Validation of storage systems
The validation for safe use of a storage equipment is the final aim of all our actions related with maintenance and inspection of the racking in our warehouses.
For the use and during the lifetime of your storage equipment they are subjected to conditions and modifications (damages, replacements, substitutions, changes in configuration, transfers, accidents, …), so that substantial alterations in their performance can occur. Under this circumstances revisions and actualizations to secure safe operations are increaseingly required.
Validation of use of storage equipment is the authorization by a competent person for the safe use of the storage equipment after verification of compliance with the partial technical, documentary and assembly validation, as well as the corresponding annual ITE racking inspection conducted by an expert.
Having validation for safe use of the storage system means that all relevant aspects beyond mere localization and correction of damage to the components off the racking, but it also fulfills with following requirements:
- It has all the project documentation of the storage equipment: design, drawings, specifications, procedures, etc.
- It has an appropriately trained staff who can be accredited for the proper use of storage systems and are knowledgeable of the risks inherent of the use of equipment storage.
- It has a static validation including the corresponding appropriate loading labels, on which among other things the maximum load capacities has to ebe given.
- It has an assembly validation compliant with the applicable assemblyh regulations.
All this is regulated by the norm UNE 58014 “Static steel racking. Validation of storage equipments”, that indicates a method to clearly identify and clasify the situation in which a particular storage equipment is in use at different stages fo the life of the racking.