Pallet Racking Consenting And Engineering Essential Information

Pallet Racking is considered under the NZ Building Code to be an integral part of the building structure. Consequently, if you are considering installing a new pallet racking system, consenting, and engineering is something that you will need to consider.

Engineering and Producer Statements

From the engineering side, pallet racking systems generally require the following:

Council Consenting

When approaching your local council for consent, it is important to note that they will not only look at the pallet racking structure(s) but also the building where the racking is. Going down the track of full consent will likely involve checking that any changes to the building are compliant, such as location of doorways, staircases etc. A fire, emergency lighting, and egress design will also likely be required.

Minimum Requirements

Regardless of where you are in the country it is important that you know your pallet racking is fit for purpose and safe. To do this, as a minimum, we suggest you obtain a PS1 and a PS4. This will tell you that the racking has been designed and installed to a suitable standard. The advantage of attaining these two Producer Statements is that, should you go ahead with the consenting process, you have assurance that the racking is designed for your location and required loadings.

The risks of not getting a PS1 and PS4 on your pallet racking include (but are not limited to):

Who Can Help?

Without following the correct procedures regarding pallet racking engineering and consenting your racking has the potential to cause you major headaches. As Pallet Racking is a major investment and a key driver to success in any business, it is vital to get it right the first time by seeking advice from knowledgeable experts.

At Shelving Depot, we have an experienced team who are willing and able to assist you with the Producer Statements and Consenting Process.

Whether you have a few short runs of racking or a 10,000sqm warehouse this is something you should consider so get in touch with our team today.