Pallet Rack Standards Canada, Europe, UK, Australia

European Union EN15635

Steel static storage systems-Application and maintenance of storage equipment. This European Standard gives guidelines for operational aspects relevant to the structural safety of storage systems. This standard gives guidance in conjunction with prEN 15512, EN 15620, and EN 15629 to ensure that the specifier, user, and designer are aware of the constraints in each other’s area to allow a safe design to be produced.


Canadian Rack A344-17

This Guide is intended for persons who create specifications for, purchase, and use steel storage racks. In referencing this Guide, the users of steel storage racks will become aware of the considerations required to ensure that their rack installation meets the conditions of the work environment and user expectations. The Canadian Standards Association has released, for the first time in Canada, two standards that all workplaces with steel racking should immediately adopt.


United Kingdom Sema Rack Standards

United Kingdom has published and accepted damaged rack inspection standards.


Australia AS 4084-2012

This Standard sets out minimum requirements for the design, fabrication and erection tolerances, test methods, operation and maintenance of steel storage racking in the limit states method. This Standard applies to adjustable static pallet racking made of cold-formed or hot-rolled steel structural members. It covers racking installed within a building, outside a building,  and racking that forms part of the frame of the building. The Standard does not cover drive-in and drive-through racking, cantilever racking, mobile racking or racking made of materials other than steel.

The objective of this Standard is to provide designers of steel storage racking with specifications for hot-rolled and cold-formed steel structural members used for action carrying purposes.