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Storage Carousel - LOLER

Post by Madness » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:50 am

Hi

We have a machine for storing cable drums, it operates by hanging the drums on the machine similar to below, and when operated the machine moves up or down to bring the required stock to the operator.
We also have similar machines which use shelves for storing items in.
I am still relatively new to this business and cannot see any LOLER checks etc I know they have had the machines for nearly two years so I would've expected to see something relating to LOLER. Or would this not fall under LOLER? I see it as a machine which lifts and lowers stock, but am happy to be incorrect.

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Re: Storage Carousel - LOLER

Post by Steve M » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:03 am

I would say this would be covered under PUWER, the equipment is not designed for lifting but for storage, lifting is a part of the process of being stored, as much as sack and pump trucks lift the equipment being moved but its primary job is to transport items, these are covered by PUWER.

Another way to think of it, it is a self-contained unit, there is no risk in the lifting process of injury because there should be inbuilt safeguards in place.

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Re: Storage Carousel - LOLER

Post by bernicarey » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:56 pm

Deja Vu!!

We had this discussion back in 2012. It's not LOLER as the purpose of it is not to lift.

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