In busy operations the cost can be tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars per year, year after year after year. In addition, the disruption to your operation can be significant if a bay has to be unloaded, dismantled, replaced and reloaded. That is time which need not be wasted if damage is prevented rather than repaired.
Then of course there is the time and trouble in calling your racking supplier, getting quotes and approvals before repairs can even begin. Wouldn’t it be smarter, cheaper and quicker to prevent this damage occurring in the first place?
Also, OH&S is becoming increasingly important in storage operations and regulations are becoming increasingly difficult to satisfy. Obviously, the safety of your employees is a priority but now there is an increasing trend for State and Federal Governments to pass legislation which require every company to think about safety and to implement measures to ensure that a safe working environment is provided to all workers.