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Racking Load Signs

Employers have duties under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) to provide and maintain plant and systems of work that are so far as reasonably practicable safe and without risk to health and safety.

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REGULATIONS AND LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Employers have duties under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) to provide and maintain plant and systems of work that are so far as reasonably practicable safe and without risk to health and safety. Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2007 (Part 3.5 Plant) Below are excerpts from AS4084 (Australian Standards for Pallet Racking)

A RACKING INSTALLATION SHALL COMPLY WITH ALL OF THE FOLLOWING

The racking installations shall have, in one or more conspicuous locations, a permanent, corrosion-resistant load sign not less than 125 mm long and 250 mm high with maximum load action figures, written in a large font of at least 25 mm high, mechanically secured to the racking structure at 2 m above the floor level, which shall display the following:

  • Permissible working unit load limit.
  • Permissible total working unit load limit for each pallet beam level.
  • Permissible total working unit load limit for each bay.
  • Designer’s name.
  • Racking manufacturer’s name, supplier’s name, trademark, and installation date.
  • The maximum distance from base plate level to the first beam level, and the maximum distance between first and second beam levels.
  • That deviation from the design may impair the safety of the racking installation.

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