Fall protection for lifting tables

Railing - gate and portal on the lifting table
Railings on the long sides, gate on a narrow side and portal opposite.

On the one hand, a fall protection on a lifting table serves to ensure that the goods cannot roll or fall off the platform. On the other hand, it also ensures that the operator cannot fall off the platform when loading. With fall protection on scissor lift tables, employees are thus protected from injuries and the goods from damage.
Depending on the application and situation on site, a different fall protection must be selected.

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Fall protection on the lifting table platform

On the lifting table platform you can attach fixed welded, screwed or pluggable railings on each side. In addition to the railings, gates are often attached so that the lifting table can also be loaded. The gates can be equipped with a manual lock, an electrically requested lock or a forced lock.
If you only want to prevent one transport device from rolling off the platform, then you use a so-called roll-off protection. This can be mechanical or electrical and folds out as soon as the lifting table moves upwards.

Fall protection at the upper stop

If a lifting table connects two levels, a fall protection device must be installed at the upper stop from a level difference of 500mm. Up to 1.6m, a gate, a barrier, a chain or a moving portal on the platform is sufficient. From 1.6m, railings or gates must be installed according to the lifting table standard EN 1570-1 to prevent people or goods from falling into the lifting area when the lifting table is in the lower position.

Project examples from the maluk lifting table world

Automatic roll-off protection

Lifting table with roll-off protection

The smallest fall protection is certainly the roll-off protection.

In the mechanical version, this extends as soon as the lifting table moves upwards and prevents transport equipment from rolling away.
In this project, roll-off protection was only partially required, as pallets are also transported. Thus, we have installed an electric roll-off protection, which can be extended if necessary at the push of a button.

Lifting table with special railings

In many use cases, people have to ride on the platform. In such a case, railings must be installed on the platform as fall protection.
In this project, the customer wanted a separate area for the employee so that he was ideally protected. Thus, we have mounted a second row of railings on the lifting table platform. The operator can thus walk back and forth along the platform without tripping over the goods.
Loading lifting table with two platform areas for passenger transport
Lifting table with mesh shirt - railings and portal

Lifting table with mobile portal

Three fall protection devices were used in this scissor lift table project. Permanently install railings on both long sides and an electrically queried gate on a narrow side on the platform. This gate can only be opened when the lifting table is in the lower position.
On the side towards the building we have attached a travelling portal. This ensures that when the lifting table is at the bottom and someone opens the door at the top, the operator does not fall down.
According to the lifting table standard EN 1570-1, such a portal is permitted up to a maximum level difference of 1.6m. A contacted gate must be installed above it.

Lifting table with swivel platform and side guides

The simplest fall protection is a classic side guide. Here, two angles are attached to the desired sides of the lifting table platform, which ensure that the product cannot roll onto this side.
In this project, the platform had to be rotated by 90°. To prevent the goods from slipping off the turning platform, the fixed roll-off protection was attached.
Lifting table with swivel platform and roll-off protection

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