In this work, we present the process of calculating and dimensioning of main structural elements and hydraulic components for a personal hydraulic lift. In the first part, we compare and describe different types of lifts in terms of their design characteristics. Also, the role of standards and regulations in the design of lifts is presented. The most important concepts and definitions from the standard are described. This work includes the exact description of the main hydraulic elements in standard EN 81-20 and EN 81-50. We describe one of many available options for hydraulic control and operating. We compare current state of lift technology and guidelines that determine their further development. According to the input data we designed a lift. For the cabin, framework calculations were made using the finite element method. We have also made calculations for guide rails under different operating conditions, calculated main hydraulic elements and chose appropriate hydraulic system. Final part of this work contains the results of calculations, the specification of the designed lift and an estimated cost of investment.