For 15 years, we have relied on Damotech for the safety of our pallet racks. Damotech is the reference in the industry! We trust them 100% when it comes to the safety of our warehouse.

Martin Grou

Transportation Supervisor

We have established a relationship of trust with Damotech because of the speed and quality of their service. Their involvement was remarkable when we needed it most. We are now equipped to manage and maintain our pallet racks securely thanks to their web platform.

Kevin Pelletier

Maintenance Manager