Types of lift

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Types of lift

Mobile platforms, referred to as elevators or stepladders, are primarily used to allow us to work safely at height. They are much safer than traditional scaffolding. They allow us to lift heavy materials, but also equipment and workers. Thanks to their ease of use and versatility, they are one of the most frequently chosen work aids.  

Types of lift: 

  • Scissor lifts - consist of two levers that allow the machine to work vertically. They are mainly designed for work in small spaces. 
  • Telescopic handlers - are used in projects that require extreme heights, which can reach up to 60 metres.
  • Articulated platforms - are equipped with an arm that is movable in several places.
  • Telescopic-articulated lifts - the design aims to achieve the greatest possible working height and lateral reach. They are used both outdoors and indoors. 


The use of mobile platforms: 

As lifting equipment, they are mainly useful for lifting materials and people. They are most often used on construction sites, in finishing and installation work. They are used for cleaning hard-to-reach areas and even for decorating rooms. They are also ideal for mounting structures such as stages and stages.  


Advantages of using mobile platforms: 

application and advantages

Mobile platforms are readily used by companies on production halls and in warehouses, for the handling of goods, construction work, renovation work, etc.They have a self-propelled chassis, thanks to which they can be easily transported from place to place. The mobility of such a machine is particularly suited to repair and maintenance work. There are a number of companies on the market offering skip hire.  


How do you become a mobile platform operator? 

A person wishing to obtain a licence to operate mobile platforms should undergo training to operate the equipment safely and pass an examination before a board of the Office of Technical Inspection. 

Crane operator candidates should: 

  • be at least 18 years old, 
  • have a minimum of primary education, 
  • have a medical certificate stating that there are no contraindications to working at heights. 



The course on operation and maintenance of mobile platforms enables you to gain the qualifications awarded by the UDT.  

What equipment is involved in the course? 

For the operation of mobile platforms, the training and qualifications apply to the following equipment: 

  • Mobile platforms;  
  • Free-moving mobile platforms, or so-called scissor lifts; 
  • Mobile platforms - these are known as "mobile platforms". spiders connected to the car; 
  • Vehicle-mounted aerial work platforms, or self-propelled mobile platforms;  
  • Hanging, mast and stationary mobile platforms; 
  • Platforms on railway vehicles, 
how to become an aerial platform operator

For maintenance training, the issues concern the following equipment: 

  • Mobile platforms for travelling and loading, including passenger handling equipment; 
  • Fixed, mast and pendant mobile platforms; 
  • Moving platforms at level crossings. 

Maintenance of mobile platforms - training programme: 

Theoretical part:  The practical part: 
Handling deviceswhich includes technical supervision; Verifying the technical condition of the platforms; 
Procedure for the supervision of technical equipment; Maintenance of components, assemblies, safety devices; 
The range of activities to be performed during testing Replacement of damaged or worn parts with new ones.
Handling hazardous situations; 
Health and safety rules applicable to the maintenance of equipment;  

Training highlights: 

The course for mobile platforms combines theoretical and practical classes. It comprehensively prepares you for examinations organised by the Office of Technical Inspection and the Transport Technical Inspection. Classes can be organised on site, in most large Polish cities, or - in part - remotely. The dates and form are adapted to the needs of participants enrolled individually or by the employer. 

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