Even the best forklift drivers have accidental collisions with racking. While worst-case scenarios involving a rack collapse are rare, impact damage weakens the racking structure, compromising its load carrying capacity and potentially putting both property and life at risk. Where just a 5 mm upright deflection weakens a racking system so badly that it should be replaced, preventing damage is a safety priority and a huge cost saving.

Colby’s range of rack protection products include end-of-aisle guards, Colby’s Protect-a-Rack upright protector, and the newly introduced Rear Upright Protector.

These profiled, heavy-duty steel guards deflect forklift impact forces away from the upright, virtually eliminating damage.

"The Colby Protect-a-Racks have done their job superbly. Over the past 12 months we have
experienced minimal rack damage and enjoyed a safer workplace thanks to them and Colby Storage Solutions' smart warehouse layout."

- Terry Wicks, Distribution Centre Manager, Westgate Logistics


Protect-a-Rack Upright Protector

Colby Protect-a-Rack

Designed to fit just about every type of rack upright, the Colby Protect-a-Rack upright protector outperforms traditional steel and plastic rack protection systems through its unique, innovative design and ease of installation.

Tapered surfaces deflect impacts from forklifts, and even simplify bay entry. Impact forces are transferred into the racking brace nodes, rather than into the upright.

Protect-a-Racks are bolted to the upright, eliminating the need for masonry anchors. It wraps around the upright, providing protection from front, side, and rear impacts.

Protect-a-Rack comes in a range of configurations to fit normal selective racking, racking with low beams, and Carton Live Storage.

  • Manufactured from heavy duty steel
  • Versatile design fits any type of racking
  • Simple, fast and cost-effective installation
  • Streamlined design maximising clear bay entry
  • Certified and patented design
  • Can be installed on any type of racking – not just ColbyRACK

Protect-a-Rack Rear Upright Protector

Colby rear upright protectorFurther

Colby’s rear upright protection was developed following reports from customers that although their front uprights bear the brunt of most damage, they were still experiencing damage to rear uprights. This damage was most commonly due to forklift drivers pushing a pallet too far into the ground level storage bay, causing it to strike the rear upright.

The new rear upright protector delivers extra rack protection for a part of your rack that would be costly and inconvenient to repair, and where - crucially - damage is difficult to detect.


Further Rack Protection

Colby Protect-a-RACK upright protectors can be designed to fit most rack uprights, including Pallet Live Storage, Carton Live Storage, and other cases where the first beam level is very low.

The full Colby Protect-a-RACK also includes end guards and corner guards. For further information on protecting your business and your people please get in touch.

colby end protectors, corner guards, and low beam upright protectors