What types of industrial shelving are available?
For any company involved in storing goods, making sure they are kept safe, secure and easy to find within your warehouse is key to a successful operation. Pallet racking is one of the main ways to do this. It allows you to store items upwards as well as across the warehouse floor, which can help you cut costs and increase efficiencies. It is important to ensure that your flooring is level and that your roof is leak proof. You can utilise the services of an Industrial Roofers to make sure that your roof is fit for purpose and does not allow leaks over your products. Industrial Roofers Modbay can help you out with any of your roofing requirements. There are, however, other types of industrial shelving available, which we’ve outlined below.
1. Mobile shelving
As the name implies, mobile shelving allows you to move your shelves as and when needed. Mobile shelves allow you to save space – you can push shelves against each other, for example, creating space as you need to access your products or rearrange them based on the size of the products you’re storing.
2. Wire shelving
Wire shelving can be freestanding or attached to a wall. It is lightweight, meaning it is easy to move if needed, and versatile. Certain sectors including electronics, medical and catering favour wire shelving as it can be easy to clean.
3. Double rivet shelving
This type of shelving is especially popular in retail and wholesale industries as it’s strong and durable and highly customisable as you can generally adjust the height of the shelves.
4. Circular shelving
If you are short on space or need to store smaller parts you need to access quickly, circular shelving is a good option. Always ensure you consider manual handling issues for staff also, even if they are only working with smaller items. Guidance can be found here – https://osha.europa.eu/en/safety-and-health-legislation/european-directives.
Whichever shelving you pick don’t forget about the accessories you might need as these will help you maximise the use of space and lead to increased efficiencies. This might include metal clips that allow you to hang baskets down from the shelves, drawers or bins (for smaller items) or dividers that allow you to store more than one type of product on the same shelf without them getting mixed up. This way, you will be able to stay organised without wasting space.