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#1 Posted : 13 May 2020 10:57:59(UTC)
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Hi all, I hope everyone is well. Quick query; is there any specific guidance that tells me how often load testing needs doing on castor wheels and stillages? I only ask because a customer wants confirmation that a particular undertrolley we use can take up to a certain capacity; we've provided info about stillages to be underslung, but not about the castor wheels (they are rated to 500kg per wheel but there is no test certificate). So, is there a specific timeframe of how often they should be tested? Thanks.

#2 Posted : 14 May 2020 20:39:38(UTC)
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Underslung stillages are not bearing and are actually part of the load so why would they be subject to testing? The castors are either functional or broken - any test would be of necessity a destructive nature, the capacity is for design/calculation not certification purposes. TBH what has your equipment status got to do with the customer?
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Wailes900134 on 14/05/2020(UTC)
#3 Posted : 15 May 2020 19:21:17(UTC)
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I would imagine that the customer wants to know the information requested as the stillages/trolleys could be on their site and moved around by their equipment. However, i would agree that the stillages would be part of the load, being underslung, and the castors would be subject to a normal periodic inspection as defined in a risk assessment for the use of the trolleys. A simple explanation to the customer and copy of the risk assessment should satisfy a reasonable customer.

Kim Hedges  
#4 Posted : 24 May 2020 14:34:28(UTC)
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Kim Hedges

Contact your suppliers of the stillages, maybe they can offer some clue, 'Manufacturers Guidlines'. 

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