Engineered Certified Racking Repairs
All repairs are performed by D.C. Racking and Maintenance.
We as a company specialize
in the repair and maintenance of racking. We provide photos of before and
after pictures to the work performed by our qualified technicians and
"Engineered Approved Reports" of each completed job sent directly
to our customers. This report reviews photos provided by the technicians and
makes a determination as to whether the repairs are adequate.
Repairs to racks are modifications that must be treated rigorously with a
formal approval as required by Section 7 of Regulation 851. Subsection (2) of
Section 7 of Regulation 851 states when a Pre-start Health and Safety review
is triggered. A Pre-start Health and Safety Review is triggered when: (b)
because an existing apparatus, structure, protective element or process is to
be modified and one of the following steps must be taken to obtain compliance
with the applicable provision:
- New or modified
engineering controls are used.
- Other new or modified
measures are used.
- A combination of new,
existing or modified engineering controls and other new or modified
measures is used.
In most cases, the rack membets that have been repaired, which is a structural modification as specified in (b) above.
Our reports satisfies the requirement of Section 7 because it is written and
sealed by a Professional Engineer registered in the province of Ontario as
required by Subsection(11) of section 7 which states: (11) A pre-start health
and safety review required under item 1,2,3,4,5,6 or 7 of the table shall be
conducted by a professional engineer.
Racking and Maintenance technicians that do the repairs are required to
document several stages of the repair. The prime tool for documenting the
repair is a digital scanner. In general each repair is documented with up to
six photos. One or two photos are provided for each stage of the repair. The
three stages of repair are as follows:
- The first set of
photos document the condition prior to the repair process. This stage is
- A second set of photos
is taken after the severity of damage has been alleviated by manually
working the metal to bring it close to its original shape. This stage is
- The third set of
photos is taken after the repair device has been installed. This photo
is titled "after".
- All repairs are then
marked with a serialized ID tag (stickers) that are referenced in
Repair is individually certified by a Professional Engineer
- Brace repair very
- Front post repair
A professional rack engineer reviews the photos documentation
of the repair part and the installation of the repair part, then issues the “Certification
Report” for each individually certified repair.
Advantages of Repairing vs. Replacing
The frame repair option is attractive in that the apparatus can be easily
installed and the resulting configuration is considerably more durable than
the original frame. In addition, the process of doing the repair is much less
disruptive. Also to consider when doing frame replacement is the cost of
scissor lift rentals, which can be very expensive, whereas repairs to the
bottom of the frame does not require any equipment rentals. Repairs can be
painted to match existing racking.
- If moving rack it can
be repaired and certified
- Repairs are marked
with serialized ID tags (stickers) that are
referenced in certification report
- Typical repair for
- Where weld is damaged
brace extension required
- Missing braces can
easily be repaired rather than replacing the end frame