- Engineering Services
Whether you supervise a single warehouse or operate multiple distribution centers, our goal is to help you manage what is frequently a critical asset: your racking systems. Through our pallet rack inspection services, performed by experienced engineers, we offer you a comprehensive overview of the condition of your racking systems. The detailed reporting, based on rigorous observations by our rack experts, allows you to take corrective actions and bring your racking back to conformity. The Damotech Platform offers online access to the reports with dashboards to help you track your progress.
In North America, the law stipulates that company management is responsible for providing a safe workplace to their employees. Putting workers at risk of injury can expose employers to serious liability in case of an accident.
Despite the demands of your daily operations, it's critical that your racking systems maintain their full integrity over time. Our pallet rack inspection services are thorough, and periodically performed by a Damotech engineer, to certify that your racking systems comply with the local rack design and safety standards.
Our engineers walk your facility and thoroughly inspect your racking systems for conformity by collecting on-site information, taking pictures and recording any deficiencies, damages or missing components. Our pallet rack inspection services are non-disruptive to your daily operations. Following this visit, we'll issue a detailed report with recommendations.
Regardless of your industry, the type of pallet racks you use or the kind of damage found in your warehouse, we have all the expertise and solutions to help you diagnose, report and address the deficiencies.
There is no clear regulation on the frequency of inspections. It should vary based on the speed at which rack-related issues arise in your warehouse. As a general rule, most experts and governing bodies agree to recommend monthly assessments done by warehouse personnel, and yearly independent inspections performed by third party rack experts or engineers.
Damotech engineers will produce a detailed and actionable inspection report.
In North America, there are well-defined standards for the safe use of pallet racks in all warehouses. However, sorting through all the different rack safety standards and regulations can be challenging.
In the United States, there are regulations from organizations like RMI (Rack Manufacturer's Institute), ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). Also, there are those established by Canadian government bodies like WorkSafeBC, MOL (Ontario Ministry of Labor), and CSA (Canadian Standards Association).
At Damotech, we have all the required expertise to help you make the entire regulatory conformity certification process as straightforward as possible. So whether you are looking to get a PSR Review, an OSHA Conformity Inspection or an engineer-stamped drawing with load capacities for local/municipal permits, Damotech has you covered.
The Damotech Platform is an online software that gives our customers instant access to the most recent inspection data for their warehouses. The dashboard shares insightful statistics about inspected racking systems. As reported issues are addressed, customers can track their progress towards achieving their goal of a safer warehouse.
Customers have access to a visual layout of their warehouse with all the recorded data for each location. They can view, filter and sort data by current status or damage priority level, as well as view the pictures taken by the Damotech inspectors.
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There is no clear regulation on the frequency of inspections. It often depends on the speed at which rack-related issues accumulate in your warehouse. Although not clearly expressed, most governing bodies like OSHA and MOL recommend monthly assessments by warehouse personnel and yearly independent inspections by a third party.
In the U.S., the IBC (International Building Code) refers to MH16.1 (RMI Rack Design Standard) which defines how racks must be designed and maintained. In Canada, the latest NBC (National Building Code) refers to CSA S16 for the design of steel structures including racks. As this is a relatively new code, some provinces still use the previous rack design code A344.2.
All inspectors have a bachelor’s degree in engineering. To be certified by Damotech, they undergo a rigorous training program at our facility with an experienced instructor and must then spend a set number of hours visiting warehouse facilities with a certified inspector.
Inspectors do not specify repair products as they must remain completely independent from the sales process. Our local Damotech representatives will gladly assist you in determining the best course of action to address the reported issues, whether it be repairing with engineered kits or replacing damaged components with OEM parts.
During a conformity inspection, Damotech's engineers walk the facility and perform a visual inspection of the racks. They look for damaged or missing rack components such as columns, beams and braces. They also search for missing anchors, safety pins, safety bars and more. The report is signed by the engineer and provides recommendations for bringing the systems back to conformity.
It’s not that we want to skirt around the subject of pricing. We like to know what things cost, too.
Our products and services are made-to-measure, and tailored to 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 to offer you a detailed quote containing no surprises.
Request pricing or call 1-877-990-3266 and let us demonstrate the value of the products and services we provide.