Pallet Stability

One of the most common areas in the workplace for Health and Safety related injuries is the warehouse. Safe transportation of goods can be a challenge and pallet stability is key.

A badly wrapped pallet can pose a threat to your Health and Safety, your products and also your relationship with your customers.

Pallet Packing

Weight:

When packing your pallets check the quality and strength of the pallet is capable of carrying the load.

Stacking:

When stacking products on your pallet, best-practise is to stack the heavier items first to create a solid base. Not only does it increase pallet stability but it prevents lighter weight parcels from crushing.

Where possible try and stack parcels overlapping each other rather than directly on top of each other. This reduces movement during transit.

Pallet Overhang:

Even distribution of weight across the pallet is important and where possible parcels overhanging the edge should be avoided.  Overhanging products on pallets increase the chance of damaged products and cause problems with transpotation.

Pallet Overhang:

Even distribution of weight across the pallet is important and where possible parcels overhanging the edge should be avoided.  Overhanging products on pallets increase the chance of damaged products and cause problems with transpotation.

Strapping and

Wrapping:

Pallet instability is usually caused by movement during transit. To prevent movent it is important that items are properly strapped and wrapped. When strapping please take into consideration the total pallet weight and use the correct grade of strapping. 

If you are wrapping a pallet with Pallet wrap, ensure you are applying tension to pull the pallet together. If a pallet is going to collapse it is normally due to movement at the top or the bottom of a pallet rather than in the middle. Adding extra wrap at the base and at the top increase stability.

Support

If you are needing assistance in choosing the correct packaging for packing your pallets, we are here to support you.

Call: 0115 9441600

Pallet Wrapping

S140 Core Brake Pallet Wrapper

If you are wrapping several pallets a day, it will be worth considering a pallet wrapping macj=hine.

A pallet wrapper takes away the strain of hand wrapping and wraps all your pallets to the same high standard each time.

Often when thinking about purchasing a pallet wrapper the cost puts us off. This is easily overcome by considering a lease option.

With a 3-year lease option, a standard wrapper would cost less than £1.00/hour on an 8-hour shift 20 days a month.

There are a few pallet wrapping machines to choose from depending on the type of pallet and the type of film used.

KB Packaging offers a free audit to help you decide which pallet wrapper is best for you.

Call 0115 9441600

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