If you’re a warehouse manager or owner your concerns should lie in three main areas: Efficiency, organization, and most importantly, safety. It’s easy to sweep safety under the rug when things are humming along but safety is not only important to the health of your employees, but it is also critical for your bottom line.
Think of it this way, if a 20-pound box slips through a shelf and lands on an employee, the action stops on your floor, paperwork must be filled out, and you could lose a great employee. If the welfare of your workers isn’t enough to keep them safe, also think about your operations.
There are several ways to help keep your warehouse safe and one of the most important safety features you can have for both your products and employees is wire decking. Let’s find out more about this unassuming but important piece of equipment, and how it works.
What is Wire Decking?
Wire decking is a warehouse product constructed from a grid of strong wires. That grid of wires known as wire decking is placed on a split and open racks to provide safety from shifting or falling product, as well as increased stability for the whole rack.
The many points of contact from wire decking are only second to solid shelving when it comes to storing your products, but have many advantages over solid shelves such as easier visibility of product, will let dust pass through where it can be swept up on the floor, and wire decking will allow water from your sprinkler system to pass through your shelves I the case of a fire.
Types of Wire Decking
The type of wire decking you use depends on the type of warehouse you run, but wire decking fits into two main categories of drop-in wire decking and channel wire decking. Here are a little more about each:
Fixes into place on your racks by cascading the wire decking over the front and back of the support beam.
The most used style of wire decking. Channel wire decking is secured to the support beams through welded channels. Channel wire decking sits flush with support beams for easy loading and unloading.
If you don’t have wire decking installed in your warehouse, you are taking an unnecessary safety risk for both your employees and your product. Get in touch with a storage and warehouse solutions service to figure out the best types of wire decking for your warehouse today.
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Do you serve my location?
CONESCO serves the entire United States from multiple locations.
How quickly can we get started?
It might be quicker than you think! The first step is to give us a call or have us call you. Once we have a good understanding of your unique situation, we typically provide a quote within 5 days and will schedule a time with you to have one of our team members come visit your site.
How long will the used equipment removal process take?
We get that question all the time! It depends on many factors such as:
- will the warehouse be shut down or,
- will it still be operating?
- How much material is there?
- Are the uprights bolted down to the ground?
Best practice is to give yourself multiple months of time in planning so that way you provide a buffer for your project to finish according to a timeline. Getting a full count of the materials and good pictures is a great way to start the process of evaluating the decommission of your warehouse.
Will you buy and remove everything from our warehouse?
Our specialty is in used pallet racks (uprights, beams, wiredecks, pallet supports), pallet rack accessories (like guide/ guard rail, netting), conveyor systems, mezzanines, and pick modules. If your warehouse also includes different material like
- shrink wraps or
then we can buy/ remove those as well.
Sometimes material is in bad shape or is a very uncommon size or outdated brand. In some of these cases we do not purchase the materials, however we still can provide you with our teardown services to remove the materials from your warehouse. We encourage everyone to reach out so we can better understand what is in your warehouse and what your intentions are. Once we have a good understanding, we are happy to provide you with our recommendations, even if that means not using us.
Will you clean up after you have finished with the shelving and equipment removal?
Absolutely! Removing used warehouse equipment is a messy job. All debris will be properly disposed of and the floors swept.
Will you leave holes in the floor or walls after the removal process?
No. Removing floor anchors does create holes but we take responsibility for grinding them down to be flush with the cement or fill them with cement epoxy.
We are still operating. Can you work around us?
Yes! There are a few things that will need to happen in order to ensure everyone’s safety and some other items need communicated like an agreed upon timeline. It’s true, an operating warehouse will sometimes slow down a teardown project. But, we understand it’s necessary to avoid disruption of your business during the warehouse shelving and equipment removal process.