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Inspection Checklist – our guidelines

Working across a wide array of sectors, we understand the specific requirements of RTP for each marketplace. We build and tailor an inspection checklist which meets the specific needs of each sector, as well as ensuring stringent guidelines to required industry standards are met at all times.

To get the most out of RTP,  we would encourage customers to consider the below information when developing their inspection checklist:

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Cold weather checks
External storage in cold weather as well as storing your plastic RTP in a constant chilled or frozen environment can lead to plastic becoming brittle. The equipment needs to be checked to ensure it is free from cracks and mechanical damage.

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Condition
RTP should show no signs of wear, nor should it be cracked or permanently damaged. One of the key checks to perform is to ensure there are no sharp edges where people could hurt themselves when handling the RTP.

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Warm weather checks
Especially in warm climates and where RTP is stored externally, degradation can occur in sunlight which can lead to the RTP looking unsightly. All fading should be noted.

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In transit 
Forklifts can cause severe damage to plastic pallets that have not been loaded correctly. When checking for this type of damage, it is important to ensure that the pallet blocks have not been punctured to the point that water can enter during the washing process.

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All-over wash 
RTP should be clean and detritus-free. When checking pallets it is also important to inspect the base boards. Washing at two temperatures with a detergent in the main wash, is the best way to ensure that RTP is cleaned effectively.

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Specialist solution
Some damage can be cost-effectively repaired to improve the longevity of the RTP. This is a specialist process as plastic needs to be repaired with the right compounds and at the right temperature.