ALI offers Lift Inspector Certification
The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has developed the new Lift Inspector Certification Program. The move is in response to growing demand from businesses that use vehicle lifts, as well as the governmental health and safety organizations that monitor them.
Annual vehicle lift inspections conducted by a “qualified automotive lift inspector” are required by the ANSI National Standard covering vehicle lift operation, inspection, and maintenance (ANSI/ALI ALOIM: 2008) and are included by reference in regulations in the United States and Canada. However, until now there have been no national vehicle lift inspection licensing or certification programs.
“Proper vehicle lift certification, installation, and inspection have come under increased scrutiny in recent years by OSHA and other local, state, provincial and federal health and safety officers,” explains R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman, ALI president.
“This has resulted in an increase in shops looking for qualified automotive lift inspectors. Without a national certification program in place, vehicle lift inspection companies haven’t been able to offer independent validation that their inspectors are qualified."
The Certification Program will provide third-party assurance that a Certified Lift Inspector has been tested and proven competent to thoroughly inspect an installed vehicle lift and report on its suitability for continued use and/or the need for maintenance or repair.
ALI encourages all vehicle lift inspectors to demonstrate their professionalism and differentiate themselves from their competitors by getting certified.
ALI invites vehicle lift inspectors to register to be among the first in North America to become Certified Lift Inspectors. Register at www.autolift.org/store.htm.