Annual MIOSHA Vehicle Lift Inspections

American Hoist Air & Lube inspects thousands of lifts every year. When our technicians inspect your heavy duty vehicle lifts, you’ll comply with Michigan’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA) requirement for annual lift inspections. Click HERE to download a copy of the MIOSHA Automotive Service Operations Standards and refer to standard R408.17252 for Automotive Lift Inspections.

Maintaining the safety and security of your vehicle lift operation will give you peace of mind. Our inspection of your lift includes a multi-point safety check, pressure tests, inspection of lift controls and operation. We will provide written records of inspections for your files for each vehicle lift at your facility. We consult with you about the results, including our recommendation for any service or adjustments or service to correct problems, improve safety, and extend the life of your car lift.

You can trust American Hoist Air & Lube to keep your lifts performing safely and efficiently at your work site.


Lift Inspector Certification Program SummaryALI inspector logo

ALI has developed the new Lift Inspector Certification Program 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. We encourage all vehicle lift inspectors to demonstrate their professionalism and differentiate themselves from their competitors by getting certified.” 

Anyone with a minimum twelve months experience as a vehicle lift inspector may apply to participate in the certification program. The program includes extensive printed training materials, a six-hour Participants Orientation workshop, a written pre-course exam, a final course exam, and documented practical experience. After successfully passing the exams, the candidate will receive recognition as an automotive lift inspector certified by ALI, as well as a Certified Lift Inspector patch and other official materials. Companies with a Certified Lift Inspector on staff are listed in an online directory on the ALI website. The directory located HERE is searchable by ZIP code, to make it easy for customers to find local vehicle lift inspection companies with ALI certified inspectors. 

Learn More about the Automotive Lift Institute Here