Plant and Equipment Guides
Detailed images of typical plant and equipment used in industry, together with the applicable UK legislation for each item.
Types of lifts can include:
- Electric goods and passenger lift (usually of larger capacity and not usually computer controlled)
- Electric goods lift (intended for goods only and without the in car controls)
- Home lift (found in homes for domestic use. Also found in some residential care homes and occasionally small hotels)
- Service lift (electrically powered or manually operated by the use of a continuous rope, they are used in hotels and factory stores for transporting food/small parts between floors)
- Hydraulic goods and passenger lift (similar in use to the electric, version but powered by a hydraulic ram)
- Hydraulic passenger lift (similar in use to the electric version, but powered by a hydraulic ram which can be directly mounted or indirectly via a system of ropes or chains)
A photo-electric guard utilises a light curtain (photo-electric) across the front of the press which is sensitive to a hand or body movement. If this "curtain" of light is broken it acts as a switch and prevents the operation of the tool. The remaining sides of the press are protected by fixed guards.
At the periodic examination the response time (stopping time) needs to be checked in accordance with HSG180 for post '98 machines or PM41 for pre '98 machines.
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