UDT course for mobile platforms operators

Training in the operation of mobile platforms 

For years, the Operator Training Centre has been providing training for operators of UDT equipment. Our offer also includes training in the operation of mobile platforms, with a focus on scissor and basket platforms. Our course comprehensively prepares you for the state examination. 

Scissor platform in the square

Working as a mobile platform operator 

Escalators are used for specialised work heightsThey are used in a wide range of activities, such as the maintenance of high-voltage power lines, felling trees in danger of collapse and hanging billboards. However, they are most often used in industrial plants, in places such as warehouses, warehouses and halls. 

Course requirements 

Our requirements for potential course participants are: 

  • coming of age, 
  • at least primary education, 
  • a doctor's certificate of fitness to practise. 

Course appearance 

In the course of training in the operation of mobile platforms, trainees should be prepared for their future work from a theoretical and practical point of view. This consists of, among other things: 

  • familiarisation with the formalities of the Technical Inspection Authority, 
  • Familiarisation with types and specifications of platforms, 
  • Ways to keep yourself safe at work, 
  • subsystems used by the different types of platforms, 
  • preparation before and after work, 
  • ability to work in a wide variety of conditions. 
Mobile basket platform with industrial workers

Practical classes are held in dedicated facilities. We always conduct the exercises on the latest equipment. 

Licensing examination 

The training can only be regarded as completed once you have passed a state examination before a board from the Office of Technical Inspection. The examination covers theory and practice. If you pass both, you will receive the qualifications you need to work in your profession. All of our courses follow a syllabus that has been prepared for the current UDT examination requirements.  


Training courses are held at our head office in Warsaw or at local facilities in most cities throughout Poland. In some cases, we also deliver courses with travel to the client. The course can be either closed or open. Price and dates depend on interest. 

Escalators - definition  

Escalators are mainly used for transport work in the industrial sector, where they are ideal for use on production halls or relatively small construction sites. Their most important task is to move equipment, tools and - depending on the type - people. Such transport can take place both vertically and horizontally. In a sense, therefore, they have a function similar to that of an industrial lift, except that in most cases the platform can be moved to another location. 

Operation of mobile platforms 

Mobile platforms usually consist of parts called nacelles (or baskets), which are lifted by a tractor. It is essentially the most important part of the machine. Mobile platforms can also be divided by the way they are powered. These include platforms: 

  • manual, 
  • Electrical, 
  • combustion. 

There are many different types of mobile platforms that use a variety of design solutions. They can use appropriate mechanisms based on ropes, winches, masts, jacks and vehicle chassis. 

Basket platforms 

Basket platforms are also known as stepladders. Their most important and distinctive feature is, as the name suggests, the baskets, which are special platforms, usually with barriers, that are used to move workers. They are most often used for specialised work at height. These are usually maintenance, installation or service work.  

scissor lift in the hall

Scissor lifts 

Most scissor lifts - like the aerial work platform - consist of a platform - lifted by a special platform shaped like a scissor, which is where its name comes from. The whole structure is also similar to a spring mechanism, which also plays its part. This makes the whole device much more stable and therefore safer. Like all mobile platforms, its main purpose is to transport loads and people to places that are difficult to reach, higher up. 

Questions and Answers

What are mobile platforms most commonly used for?

Escalators are most often used in the close transportation of people, materials or tools. They work well in places that are difficult to access, located at heights. 

What requirements do you need to meet before taking the course?

Only adults with a minimum of primary education can take the course. In addition, you must have an appropriate medical certificate stating that there are no contraindications to the occupation. 

What does the course look like?

The course is divided into theoretical and practical classes. Our aim is to prepare all participants with the skills needed to work as a mobile platform operator.