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Goodslifts and their importance in industrial activities

Industrial goodslifts are lifting platforms that allow operators to easily reach different heights in a warehouse, or any other structure, to transport loads quickly and safely.

Goodslifts and their importance in industrial activities

Industrial goodslifts are lifting platforms that allow operators to easily reach different heights in a warehouse, or any other structure, to transport loads quickly and safely. Unlike traditional goodslifts, these industrial lift tables are designed to lift and transport heavy loads. The device provides access to different levels, such as moving people or transporting goods and equipment. Therefore, the need for the device is to provide access at relatively short heights as a fundamental factor.

Depending on the context of use, commercial, civil or industrial, forklifts differ in many characteristics.

Scissor lift features

The main elements to take into account for the correct use of industrial platforms as forklifts are the following:

- The capacity, that is to say the rated load capacity.

- The dimensions, that is to say the surface area available to transport the loads and the size of the area to be lifted.

- The operating technology, which can be electric or hydraulic.

- The construction materials, which depend on the work to be carried out and the desired aesthetics of the lifting platform.

The different combinations of these make it possible to have industrial lifts suitable for specific uses and spaces.

Our heavy-duty industrial platforms are suitable for lifting goods weighing more than 500 kg to a mezzanine or between levels. The maximum load weight is an impressive 6,000 kg and lifts up to a height of 1 metre.

These industrial forklifts have standard safety features designed into each model. Since these cargo lifts are designed and manufactured by our own team.


Importance of platform lifts in industrial activities

In all industrial activities we find platform lifts as a fundamental part, facilitating the working conditions. They are an essential aid for lifting goods to the operator's workplace or as a lifting table between different floors. The widespread use of these light and reliable vertical platform lifts continues to drive demand in the market.

But when we talk about industrial platforms we also refer to the people who operate them and are able to carry out the work of transporting a load that can be manually supported by one or more operators.


Load handling, what does the legislation say?

The handling of loads has always been the subject of legislation on the protection of workers, which also allows for the assessment of the related risks.

Risks associated with handling loads

The possibility of the appearance of pathologies and in particular musculoskeletal pathologies attributable to continuous lifting or pushing operations.

The possibility of an occupational incident occurring due to the load falling or, due to its characteristics, causing injury to the operator carrying it.

References to regulations

The normative references for risk assessment are the Technical Standard ISO 11228, "Ergonomics - Manual handling", which is divided into three parts:

Part 1: ''Lifting and carrying''.

Part 2: ''Pushing and pulling''.

Part 3: ''Handling low to high frequency loads''. 

In particular, Part 1 and 2 specifies the risks and limits associated with pushing and pulling activities performed by an adult worker in an upright position, applying force with both hands to move or stop an object.

It takes into account a number of variables that affect the magnitude of the risk:

- Force applied to the load.

- Posture adopted.

- Frequency, duration and distance travelled.

- Characteristics of the object.

- Individual characteristics of the operator.

- Conditions of the working environment.

Avoidance of manual handling of heavy loads

The manual handling of loads represents a potential danger for workers and should be avoided whenever possible, and even more so if the recommended limits are exceeded. For this it is necessary to take measures within the company, which we would like to raise awareness of with the use of lifting platforms. These provide all the necessary safety to carry out the work or industrial activities and are of utmost importance for the welfare of the worker and also for the employer, avoiding any kind of incidents in the working environment.

Hidral has elevator solutions worldwide.

If you are looking for a manufacturer of lifts and elevators for professional use, Hidral offers the solution that best suits your needs. We have goodslifts, commercial lifts or residential lifts, designing and manufacturing lifts and lifts fully adapted to the needs of each project. You will have a personalised and fast service, where we will advise you with any questions you may have.

Our company has the latest technology, researching innovative alternatives that offer the best solutions. Our technical team will provide you with comprehensive advice so that any work or project is carried out with full guarantees. All our machinery is checked and complies with the technical and safety controls established by the regulations.