Installation of the
Parking Lift

Through RW Garage Equipment RW Parking Lifts are widely experienced in all forms of garage lift installation, from the home enthusiast to small independents, from large dealerships to commercial repair shops across the country their experience and service is second to none.

Every installation is professionally managed, compliant to current LOLER and HSE Regulations. Initial discussions entail:

RW Parking Lifts will do everything in their power to ensure our customers obtain the very best information to make their choice and make their lift installation as stress free experience as possible, which is especially important for the private enthusiast's installation.

​Our GEA accredited engineers will ensure that you get the best possible service and advice from start to finish. Our workmanship is guaranteed for 12 months plus any equipment guarantees acquired at purchase.

On completion, all clients receive an installation certificate, completed by one of our LOLER accredited inspectors. 

  • Lift Type
  • Lift Location
  • Customer Expectations
  • Surfafce Requierments
  • Electricty Supply

Self – Installation

Whereas we would not recommend self-installation you should be aware that should you decide to go down that route that car lifts are obviously very heavy and will require at least two people with handling equipment to safely lift the columns and platforms into place.

RW Parking Lifts recommend that every self installation be inspected by a competent qualified individual to ensure its integrity and LOLER compliance as an independent installation certificate should be issued to comply with your insurance requirements.


Prior to Installation the lift will require an individual 3-phase / Single phase connection. The electrical supply to the lift should also embody an earth leakage circuit breaker having appropriate characteristics in accordance with BS 7671.

• Permanent electrical connection to be by a qualified electrician at your expense.

The Floor Condition

  • To ensure the ultimate performance of the parking lift and any potential future personal and property damage it is essential that:

  • The lift must be installed on a level concrete floor.

  • The concrete must have a minimum thickness of 12.5cm*(5”)

  • We recommend a minimum grade of C25 (3625psi) be used and reinforced with either fibre or reinforcing steel.

  • The surface should be relatively smooth and levelled in all directions.

  • The base should be given 28days to cure before the structure is placed on it

  • Where the lift is to be placed on an existing base a simple drilling test can be carried out either by RW Parking Lifts or the end user:

  • The depth of concrete being ascertained by test drilling a 12mmØ hole that will confirm the minimum depth requirement.

  • RW Parking Lifts will be happy to issue instructions for the end user to carry out this test themselves

  • We do not under any circumstances install lifts on asphalt

  • It is imperative that the floor on which the lift is to be installed meets the above requirements.


  • Whereas electrical testing is always undertaken by RW Parking Lifts to confirm the operation of the equipment, it is a legally required that the final electrical installation must be undertaken by a qualified electrical engineer.  

  • Prior to Installation the lift will require an individual 3-phase / Single phase connection. The electrical supply to the lift should also embody an earth leakage circuit breaker having appropriate characteristics in accordance with BS 7671. 

  • For 240v single phase installations it must be noted that the electrical breakers should be a 32 amp ‘C’ or ‘D’ rated breaker should be installed due to the initial loading of the motor on start up as opposed to standard ‘A’ and ‘B’ rated breakers. 

  • The final permanent electrical connection is required by law to be made by a qualified electrician.  This will be at the end users expense.

Failure by the purchaser to implement and confirm these recommended requirements may result in the lift not being able to be erected and could incur a charge of up to 60% of the quotation.


  • The vehicle lift should be installed taking into account its position and the accessibility of all parts so that periodic examinations, testing, maintenance, and repairs can be readily and safely carried out. 

  • The suitability of the floor or surface; e.g. concrete etc., should be assessed in order to confirm its capability of supporting localized loads that are imposed by maximum loads when operating the vehicle lift.

  • Regulation 6 of LOLER [2] requires that the lifting equipment is positioned or installed in such a way as to reduce, to as low as is reasonably practicable, the risk of the equipment or load striking a person.  Therefore, in addition to the positioning of the lift, the lifting operation being carried out should be assessed before the equipment is installed.        

  • Fixed vehicle lifts should be positioned so that throughout their range of movement any moving part is either at least 600mm away from or not more than 12mm away from the nearest fixed structure.  Fixed vehicle lifts should not be less than 600mm away from any other adjacent fixed structure throughout the movement of the lift.

  • Where a vehicle lift is being installed adjacent to any other equipment that moves vertically, the clearance between the equipment and the lift should be at least 600mm.  Consideration should be given prior to installation to the position of adjacent doorways and other possible hazards.

Important safety advise on the use of this equipment

These parking lifts have been solely designed for car storage purposes only when used in a mobile application.