Pallet Rack Damage

PALLET RACK DAMAGE – Replace or Repair Damage Rack

Pallet rack damage is often caused by forklifts and pallets during normal warehouse operation. Pallet rack damage should be reported at once and replaced or repaired. Loads should be removed immediately when pallet rack damage is first spotted and the area roped off until the replacement rack is installed or the current upright is repaired. Even minor pallet rack damage should be inspected by a qualified rack engineer to determine its safety.

The photos to the right show examples of some pallet rack damage that has occurred from forklift abuse. ANY abrasions or denting should be taken very seriously and corrected. Pallet Rack damage inspections should always be performed, but it is also up to warehouse workers to report collisions to pallet rack no matter how small.

Warehouse personnel should be aware of procedures for reporting damaged pallet rack. They need to be advised of the importance and dangerous conditions that can exist for themselves and their co-workers if unsafe pallet rack conditions are left unreported and unrepaired.


Pallet rack repair options include both straight leg repair kits and sloped leg repair options. UNARCO can help with trained pallet rack repair specialists for added rack repair safety and also to help identify pallet rack damage in any warehouse or distribution center.

For more information and photos of pallet rack repair visit our Pallet Rack Repair Portfolio or view our Pallet Rack Repair Brochure.

Damaged straddle protector and upright post - Unload and replace or repair

Damaged straddle protector and upright post – Unload and replace or repair

Close up of upright post damaged by forklift. Unload immediately and replace or repair.

Damaged upright bracing – rack should be unloaded and upright replaced or repaired.