Project Description

Pallet Racking Relocation

Premier Storage was awarded a Pallet Racking relocations project to move 900 pallet locations from the old warehouse to the new unit. This involved working with the client and drafting up several CAD designs to implement the 900 various size pallets and picking levels for the small parts storage.

The final design requires a small section of the existing Mezzanine floor to be removed. This meant removing the pallet loading gate and the existing hand and knee rail. Taking out the section of Mezzanine and putting the parts back together again. We also designed a bridge bay within the Link 51 racking system, using the clients existing beams. This allowed the truck to move throughout the racking system without losing the pallet locations above the bridge bay. Premier supplied Mesh decks on the bridge bays to stop any products falling off the racking. We had a health and safety concern with the single entry rack on the front wall, as this was a pedestrian walkway and the pallets could potentially fall off the back of the racking when the forklift was in operation. So, we installed an anti-collapse system to the racking 2000mm from the floor and up to 6000mm high.

Pallet Racking Layout

Starting the relocation

The picking levels had various beam levels in each bay. These were timber decked with Rough sawn closed board timber decking.

The client had some concerns about the number of pallets that had to be moved from one warehouse to the other. We sorted this out by building one section of racking at a time. The client would remove the pallets from a full run of racking. We would then dismantle the racking, steel band the beams and frames ready for transportation. Then, we would then build the system at the new site, they would full the new racks with their stock. Luckily the weather was on our side and the client was able to put some of the pallets outside the new warehouse as we built the new racking.

From start to finish the whole project took three men five working days to complete, thanks to Lee and his team.

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