The inspector highlighted a number of key issues that were either incorrectly installed or missing completely. Items such as missing load notice signage, beam safety pins, row spacers and unfortunately for the client, frames that were installed upside down. The frames were constructed via two uprights sections joined centrally by a standard splice connection. A standard design by the manufacturer and very common in the pallet racking industry. However, in this case the installers had placed the lighter gauge (a thinner material and lower load capacity) section at the bottom of the frame and a heavier duty type (thicker gauge, higher load capacity) section at the top.
A seriously unsafe installation and Red risk classification requiring immediate off-loading. Fortunately for the client, they had space to offload the product immediately and with a number of surplus frames within the warehouse were able to action the remedial works quickly and safely, only this time using SEIRS approved installers. Although the client had inherited the installation and received an unexpected repair bill, they potentially prevented a serious incident within their business that they would have unknowingly been aware of.