Over the years there have been so many changes to the licencing requirements on plant and machinery, it can be hard to keep up. Vertical Lifts are a subcategory of Elevating Work Platforms (EWP's) and come with their own licensing requirements. Vertical lift licence requirements do have to be confusing.
The simple answer to, do I need a high-risk work licence for a vertical lift ? is NO you don’t need one.
Let’s take a deeper look at it.Vertical Lift licence requirements
Boom tyre elevating work platforms (where the length of the boom is 11 metres or more) means a telescoping device, the hinged device of the articulated device, or any combination of these, used to support a platform on which personnel, equipment and materials may be elevated.
A high-risk work licence is required if the boom lifts have the capacity to extend 11 metres or above.What is a Vertical Lift
A Vertical Lift operates e…