Mobile platforms 

Skyjack mobile platform at rest

Mobile platforms are slow-moving and self-propelled machines that find a wide range of applications in the execution of a number of jobs, both outdoors and indoors. The demand for these machines in many industries is characterised by periodicity, as platforms are mainly used for renovation and inventory work, i.e. tasks carried out according to a specific plan. This aspect means that it may not always be cost-effective to purchase them, as they are usually used during specific jobs, while they constantly require space for storage. However, in order to work in an occupation related to the operation or maintenance of these machines, it is necessary to have specialised qualifications.

Strengths of Skyjack platforms

Reliability and excellent quality are what make Skyjack scissor lifts' reputation is positioned high on the market. The brand's equipment is highly valued and has been sold throughout the world for years. Our centre organises training courses for the operation and maintenance of machines of this brand, among others. 

Purpose of the training 

The training we offer is designed for candidates who wish to become qualified as mobile platform maintainers and operators, essential for work on land or sea. The applicable programme has been prepared by us in accordance with standard requirements in order to provide participants with the comprehensive factual knowledge necessary for their future work, as well as the highest quality of training. 

Scope of the Skyjack platform course

operators on the Skyjack mobile platform

Key issues covered in the mobile platforms training course: 

  • testing and inspection of mobile platforms; 
  • the operation and construction of the various components of scissor lifts and basket lifts; 
  • the most important regulations for the operation of lifts; 
  • safety rules for working with lifts at sea and on land. 

The substantive theoretical part of our course is complemented by practical experience using the machines discussed. 

Training requirements 

The following requirements must be met to join the training course: 

  • have a minimum of primary education; 
  • be certified by a doctor of occupational medicine as having no contra-indications to work as a mobile platform operator or maintainer; 
  • be over 18 years of age. 

Examination and certificate 

After completing the training, in order to obtain a certificate of qualification as an operator or maintainer of mobile platforms, the trainee should take a theoretical and practical exam, organised by a commission appointed by the UDT. After passing it with a positive result, the participant, in electronic form, receives a certificate authorising him/her to practice the profession. It is also possible to issue a plastic card in credit card format (so-called Hot Work) for an additional fee. The validity period of this document is five years. It is honoured in OMHEC member countries, namely: Denmark, Norway, the UK and the Netherlands. 

Valuable manufacturers of mobile platforms 

  • Alp-Lift; 
  • Bocker;  
  • Lionlift;  
  • Omme;  
  • Snorkel; 
  • Steinweg;  
  • Aerial;  
  • Aichi;  
  • Basket; 
  • Bison;  
  • Bizzocchi; 
  • Bronto; 
  • BST; 
  • Cella;  
  • CTE;  
  • Custers;  
  • Bottoms;  
  • Dino Lift;  
  • Euro Access; 
  • Eurozoom;  
  • France Elevateur;  
  • Genie;  
  • Grove;  
  • GSL;  
  • GSR;  
  • Haulotte;  
  • Holland lift; 
  • Hunter; 
  • Isoli;  
  • Italmec;  
  • Iteco;  
  • JLG;  
  • Manitou;  
  • Marklift;  
  • Matilsa;  
  • Maxlift;  
  • MEC; 
  • Moog;  
  • Niftylift;  
  • Oil&Steel;  
  • Pagliero Multitel;  
  • Palazzani;  
  • Paus;  
  • RAM; 
  • Riffaud; 
  • Ruthmann;  
  • Simon;  
  • Sky High;  
  • Skyjack;  
  • Tecchio;  
  • Terex;  
  • Teupen;  
  • TKD;  
  • Topper; 
  • Toucan;  
  • UpRight;  
  • Versalift;  
  • Weber;  
  • Wumag. 
operator on Skyjack work platform

Potential employment opportunities 

Operators and maintainers of mobile platforms are specialists who are widely sought after in foreign labour markets. While holding a UDT qualification, you can carry out installation, service, construction and maintenance work. Authorisation to operate aerial work platforms and scissor lifts provides ample opportunity for well-paid work on oil rigs, among others. 

Boom lift, or aerial work platforms  

Aerial work platforms, internationally defined boom lift, while commonly referred to as so called step-ups, are a popular type of self-propelled mobile platform. They consist of a lift basket (work platform) and boom inseparably mounted on a truck trailer. Depending on the specific model, these machines can vary in maximum working area, lifting capacity, number of persons accommodated in the basket, type of drive (diesel or electric) and total weight. 

Booms can be used in many areas, including: 

  • lighting repairs and installations; 
  • assembly of steel structures (warehouses, factory halls); 
  • construction work on the roof; 
  • building facades; 
  • wall and window cleaning;  
  • care of green spaces; 
  • installation of large-format advertising. 
Skyjack scissor lift in operation

Scissor lifts 

Scissor lifts, internationally defined scissor liftare machines that fall into the category of free-running mobile platforms. Depending on the model in question, these machines can be used for both indoor and outdoor work. They consist of a scissor-like boom, a working platform and a wheeled chassis. The platform, which is commonly referred to as a basket, is primarily used to transport tools and workers to the work site. The lifting capacity of the platform is specified in the machine's user manual, while it usually accommodates several people. Scissor lifts are equipped with diesel, electric or hybrid drive.  

Scissor lifts can have different lifting systems such as: 

  • articulated; 
  • telescopic; 
  • mixed, i.e. articulated and telescopic. 

Other courses available in our offer

Our centre also organises courses in the operation of UDT equipment other than mobile platforms, including: 

  • telescopic handlers; 
  • cranes;
  • storage stacker cranes; 
  • aerial work platforms and scissor lifts; 
  • forklift trucks; 
  • HDS cranes. 

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Questions and answers

In which countries, apart from Poland, are qualifications for mobile platforms valid?

UDT qualifications for mobile platforms are recognised in OMHEC member countries, namely: Denmark, Norway, the UK and the Netherlands.

What are the distinctive features of Skyjack jacks?

Skyjack brand equipment is highly regarded in the market for its reliability and excellent quality. Skyjack is a global brand that has been manufacturing lifts in Canada, England and the USA since 1985.

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