Used racking systems have the ability to make some people nervous simply because they feel that a used racking solution might not be as safe or trustworthy a new system. But, aside from the fact that used racking shelving has a great track record, being nervous simply because something is used makes little sense.
We see plenty of used cars and used homes for sale, but this doesn’t stop us buying those. So, why should a used shelving and racking system for sale make us any more nervous? The short answer is that it shouldn’t.
When you buy a used car, or move into a house that you didn’t build yourself, you trust the manufacturing of that car or house is up to certain standard. And, with it meeting that standard, you trust that your purchase will not be any less structurally sound than it was when it was new. This principle is exactly the same with used shelving and racking.
You can’t know precisely why someone is selling a car, but you trust that it is well-built enough to last. Similarly, you don’t know why a company is selling a used racking solution – it could be the result of expansion or possibly liquidation – but you should trust that the manufacturer built that racking well enough to endure the rigours of the trade, regardless of whether the racking changes hands or not.
Assuming that a used shelving and racking system for sale is being sold because it is no longer safe it like assuming that a house will collapse moments after you move into it. Load notices are fixed to racking by the original manufacturer, so, provided you don’t exceed the loads and there is no apparent damage to the racking, there is no cause to assume that the racking can’t be used precisely for what it was first intended.
But, not only is the used racking South Africa uses safe and trustworthy, it is also ‘green’. Buying used racking limits production emissions, thus making the environment a little bit cleaner. And, as we know with conservation, every little helps.
So, there you have it; there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t trust used racking systems any more than you shouldn’t trust a used car. For more on the safety and sturdiness of used racking, be sure to contact USE today!