Lift Industry Watchdog Raises the Bar on Safe Maintenance Practices and Monitoring
STEVENSVILLE, MD March 24 , 2021 Heavy duty bus and truck lift leader Stertil-Koni today applauded the efforts of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) with the organization’s recent introduction of its new Check360™ Certified Lift Inspection process and accompanying new Check360 inspection label.
Serving as the lift industry’s independent safety watchdog, ALI has a demanding mission: “To promote the safe design, construction, installation, service, inspection and use of automotive lifts.” And, with ongoing changes in vehicle design, construction and servicing, ALI also appreciates the importance of staying ahead of the curve.
Enter the new Check360™ Certified Lift Inspection program, a comprehensive examination of the lift structure as well as its electrical and mechanical components. The inspection also includes a review of training logs, operating instructions and safety materials. Check360 lift inspections meet all requirements of the national safety standard governing lift operation, inspection and maintenance, ANSI/ALI ALOIM (current edition).
The standard requires that all vehicle lifts be inspected by a qualified lift inspector at least annually and provides extensive guidance on what must be inspected.
With the new Check360 program, ALI has updated the inspection procedures for all lift types. Explained R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman, ALI president, “To make it easier for customers to have confidence that they’re getting what they paid for – an inspection that meets all the requirements of the national safety standard – we developed a new lift inspection process customers can ask for by name and a new lift inspection label that’s harder to counterfeit. Check360 is the only lift inspection backed by ALI, the organization that’s been protecting lift operators for more than 75 years.”
Added Dr. Jean DellAmore, president of Stertil-Koni, “Thanks to ALI and its new Check360 program and Check360 Certified Lift Inspection label, our customers will now have an added level of assurance that a lift has been thoroughly and professionally inspected – with full compliance of the national safety standard – and is deemed in proper working order. Those measures raise the professionalism of the lift industry to an entire new level.”
The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) celebrated 75 years of serving as the lift industry safety watchdog in 2020. Its mission is to promote the safe design, construction, installation, service, inspection and use of automotive lifts. In 1947, ALI developed the first Commercial Standard covering vehicle lifts published by the National Bureau of Standards. Today, ALI sponsors several national lift safety standards and offers third-party certification programs for automotive lifts and automotive lift inspectors.
For more information, visit autolift.org or call (607) 756-7775.
Stertil-Koni - proud to be a Buy America company - is the market leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts, notably bus lifts and truck lifts, and proudly serves municipalities, state agencies, school bus fleets, major corporations, the U.S. Military and more. Stertil-Koni's breadth of products meets all ranges of lifting needs and includes portable lifts such as Mobile Column Lifts, 2-post, 4-post, inground piston lifts, platform lifts, and its axle-engaging, inground, scissor lift configuration, ECOLIFT. The company’s innovative, inground telescopic piston DIAMONDLIFT is now available with an optional Continuous Recess system, ideal for low clearance vehicles. Stertil-Koni USA is headquartered in Stevensville, Maryland with production facilities in Europe, The Netherlands, and Streator, IL.
Contact: Paul Feldman, Paul.Feldman@Stertil-Koni.com, 410-643-9001
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