Protect yourself. Post these vehicle lift safety rules.
Practicing safe habits when it comes to lifting vehicles is crucial – for personal safety, the success of your business and the car supported in mid-air.
The Automotive Lift Institute is an independent certified organization providing safety and testing for the auto lift industry in the U.S. and North America, and they released a list of 11 car lift safety tips.
As a professional automotive lift manufacturer and wholesaler, we recommend posting them in your shop visible to all lift operators.
11 Car Lift Safety Tips to Remember:
Inspect your vehicle lift daily. Never operate a malfunctioning, broken or damaged lift. Repairs should be made with original equipment parts.
Operating controls are designed to close when released. Don’t prop them open or override them.
Know the weight limit, and never overload your lift. Manufacturer’s rated capacity is typically displayed on the nameplate.
Only trained and authorized personnel should position vehicles or operate the automotive lift.
Never raise a vehicle with anyone inside it. Non-operators should not be in the lift area during operation.
Always keep lift area free of obstructions, grease, oil, trash and other debris.
Before driving vehicle into position, move arms and supports to provide unobstructed clearance.
Load vehicle on lift carefully. Position lift supports to contact at the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended lifting points. Raise lift until supports contact vehicle. Ensure the lift supports make full contact with vehicle then raise lift to desired working height. CAUTION: If you are working under vehicle, lift should be raised high enough for locking device to be engaged. Never work under a vehicle without engaging the locking device.
In some cases, the removal (or installation) of components may cause a major shift in the vehicle’s center of gravity and result in instability. Make sure to reference the manufacturer’s service manual for recommended procedures when vehicle components are removed (or added).
Before lowering the vehicle lift, be sure tool trays, stands, etc. are removed from under the vehicle. Remember to release locking devices before attempting to lower lift.
Finally, prior to removing vehicle from lift, situate lift and support to provide unobstructed exit.
Adhering to these 11 car lift safety tips is a simple process that pays huge dividends. If you’re interested in learning more about automotive lifts, check out our posts.
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