WAREHOUSE SEISMIC MITIGATION - EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS During 2010 we wrote a ton of stuff about earthquake preparedness as it relates to businesses with a focus on offices, labs and data centers, so now it’s time to look at warehouse seismic mitigation for your business. If it’s one of those things that you haven’t considered yet, the time has come for you to do so now.We can’t emphasize enough that because earthquakes are so unpredictable, you need to be ready for the unexpected. The best thing you can do for your business is to plan ahead by making sure that all the potential hazards in your warehouse are secured and the best way to do that is through warehouse seismic mitigation. Earthquake safety is vital in the warehouse environment. High profile conditions require specialized equipment fastening and there are several innovative and cost effective fastening techniques that promote warehouse seismic safety. QuakeHOLD! Industrial has its own in-house engineering department and can custom design rack, shelving and floor fastening non-structural seismic mitigation systems for every component of your warehouse.You might not necessarily think so, but securing that part of your business is every bit as important as fastening equipment in your office, lab or data center. Warehouse Seismic Mitigation When you think about it, there are many moving parts in a warehouse that are susceptible to earthquake damage. Some examples include pallet racks, contents on shelves, tanks and bottles that contain chemicals and flammable cabinets.It all needs to be fastened down so that you don’t end up with a huge mess to clean up and you’re not left with a huge bill to replace everything that gets smashed in an earthquake. Warehouse seismic mitigation comprises systems that have been specifically developed to secure valuable equipment and other items from toppling over in an earthquake.These systems feature recommended fastening techniques that are used to brace equipment to the wall or floor so that everything will stay in place in the event of an earthquake.
Non-structural seismic mitigation will benefit your business in three main ways. It will create a safer work environment, will help you to comply with OSHA safety codes and it will enhance your business continuity plan. Warehouse seismic mitigation programs are cost effective and in essence represent inexpensive insurance when compared to the cost of replacing all the fittings, racks and so on in a warehouse. Your company might already carry liability insurance and perhaps you also provide health insurance for your employees, so wouldn’t it also make good sense to ensure that your business can continue to function after an earthquake? Seismic Protection Products and Services Again, earthquakes are unpredictable, so being prepared just makes good business sense. If your work environment isn’t secured, you could suffer damages or loss, as well as risk injuries to your employees, so the best way to prevent those possibilities from becoming reality is to take action now to avoid major financial and logistical headaches later. QuakeHOLD! Industrial is the leader in warehouse seismic mitigation. We have more than 50 years’ combined experience and you can research the full range of seismic protection products and services that we offer by going to our website (see our contact information). And regardless of whether your business is large or small, a free site survey and evaluation will determine what’s best for you.If your business is based in an earthquake zone, don’t put off earthquake preparedness any longer. Get with the warehouse seismic mitigation program today.
Published on Jan 19, 2011
Published on Jan 19, 2011
During 2010 we wrote a ton of stuff about earthquake preparedness as it relates to businesses with a focus on offices, labs and data centers...