Aritco PublicLift Access Outdoor Option

The Aritco PublicLift Access Outdoor Option is based on our most popular model, the PublicLift Access. However, it boasts the additional features a weatherproof outdoor lift needs, including chromated guides, an external roof and door canopies. This is most frequently used where internal space is at a premium.

About Our Outdoor Lifts

Our external platform lift, the Aritco PublicLift Access Outdoor option is ideal for outdoor environments with weather-resistant features. Gartec servicing packages ensure your lift condition – with packages to suit all budgets and requirements. Our nationwide network of engineers are on hand 24/7 for peace of mind.

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The Aritco PublicLift Access Outdoor Option (external passenger platform lift) is ideal for use as a simple access lift between external floors. This can also be upgraded to the goods version, offering higher lifting capacity and the benefit of using the lift for light goods. The lift uses a modular structure to reduce delivery and installation time, needing only a small load bearing footprint and no major building works on site.

The Aritco PublicLift Access Outdoor Option lift is completely contained within the shaft, and operated using our patented nut & screw technology which eliminates the need for structural changes or major building works. The lift doesn’t require a machine room (read more about Machine Room Less Lifts here) or pump box housing. Operation inside is by continuous pressure, and outside using a single touch button to call the lift to the floor.

Gartec PublicLift Access Outdoor Option


Built upon the framework of the Aritco PublicLift Access, our external lift can also have:

  • Roof & externally prepared doors as standard
  • Canopies
  • Heaters
  • Ventilation system
  • Goods capability


Vertical platform lifts are contained within a shaft. This shaft has guide rails along two corners of the shaft which help to guide the carrier, which is generally an L shaped platform attached to a mast. When using an open platform lift, the walls remain in the same place as the platform raises or lowers.

There is a wide range of electric, hydraulic, and mechanical platform lifts, including enclosed cabin lifts, industrial vertical platform lifts, and even hidden platform lifts. Cabin platform lifts work in the same way as normal platform lifts but, rather than having an L shaped carrier, the platform is contained within a box to give the feel of a conventional lift.

In order to use an open platform lift, applying continuous pressure to the up or down buttons will allow the user to reach their destination. From the outside, using a single touch button will call the lift to the floor. For enclosed cabin lifts, rather than having to apply continuous pressure, a single touch button will be found inside that can be used to bring the user to the correct floor.

The external lift position will need to be assessed for wind forces to ensure that it is a safe placement. If it is a high wind area then a supporting wall could be utilised. All our commercial lifts are supplied with a 12-month warranty as standard, and we offer a range of platform lift servicing packages, which can be tailored to suit your specific requirements.

Outdoor Lift Specifications

Type of Lift External platform lift intended for use in public & commercial environments
Compliance European Machine directive 2006/42/EC
European standard EN 81-41
Drive System Patented screw/nut system with emergency battery backup
Rated Speed Max 0,15m/s
Travel Height 250mm – 10,000mm
No. Floors 2-6 (depending on wind loading)
No. Doors per floor Max. 2 doors per floor
Pit / Ramp 50 mm recess or ramp (pit and threshold drain may be required)
Entry One, two or three sides
Top Enclosure Height Minimum 2400mm. no head fixing required
Platform Controls Hold to run, the destination button must be
kept pressed down during the whole journey
Landing Controls One touch call, single press operation
Environment Working temperature range -5 degrees to 40 degrees.
Windloads up to 25m/s when fixed to a supporting wall or structure. Windloads up to 10m/s when supported by Gartec supplied bracket
Emergency Lowering Battery operated emergency lowering
Control Voltage 24V
Motor 2.2kW (3kW for higher speed)
Door Locking system Electrically operated deadlock
Power supply 1-phase 230V 50 Hz 20 A type C MCB
3-phase 400V 50 Hz 20 A type C MCB
Rated Load 410 or 500 kg (500kg is 3 phase only)
Enclosure Solid panels or glass (for windloads 10 m/s only)
Doors GL Full height door as standard /E160 Fire Doors (optional)