ANSI/ALI ALIS: 2022 Standard for Automotive Lifts – Safety Requirements for Installation and Service


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American National Safety Standard Governing Lift Installation and Service throughout North America

Car lift safety includes proper installation and regular service of the lift to ensure that it operates correctly. ANSI/ALI ALIS “Safety Requirements for Installation and Service” is the automotive lift safety standard governing lift installation and service in North America. It applies to car lifts, truck lifts, automotive hoists and vehicle lifts.

The ANSI/ALI ALIS standard provides guidance to the installer and service technician for the installation and service of automotive lifts, including outlining the necessary qualifications, training, reporting and documentation for installers and service personnel. The standard also includes an appendix containing templates of an installer training log, installation report, planned service log and repair service log to help owners or employers document compliance with this standard.

Basic topics covered include:

  • Planning considerations such as placement, concrete work, foundations, soil conditions and regulatory compliance.
  • Installer qualifications, training and responsibilities.
  • Planned service procedures, qualifications, training, documentation and frequency.
  • Repair service procedures, qualifications, training, documentation and frequency.

Note: Always refer the lift manufacturer’s installation and service procedures for specific guidance for your lifts.

This version of the standard took effect August 4, 2022 and replaces with 2015 edition. The American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI) approved this standard on February 4, 2022. Approval requires verification by ANSI that the requirements for due process, consensus, and other criteria for approval have been met by the standards developer. ALI is the ANSI Accredited Standards Developer* and sponsor of ANSI/ALI ALIS, as well as its companion standards ANSI/ALI ALOIM “Safety Requirements for Operation, Inspection and Maintenance of Automotive Lifts,” and ANSI/ALI ALCTV “Safety Requirements for Construction, Testing and Validation.”

The standard is 37 pages and is available as a digital purchase – The digital version has the same content and layout as the softcover manual, with the added benefit of always-on access through any device. No third-party software is required. The digital document is available immediately after purchase and can accommodate highlighting and note-taking.

Bonus: Free Safety Tips Card with every print copy!


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