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International Rack Safety Month

International Rack Safety Month

March 2017 sees the launch of International Rack Safety Month which has been established to encourage all businesses to take a little time out to ensure their warehouse not only meets the legal Health and Safety obligations but also helps to refocus employees to ensure their workplace is safe and free from hazards. But surely … Continued

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Essential Storage Safety Awareness Training

The days of simply carrying out a formal racking inspection once or twice or year just to meet your HSE obligations are now seen as a reactive approach to warehouse management. Therefore, Thistle Systems has developed a practical hands-on training programme for storage safety awareness, to provide your warehouse operators with the basic knowledge of safe … Continued

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New Versus Used Racking – Key Areas to Consider

As more companies look for ways in which they can make savings, Thistle Systems Group, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of racking has urged all companies to think carefully about the potential dangers of purchasing and installing used racking systems. With offers of amazing savings from online retailers and auction sites such as ebay … Continued

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Dangerous Racking

8 Tell Tale Signs of Dangerous Racking

Dangerous Racking is a key issue in any warehouse as it may present a major health and safety risk. No matter how much action you take to protect  damage to your racking system or how much training you provide your forklift drivers, you cannot account for wear and tear or of course human error. The truth … Continued

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narrow aisle racking

The Potential Cost of Racking When It’s Unsafe

It’s all too easy to put off carrying out racking inspections or indeed the costs of rectifying problem – however the true cost of racking which is unsafe could be far greater. Clearly the cost of replacing an upright or a section of racking is a fraction of the cost of replacing the entire racking system, however … Continued

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Racking Collapse in a Cheese Warehouse

6 Tips to Make Your Racking Safe

If you read our recent article on the racking collapse of a Shropshire cheese distribution centre, you may be looking for tips to make your racking safe and ensure a similar racking disaster doesn’t happen in your own warehouse. The good news is that by taking some simple steps, you can greatly minimise the risk of potential … Continued

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radio shuttle racking installation for coffee manufacturer in the North of England.

The Benefits of Rack Protection – If Only You Had Known

We are always discussing the benefits of rack protection with our clients and how they can save money in the long run by a comparatively small investment. Last week I visited a new client who was looking for assistance with some rack repair work after a forklift truck had crashed into his racking system. The … Continued

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