Personnel lift

Protea is well-known for delivering high-quality handling equipment, including cranes, winches, and launch and recovery systems for the offshore and onshore energy industries.

However, in addition to cargo handling equipment, Protea has also developed an extensive track record in the supply of personnel lifts for operations in hazardous areas.

"Both onshore and offshore, the safety of personnel when accessing equipment at height is key. We have applied our knowledge of the design, build and supply of safety critical handling equipment to develop a range of personnel lifts that can be tailored for specific applications," highlighted Protea’s global sales manager, Graham Manning.

Most recently Protea delivered a scissor lift for use on an offshore semi-submersible drilling rig. An electrically powered unit with an integral hydraulic system to operate the lift and drive system, it can safely lift two personnel and their equipment to a height of 13m.

The system has a total lift capacity of 300kg and fully complies with all appropriate offshore design codes and regulations including DNV-OS-E101 Drilling Plant, LA 2.22 Standard for Certification – Lifting Appliances and EN 280: 2013 Mobile Elevating Platforms.

In addition, Protea has also developed a range of rig elevators for land and offshore drilling applications. Available with lift capacities up to 200kg, these proven elevators allow the safe transport of workers from ground level up to the rig floor.

"Lifting people as opposed to cargo presents a number of unique challenges. However, with our experienced design team, we have developed a successful range of high-quality personnel lift products that tailored to the specific needs of our clients – once again demonstrating our capability to deliver standard products, bespoke design and unique solutions," commented Tomasz Paskiewicz, Protea CEO.