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  • Poor system design
  • Improperly installed systems
  • Ignorance of Safe Working Load (SWL) capacities
  • Non-adherence to SWL capacities (overloading)
  • Component damage
  • Inadequate, or complete lack of, maintenance and repair work
  • Ignorance of OHS Act regulations and requirements
  • Ignorance and non-implementation of best practice requirements outlined by applicable Standards

Ignorance is never an excuse and racking collapse is avoidable under normal circumstances. It is imperative to ensure that staff are adequately trained to be able to identify and evaluate typical defects present on an installation, and have a reporting and maintenance system in place. Design, quality control, repair and maintenance procedures can be easily implemented to ensure a safe storage system life cycle with minimal risks.