Whether you have a large warehouse or a moderately sized storage space, push back racks may be right for you. Push back is a high-density storage solution using wheeled carts on slightly inclined rails for easy movement. This video discusses how this type of storage solution works.
The pallets are loaded and unloaded on the same side, which means a first in, first out system of inventory rotation. For optimal functionality and safety, it is very important that your team is full trained on the use of the push back rack. First, the workers will need to be OSHA trained, the video explains. Next, it is vital to only use standardized, quality pallets, otherwise, this can lead to dangerous malfunctions when rotating or otherwise transporting the pallets. Be sure to complete a quality check on all pallets coming into the warehouse. You’ll also need to be sure that the load is in good condition and safely secured before being deposited on the push back rack. And last but definitely not least it is very important to ensure that the weight of the pallet that you are placing on the rack is not over the weight capacity. Again, this can lead to very hazardous situations if left unchecked.