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Plant Guide: Lifting

Typical lifting plant and equipment found in industry, including detailed images and the applicable UK legislation for each item.

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Vector image: Dumper Truck (Small)
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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)

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