High Piled Storage Permit

It typically is required for a company to obtain a permit for high piled storage before they even begin storing any materials. For some areas, it may even be required that you submit a high piled storage permit annually.

In nearly every instance, the high piled storage permit requires that an expert  prepare the drawings and the reports that are required for submittal. Different locations may have different requirements for these permits, so it is wise to work with a company that is familiar with your area. Compliance First, Inc. is here to help.

Do You Need High Piled Storage Permits?

High piled storage is required when a facility is stocking inventory that exceeds 12 feet high and in some cases 6 feet high in an area that is larger than 500 square feet. Again, it is important to consult an expert to determine what the requirements are for you. The high piled storage permit will require a report and drawings that will show that your facility meets the code requirements. This includes determining the classifications of the products being stored, that you are adhering to Fire Code storage requirements, proper storage layout, and having the required sprinkler system design in the event of a fire.

There are certain things you must show when sending in your drawings and reports for review, so it is important to make sure that you are showing all of the required information in proper detail. Compliance First, Inc. has the experts on staff to ensure you have all the details you need.

Permit Requirements

Some other requirements for these reports include the following items:

  • The dimensions of every storage array that is between aisles.
  • Floor plans of the entire building that include the locations of the high piled storage areas and the dimensions.
  • The location for the fire department’s access doors.
  • Smoke ventilation systems including their locations, types, and specifications.
  • The storage areas useable heights, including the maximum height of the ceiling.
  • How many tiers are included on each rack.
  • Fire sprinkler systems and the fire detection system that is being utilized.
  • The locations of specific materials within the facility.
  • The maximum cubic feet for the storage arrays.

Another possible requirement may be the need to present an evacuation plan that you have in place for your warehouse in the event of a fire. Other requirements may include an explanation of the warehouse procedures or what types of products you will be storing. All of these procedures and evacuations are to ensure the safety of your employees and reduce damages if there were a fire. They are in place to benefit you and to prevent any complications further down the road.

It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of the requirements for your area, but it helps to have an expert there to assist you as you navigate the requirements for high pile storage permits.  Even when simply changing stock, you may be required to submit another permit for approval, so it is important to be aware of the required renewals.

Contact Compliance First, Inc. so our experts can help you navigate your high piled storage permits!

Compliance First, Inc. 
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