Vehicle lift manufacturer Rotary Lift has introduced “Inspect to Protect,” a nationwide heavy-duty lift inspection program. Rotary Lift says a professional lift inspection will identify any issues before they can grow into major problems, which keeps employees safe, reduces lost days, cuts lift repair costs and maintains vehicle uptime; annual lift inspections conducted by qualified lift inspectors also can prevent OSHA citations and fines.
“In this tough economy, many fleets are delaying new equipment purchases and hanging onto their existing trucks longer, leading to increased maintenance,” says Roger Perlstein, director of heavy duty for Rotary Lift, based in Madison, Ind. “At the same time, OSHA and various state and local regulatory agencies now regularly include vehicle lifts in their workplace inspections. As a result, it is critical that fleets and independent repair facilities know whether their vehicle lifts are working properly in order to maintain employee safety and productivity. Rotary Lift’s new ‘Inspect to Protect’ program provides peace of mind through professional multipoint lift inspections offered at a special price.”
The ANSI national standard covering vehicle lift operation, maintenance and inspection, ANSI/ALI ALOIM (current edition) and a growing number of state codes and regulations require that all vehicle lifts be inspected by qualified lift inspectors at least annually. “Properly functioning vehicle lifts are crucial to service bay safety and can directly impact both employee morale and productivity,” says R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman, president of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI), the independent trade association for the North American lift industry. “Periodic lift inspections following the manufacturer’s recommendations ensure reliability and allow the continued safe operation of the lift.”
One phone call to Rotary Lift at 800-640-5438 will connect maintenance managers with local factory-trained lift inspection providers through the Rotary Authorized Installer (RAI) nationwide network. Each participating “Inspect to Protect” company has inspectors on staff who meet all of the requirements for a qualified lift inspector outlined in the ANSI standard. Plus, each company is required to attend annual Rotary Lift training, maintain insurance coverage and be able to provide customers with lift maintenance, repair and Rotary replacement parts.
Rotary Lift says it equips its “Inspect to Protect” program providers with inspection checklists that detail what should be inspected on all of its lift models; at the conclusion of every inspection, customers receive an inspection certificate signed by the lift inspector that details what was found during the inspection, any adjustments made and parts replaced for each lift. This inspection certificate can be posted on the lift in a literature pouch provided by the inspector, or it can be stored with other lift records.
The Rotary Lift “Inspect to Protect” program runs through Dec. 31. For more information about the program or any of the products in Rotary’s full line of vehicle lifts, productivity tools and service/support, go to www.rotarylift.com/inspect_HD.aspx or call 800-640-5438.