Over-Dock Door Pallet Racking Guide

Over Dock Pallet Racking Guide

Over-Dock Door Pallet Racking Guide

Available in conventional rack or single-leg uprights, over-dock door racking can help to unclutter a dock and free up floor space for empty pallets. Learn the best practices and things to keep in mind when designing over-dock door storage.

What Is Over-Dock Door Storage?

Over-dock pallet racking is a quick way to maximize the storage utilization in an existing facility, allowing for efficient storage and retrieval of empty pallets, cartons, and surplus inventory above overhead dock doors.

Over-Dock Door Best Practices

When it comes to investing in over-dock door pallet racking, be sure to get the most out of your investment by following these best practices:

  • Limit storage to inventory that does not require routine access
  • Ensure beam lengths work with dock door spacing
  • Eliminate any pallet overhang
  • Implement rack guarding to minimize potential damage from collisions
    • Column/upright guards
  • Install Fall protection to minimize the possibility of any potential fall hazards
    • Rack netting
    • Pallet back-stops
    • Mesh partitions

Things To Keep In Mind When Designing Over-Dock Door Storage

Over-dock door pallet racks are simple to set up and take down. However, be sure to consider these factors when finding a place to install these structures in an existing warehouse.

Turn Radius

Several machines travel in and out of a warehouse’s dock doors every day. Once inside, forklift traffic needs space to turn for loading and unloading purposes. If the available space is tight, consider selecting an offset option to allow for extra room and prevent accidents.

Safety Guards

Deciding to add upright safety guards cannot prevent an accident from happening, but they can help soften the damage. Upright safety guards provide reinforcement and protection to over-dock door storage systems while reducing damage costs.

Fall Protection Space

Fall protection should be a priority when installing uprights. Be sure to leave enough space away from the dock doors to add the best fall protection for the racking system.

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Contact Twinlode Automation Today

Twinlode Automation has over 40 years of experience implementing pallet rack solutions in facilities in various industries. We help warehouses improve their operational efficiency through effective product, case, and pallet storage. We also offer professional services such as implementation, design, and consultation.

For further information about over-dock door pallet racking, contact us online.