Colby Seismic Racking

New AS 4084 Standard for Warehouse Racking in Australia

Safety in warehouse environments is of the utmost importance. Each year in Australia, warehouse employees are injured as a result of accidents involving forklifts and warehouse racking.

With steel storage racking systems forming the backbone of warehouse operations, it is essential to ensure racking safety, quality, and structural integrity over the long term.

Following recent developments globally and calls from local industry, the racking Standard in Australia has undergone a significant update, with revisions aimed at enhancing structural design, safety measures and operational procedures.

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Evolution of the Standard: The new vs. the old

The Standard for selective racking in Australia has recently been updated, with the previous AS 4084:2012 being superseded by:

  • AS 4084.1:2023 Steel storage racking. Part 1: Design
  • AS 4084.2:2023 Steel storage racking. Part 2: Operation and maintenance

The subdivision of the Standard reflects a more comprehensive approach, addressing both design and operational aspects. Expanded and improved guidance is provided to end users and those carrying out inspections of racking systems, particularly in relation to damage assessment and methods of repair.

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ColbySURE Certification

The structural integrity of ColbyRACK is ensured through our ColbySURE program, a proprietary software tool developed in-house by Dematic’s world renowned structural engineers. ColbySURE certification is the ColbyRACK product performance badge of excellence, and means that your system will always meet and often exceed the safety standards inherent in AS 4084-2023. Through the automated generation of ColbySURE certification letters, customised to a particular racking configuration, we can guarantee the load capacity and strength of ColbyRACK. ColbySURE can be relied upon to produce rack designs that are safe, thereby protecting your staff and products giving you peace of mind, and helping you fulfil your fiduciary responsibilities.

Audits & Safety Inspections

Under the recently updated Australian Standard AS 4084-2023, it is mandatory for all business to have their racking inspected at least once every 12 months, regardless of size, working loads or traffic. Colby can assist your with your regular “health” checks by auditing and inspecting your system. We will make recommendations for any damage repairs, helping you ensure compliance, and giving you peace of mind. Contact us today.

It is mandatory for all businesses to have their racking inspected at least once every 12 months, Colby can assist you with your regular “health” checks.

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