CORTLAND, N.Y. — The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has developed a new lift inspection process called Check360, a comprehensive examination of the lift structure as well as its electrical and mechanical components.
The inspection includes a review of training logs, operating instructions and safety materials. Check360 inspections meet the requirements of the national safety standard governing lift operation, inspection and maintenance, ANSI/ALI ALOIM (current edition).
The ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program was introduced in 2012 to provide a resource for standardized lift inspection procedures and qualified lift inspectors to perform them.
Only ALI certified lift inspectors can perform a Check360 inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection, the inspector will provide the customer with a report of the results and apply a Check360 inspection label to every lift that passes. The label features the Check360 mark in the center, the ALI Certified Lift Inspector hologram, a serial number matching the inspection report number and the inspector's individual four-digit ID. There is a new label color every year — 2021 labels are orange — and all unused labels must be accounted for at the end of the year.
"As the ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program has grown, we've seen an increasing number of inspection companies offer multiple tiers of inspection and apply misleading inspection labels to lifts inspected outside of our program parameters," ALI President R.W. 'Bob' O'Gorman said.
"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."