Auto Service World
News   October 22, 2015   by CARS Magazine

Rotary Lifts’ top 10 vehicle lift safety tips


Rotary Lift has released a list of the top 10 safety tips for working with or under automotive lifts.

The company says it has drawn on its 90-year history to draft a list of the best practices when working on passenger vehicles.

“With 90 years of experience under our collective belt, we know a lot about lift safety,” says David Fischmer, marketing director for Rotary Lift parent company Vehicle Service Group (VSG). “So to help our customers maximize their lift performance while staying safe, we’ve put together these top 10 lift safety tips.”

Rotary Lift’s top 10 vehicle lift safety tips are:

  1. Take ALI’s online Lifting It Right course. Once purchased at, technicians can complete this valuable lift safety training class online at any time within 90 days.
  2. Train every technician on the proper operation of all the lifts in your facility.
  3. Perform daily safety inspections before using any lift.
  4. Have your lifts inspected annually by an ALI Certified Lift Inspector. Find a local inspector:
  5. When buying a new lift, always look for the gold ALI lift certification label. It’s proof that the lift has been independently tested and ALI certified to meet industry safety and performance standards.Rotary Lift MW-200 With Tire
  6. Make sure the lift’s locks are engaged before starting vehicle service.
  7. Always match the vehicle and job to be performed with the appropriate lift.
  8. Use jack stands when removing heavy components. Removing heavy parts can cause the vehicle’s center of gravity to shift and may make it unstable.
  9. Use a wheel lift to prevent back strain when removing and installing heavy wheels.
  10. Insist on OEM replacement parts when maintaining your lift.