The Ultimate Guide To
Consider Your Pallets
Racking & Handling System
Wide Aisle Racking
Choosing the Most Suitable Vehicle For Your Operations
Counterbalance Forklift Truck – commonly used to unload goods in and out of the warehouse. These are available in either electric, gas or diesel powered to suit your exact needs.
Reach Truck – this vehicle is most commonly used to load and pick from regular types of racking e.g. Wide Aisle and Double Deep Racking.
Narrow Aisle Turret Truck – the clue is in the name. This vehicle is used to operate alongside narrow aisle racking. Very Narrow Aisle trucks are also an option.
You should also consider barrier rails to reduce the impact of forklift accidents, walkway guard barriers to protect passers-by and pallet racking protectors to prevent damage to your racking.
It’s also important that you clearly specify various areas such as walkways and loading bays with colour coded line markings.
Which Aisle Orientation Is Best?
The most common (and reliable) types of racking orientation are:
Fishbone – this concept consists of the central aisle being vertical to length with the racks parallel to length.
Hair Comb – here, the central aisle is parallel to length with racks being vertical to length.
Whichever orientation you choose, be certain that the racking does not obstruct any fire exits. Using a professional workspace creation specialist like Avanta UK will ensure that the design, orientation and flow of goods is proposed with health and safety at its forefront.