1. Not Inspecting Plastic Pallets Upon Receipt
When you receive a shipment of plastic pallets, it’s important to inspect them for damage. If there are any cracks, splits, or other signs of wear and tear, do not use the pallet. Not only could it break while in use, but it could also contaminate your product.
2. Not Using the Proper weight Capacity
Just because a plastic pallet is rated for a certain weight doesn’t mean it can always handle that much. If you’re using the pallet for something that’s particularly heavy, it’s important to reinforce it or use a different type of pallet altogether. Otherwise, you risk the pallet breaking and your product being damaged.
3. Not Stacking Plastic Pallets Properly
If you’re stacking plastic pallets, be sure to do so properly. The last thing you want is for the stack to topple over and damage your product. Make sure the stack is stable and that each pallet is properly supported before adding another layer.
4. Not Securing Your Load
Plastic pallets are not meant to be used as standalone storage units. If you’re using them to transport goods, be sure to secure the load so it doesn’t shift during transit and cause damage. Use straps, nets, or other methods of securing the load to the pallet.
5. Not Keeping Plastic Pallets Clean
Just like any other type of storage unit, plastic pallets need to be kept clean. If they’re not, they can become a breeding ground for bacteria and other contaminants. Be sure to regularly clean your plastic pallets with soap and water.
6. Not Disposing of Plastic Pallets Properly
When you’re finished using plastic pallets, be sure to dispose of them properly. Some companies will take them back and recycle them, but if not, you can often recycle them yourself. Be sure to check with your local recycling center to see what their requirements are.
7. Not Using the Right Type of Plastic Pallet
There are many different types of plastic pallets on the market, and not all of them are suitable for every application. Be sure to choose the right type of pallet for your needs. If you’re not sure, consult with Premier Handling Solutions to find the best option for your particular application.