Lifting platforms can connect two or more levels. The maximum height is limited to 3 meters. Since they can be used both inside and outside buildings, there are models made of aluminum or more weather-resistant stainless steel. For their use is not necessary to attach to walls or floor. The floor space should only be level and load bearing. Since no shaft is required, the lifting platform takes up only a small footprint. For the start-up a power connection with 230 volts is necessary.
They can be used in private as well as in public areas. Different safety precautions must be taken. While safety bars are required in the private sector, contact-secured doors are required in the public sector. In addition, all variants have a railing, roll-off protection, a dead man's control and mechanical emergency lowering. Optionally, security doors can be fitted to the upper floors.