Guidelines for the Assessment and Repair or Replacement of Damaged Rack – Version 2.0

The Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI) has developed document, Guidelines for the Assessment and Repair or Replacement of Damaged Rack, to provide a reference for owners and operators of industrial pallet rack systems to define the proper steps for: 

– conducting assessments and surveys of rack damage
– reporting and record keeping of damage surveys and repairs on an on-going basis
– evaluating a damaged rack system and developing engineering solutions for its repair or replacement
– installing solutions for repairs or replacements

This document highlights the importance of industrial pallet rack safety and certain risks, if poor practices are followed, and addresses frequent questions that may arise during rack repair projects. This document expands upon information that is contained in ANSI MH16.1-2012(R2019), “Specifications for the Design, Testing, and Utilization of Industrial Steel Storage Racks.” This document also references the RMI document, “Considerations for the Planning and Use of Industrial Steel Storage Racks.” 

About RMI

The Rack Manufacturers Institute, Inc. (RMI) members are the Industry’s leading suppliers of Industrial Steel Storage Racks and Related Structural Systems. They supply industrial rack solutions worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector. RMI was formed in 1958.