The first step to ensuring rack safety is to assess the damage. But assessing an engineered rack system’s condition can be challenging due to a variety of issues. 

In this white paper you will learn:

  • Warehouse safety guidelines based on ANSI/RMI, OSHA, and FEM standards and recommendations. 
  • Crucial insights to help you determine the pallet rack components that require your attention and how to assess the damage. 
  • When to address a deflection on an upright by using the simple 1-2-3 rule. 
  • The importance of horizontal and diagonal braces to maintain the rack system’s capacity and stability. 
  • Why homemade repairs should be avoided. 
  • Our approach to warehouse rack repair. 

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practical guide to rack damage assessment

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More information about the guide

It is critical to ensure that your racking system is in good condition to protect your employees, inventory, and equipment. Rack damage can occur for various reasons, such as forklift collisions, overloading, and poor maintenance. 

The Rack Damage Assessment Guide provides warehouse racking guidelines and a step-by-step process to assess the condition of your pallet racking system. Our pocket guide provides a checklist of rack components to inspect, such as braces, columns, anchors, and much more. It also includes detailed instructions and images to help you identify different types of damage to your warehouse racking system, such as twisting, shearing, and overloading. 

Download our Practical Guide to Rack Damage Assessment now and take the first step toward ensuring the safety of your warehouse racking system.  

But when in doubt, it is recommended to seek assistance from an expert! Damotech and its team of rack experts and engineers are here to lend a hand in assessing the condition of your racking systems. Don’t take any chances with the safety of your warehouse—contact us for professional assistance today. 


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Damotech Success Testimonial Quotes & Reviews

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.

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Maintenance Manager

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