Under OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Act) standards, an employer is responsible for the health and safety of its employees in the workplace. Training of employees on rack safety can significantly lower the number of incidents and educate workers on proper course of action when safety issues do come up. Training your workforce on safety is one of the best investments your company can make to provide a safer work environment and reduce associated liability risks.



Pallet racks are an essential part of warehouses across North America. In cold storage environments or industries with a high-velocity of forklift traffic, such as the food and beverages industry, for example, there is bound to be damage found on pallet racks. Unfortunately, storage racks are too often neglected, damage accumulates, and their structural integrity gets compromised.

When employees understand the potential hazards and know the proper course of action when an event occurs, safety is drastically improved.

There are many consequences to employees lacking rack safety knowledge:

  • Increased damage to racking system, products or facilities
  • Increased risk of injuries or worse, fatalities
  • Lost of productivity and efficiency
  • Increased insurance costs
  • Costly legal liabilities
  • Decreased employee retention and well-being
warehouse racking inspection training


Our engineers will travel to your facility and train your employees on warehouse racking safety and deficiency diagnostic. The pallet rack safety course is split into two parts:

  • An instructor-led classroom session on safety guidelines with slides and supporting material.
  • A practical workshop in your warehouse on how to assess the damage.

Have specific requirements or time considerations? Our training sessions will be tailored to your needs.


Course Content

An outline of the topics addressed during the on-site training:

  • The fundamentals of pallet racking, risks, and regulations
  • How to assess a rack's condition and identify damage
  • How to report damage
  • How to prioritize the severity of issues
  • The advantages of prevention and protection
  • Addressing rack damage: repair kits vs. replacement of damaged components
  • How to implement a safety protocol
  • How to keep track of drawings (LARCs or PSRs), load capacities and other essential documents
  • Review of case studies
  • Next steps for you and your company


Safer Warehouse

A safe warehouse is good for everyone. It reduces stress for managers and floor employees and is likely to increase productivity.

Certified Engineers

Training sessions are given by professional engineers with many years of experience running conformity inspections for Fortune 500 companies.

Reduced Risk

When employees are knowledgeable about pallet rack safety, they are better equipped and more likely to take proper action when damage occurs.

Rack Safety Program

Rack safety training is an integral part of any rack safety program. Along with safety inspections, training demonstrates a company's dedication to its employees' well-being and reduces the risk of potential liabilities.

Anywhere in North America

Our engineers will travel anywhere in Canada and the U.S., including Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska to train your employees on rack safety.

Most Trusted

Hundreds of small, medium and large corporations trust Damotech as their preferred rack safety partner.


Who should attend training on rack safety?
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Our training is typically aimed at warehouse employees, managers, maintenance personnel and forklift drivers.

Will I become a certified inspector after taking this course?
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No, becoming an inspector would require more hours of training and certification. But you will be knowledgeable enough to assess most rack deficiencies and take proper actions to address them.

Is this a course for forklift drivers?
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Yes, but it is also suited for executives, managers and warehouse workers.

What body of standards does your training program comply to?
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The training is based on the American and Canadian rack design codes as well as the industry’s best practices.

Will you travel anywhere in North America to train my employees?
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We cover all of Canada and the US including Alaska, Hawaï and Puerto Rico.

Can you also train my employees on repairing damaged racks?
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Damotech does provide such training for national account clients that have dedicated rack maintenance crews. Contact us for more information.
What is the cost of this course?
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Damotech will tailor training sessions to a customer's specific needs. We train groups, large and small, anywhere in North America. Consequently, our pricing will factor geographic location, the number of participants or sessions, and any other specific requirements to offer you a detailed quote and avoid any surprises.
To get more information on pricing: request a free quote or call 1-877-990-3266

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