1. Keep the Balance

Stacking a pallet is much like building blocks that we used to do in our childhood. A single mistake or one wrong block will change the game. Similarly, stacking pallets unevenly results in a dangerous fall. So how do stack pallets to prevent accidents from happening?

Stack “like with like” is the key to start stacking your goods. Instead of placing boxes one above the other regardless of different box shapes, stack the boxes having the same shape on the same pallet. All you need to do is take some time out to separate boxes based on their shapes and pile the boxes with the same shapes on the same pallet to keep a good balance.

2. No Pyramids or Uneven Stacking

Another common mistake that many people make is stacking the pallets unevenly. For instance, putting smaller boxes towards the top of the pallet and making the pallets narrower as it goes up. This pyramid shape will affect the structural integrity of your stack.

Try to adjust smaller boxes in space between the larger boxes in each row and work this way upward to maintain balance. Similarly, check the dimensions of the boxes and place the boxes in the same dimensions. Additionally, do not let the edges stick out of the pellet, as this will pose more safety hazards and cause other boxes to tip over when you pull one.

3. Start by Putting Heavy Items at the Bottom

When stacking pallets, always remember to create a strong base that is only possible if you put heavier boxes at the bottom of the palette. This way, a good lower centre of gravity will be maintained, which ultimately lets you build a more stable pallet stack. 

Also, putting heavy boxes at the bottom will save the lighter items and boxes from crushing.

4. Watch Height & Weight Limitations

Avoid stacking the pallets too high as it can increase fall risks, damage your goods, and injure the employees. Instead, check for the available space you have on the middle and lower racks and ensure not to overload goods on top of the pallet.

Stacking pallets mainly involves loading a greater amount of weight on the pallet. That’s why you need to abide by the weight limitations; otherwise, the tip-over of the forklift may occur and injure not only the operator but also any employees nearby.

5. Have the Right Pallet

Different types of goods require different types of pallets. Make sure that you have pallets type and size according to the weight and dimensions of your products. Choose a pallet made of strong material and its structure should be strong enough to hold the weight of your goods.

If you can’t find your desired pallet in local stores, you can order one from another city or country. For delivery, you can trust Fox Couriers as the company offers versatile transport solutions for different kinds of supplies. Learn more about their pallet delivery options here.