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Defence Estate Quality Management System (DEQMS) Davis Langdon Certification Services



Estate Upkeep - Product Delivery

EU04 - Scheduled Maintenance

Pallet Racking and Estate Upkeep - Maintenance of pallet racking is being included in the Estate Upkeep SOW. The following guidance is provided by the Directorate Estate Planning and Upkeep.

Service Definition Table

Service Sub Deliverables Service Activities

Scheduled Compliance Requirement for Equipment

- Building Fitment

- Storage - Racking

Undertake the required activities for routine inspections of all racking.

Refer to AS 4084 - 2012 - Section 8.1.4

Maintenance requirements of Steel storage racking - Estate Equipment Rules
Steel storage racking certification will be covered under Scheduled Maintenance within the Base Services Contract under the Pricing ID PEU04. Racking shall be inspected and certified annually as per AS/NZS 4084-2012. Repairs identified due to scheduled maintenance inspection or on other occasions shall be undertaken as Responsive Maintenance.
Inspections shall be carried out to:

  • Ensure the correct application and use of equipment;
  • Ensure that appropriate safe working load limit (SWL) signage is displayed;
  • Ensure that the racking installation has not been altered. A copy of the load application and configuration drawings shall be retained for this purpose;
  • Examine the extent of damage due to impact in the racking installation;
  • Examine the out-of-plumb of the racking;
  • Examine for any dislocation and deformation of sections and connections for uprights and beams;
  • Examine connectors for deformation or signs of cracking of the welds; and
  • Examine base plates and floor anchors.

This guidance includes;

  • Only racking that meets AS/NZS 4084-2012 (adjustable static pallet racking made of cold-formed or hot-rolled steel structured members) is subject to maintenance by EMOS.
  • Racking installed within a building, outside a building and racking that forms part of the frame of the building.
  • Racking that is installed as part of a project and handed over to Defence through the correct Handover and Takeover (HOTO) process must meet the AS/NZS 4084-2012.
  • Racking where certification is required after installation.

Estate Upkeep is not responsible for maintaining:

  • shelving that doesn’t meet AS/NZS4084-2012,
  • is Unit owned or is contractor owned,
  • is part of a lease agreement where the building occupants are responsible for the maintenance and certification as part of Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) and/or Government Furnished Facilities (GFF),
  • the relocation and/or reconfiguration costs of pallet racking,
  • the cost of certification if the racking is reconfigured by a third party.

Whilst all Pallet Racking isn't currently identified in the Defence Estate Information System (DEIS), the EMOS will attend, assess and provide advice and services as required, dependent on the racking meeting the above requirements. A register will be developed as the items are assessed for future upload into the DEIS. The racking that meets the above requirements shall be labelled IAW EU12.

An AE547 should be raised to identify the racking and have it assessed.

Unit purchased and installed equipment will remain the responsibility of the unit and will not be managed by E&IG or maintained under the EMOS EstateUpkeep contract.

Note: A Contract Change Proposal (CCP) is being processed to allow maintenance of eligible Pallet Racking under the EMOS Estate Upkeep SOW. A new Estate Class (ECID) is being generated to enable recording of these items in GEMS.