Wheeled Step Ladder and Storage question


I am thinking about storage in my workshop. I have tools I use every day, Screwdriver etc, things I use once a week, Grinder etc, and then a selection of things I only use once every six months Fibreglass Matt, Specialist Paints etc.
I have been thinking of having a set of shelves going up to the 8 foot ceiling with the less used things at the top and using some sort of wheeled Stepladder to get to the top level'
Has anyone heard of this before and can offer advice or has anyone another angle on storage.
Any suggestions appreciated.
Chris
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Chris Making Stuff wrote:

I've definitely heard of this before!
In the 'good old days' of Strowger (electro-mechanical) telephone exchanges, these were fitted to every equipment rack for ease of access when a switch jammed - a frequent occurrence - and the one I knew had racks a lot higher than 8 feet!
I think they are also used in some libraries.
It would probably be easier to find what you want if you knew the proper name but I'm sure that a specialist ladder supplier or manufacturer will recognise your description.
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Terry

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GOOD old days Terry? You obviously weren't a YIT like me on bank-cleaning, wiper replacing and oiling duties lol
"library ladders" IS the correct term I believe for the similar type that hook to a rail and move side to side. Tel Exch version was more sensible of course with the steps alongside rather than against so you're always the same distance from what you're working on.
I have stuff stored right up to my ceiling along the entire side of my garage, but I need the space right up to my racking so I just have a Kick Step. Mines a slightly cheaper plastic one but like one of these:
http://www.screwfix.com/prods/72395/Access-Storage/Ladder-Accessories/Kick-Step-400-x-430mm-Blue
Good for stress relief too - mine regularly gets booted across the garage!
Midge.

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Hi Midge. Thanks for the Info Chris
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Hi Thanks for the Info Chris
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