Permitting & EngineeringWhen it comes to material handling, there will always be challenges when pulling permits and getting everything to code. Here in California especially, the codes are very strict and always altering. Here at Ziglift we are always on top of the codes (California Building Code, Standard Building Code etc.), making sure that when we are installing your racking, we are doing everything proficiently, efficiently and to code so that you do not have to deal with any of the headaches yourself.
We are always in contact with our customers when doing the drawings and engineering so that they are thoroughly satisfied with our service. Our employees that we have are well trained to deal with any circumstance at any stage that you are in with your racking and permitting. We highly recommend that every company pulls permits when installing material into the building that exceeds 5-9” in height. Doing this guarantees that you do not run into any problems with the city, state and fire department; and also will increase the safety of your work environment which is extremely important for any company.
High Pile Storage permits are required for any storage above 12’ top of storage. High pile storage determines how high you are allowed from the Fire Department to store within your building. Deciding factors of this will be the type of commodity you store in your building if it falls in to Class I-IV or if its Group A plastics or High hazard. Other factors are the sprinkler system rating within the building itself, at times in-rack sprinklers are required within pallet rack, mezzanine, catwalks or other applications if needed to get the proper fire coverage.
Types of Rack that need permitting are the following:
- Selective pallet rack
- Drive In rack
- Push Back rack
- Boltless Shelving
- Mezzanine / Catwalk
- Cantilever Rack
- Bulk storage rack