ANSI/ALI Safety Standard Covers Car Lift Installation, Service
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New Lift Safety Standard Covers Installation, Service

The latest version of the American National Standard covering safety requirements for vehicle lift installation and service in North America is now in effect. Approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), ANSI/ALI ALIS 2022 replaced the existing standard, ANSI/ALI ALIS 2009 (R2015), effective August 4, 2022. The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) is the ANSI Accredited Standards Developer and sponsor of ANSI/ALI ALIS.

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ANSI/ALI ALIS 2022 describes the duties and responsibilities of lift installers and service technicians, including required qualifications, training, reporting and documentation. The 2022 standard is about 50% longer than the prior version. It adds expanded content addressing accessories, attachments, decommissioning and removal; a new section focused on the need for post-installation inspection; and new definitions. The standard applies to vehicle service lifts, generally called car lifts, truck lifts or hoists. 

“Staying safe in the service bay starts with buying an ALI-certified lift, but it doesn’t end there,” explains R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman, ALI president. “It’s crucial that the lift be installed properly by a qualified installer, inspected at least annually by a qualified lift inspector, and serviced as needed by a qualified service technician. The ANSI/ALI ALIS 2022 standard offers guidance on all of these ‘after the sale’ aspects of lift ownership.”  The 37-page standard is available in print from ALI, its member manufacturers, and ALI Certified Lift Inspectors. Visit the ALI Store at www.autolift.org/ali-store/ to order or learn more about other materials offered in support of ALI’s mission to promote the safe design, construction, installation, service, inspection and use of vehicle lifts.  

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