New storage rack regulations

At their meeting on March 30, 2017, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amending the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation by adding section 4.43.1, storage racks.

The new B.C. storage rack regulation takes effect January 1, 2018. This regulation governs the installation, inspection, use, and maintenance of steel storage racks. It excludes shelving and display fixtures used for retail purposes.

WorkSafeBC has developed the following resources to help you understand and prepare for the change:

  • Frequently asked questions on storage rack regulations
  • Regulatory change: A primer on new storage rack regulations
  • OHS Guideline G4.43.1 – Storage racks

The Related law & policy page provides further details.