Industrial Storage Racking Training

Storage racking systems influence a company’s productivity throughout the total logistics chain. Steel storage racks are common workplace equipment in distribution centers, warehouses, manufacturing plants, and the storage areas of retail operations.

There are inherent hazards associated with racks used to store large quantities of materials and other items. If rack installation, maintenance, and repair is not managed properly, there is a risk of catastrophic failure that can result in both serious injuries and fatalities.

Course Description

The main objective of the course is to outline the safety requirements for steel storage racks in workplaces—to ensure employers understand the hazards and controls associated with this common workplace equipment. In addition, the goal of this course is to ensure that participants understand new regulations and requirements for racking inspection so employers can ensure the safety of their workers around storage racks.

Course Length

This is a half-day, instructor-led course using a combination of lecture and practical learning.

Target Audience

This course is targeted to any employer with industrial storage racking.


Previous health and safety education or experience is an asset but not required. 

Course Objectives

  • In this half-day course, you will learn:
    • Standards and regulations
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • General rack hazards
    • Training and qualified persons
    • Racking Inspection and maintenance
    • Actions plan

Course Topics

BC Health and Safety Regulations, Roles and Responsibilities, Storage Racking Hazards, Selecting a Storage Racking System, Industrial Racking Design, Training, Inspection and Maintenance of Industrial Racking, Storage Rack Protection, Industrial Racking Concerns

Assessment and Completion

On successful completion of course materials, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. 

Open Learning Classes

Just $99/seat during NAOSH Week.

Instructor-Led Training

If you would like to arrange onsite instructor-led Industrial Storage Racking training for your staff, please call us at 604.795.9595 or fill out the form below. One of our administrators will be glad to arrange an onsite instructor-led session for up to 15 people. Industrial Storage Racking