ALI Certified = Proven Quality
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ALI, in cooperation with the National Bureau of Standards, sponsored the first standard governing vehicle lifts (CS142) in 1945. Today's Institute remains diligent with regard to lift safety as a primary activity and pursues a mission of promoting the safe design, construction, installation, inspection, and use of automotive lift products.
In seeking to partner with an independent, certification program administrator, with expertise in product safety and independent laboratory management, ALI selected a testing organization with both a highly respected international reputation and a solid foundation. Established in 1896 to independently test and verify the safety and performance of Thomas Edison’s new light bulbs, the Lamp Testing Bureau (later known as ETL) is part of Intertek Testing Services, the largest product and commodities testing organization in the world, conducting over 2 million product inspections, certifications and tests annually. Specific to the Institute’s automotive lift Certification Program, Intertek independently verifies automotive lift compliance to the requirements of North America’s national standards. Automotive lifts found in compliance with the published national electrical and mechanical requirements are eligible for listing by ALI.