Forward Lift, a brand of the Vehicle Service Group LLC., has announced that nine of its distributors and installers have completed the inaugural Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Lift Inspector Certification Program and are qualified to provide professional inspections of any vehicle lift, regardless of manufacturer.
“Annual lift inspections are required under ANSI/ALI ALCTV-2011, the national standard covering vehicle lift operation, inspection and maintenance,” says Lance Jones, sales and brand manager for Forward Lift.
“In supporting the ALI Lift Inspector Certification initiative, our distributors have equipped themselves with a valuable tool to serve their customers. Certified inspectors are able to identify lift issues before they become problems, which prevents expensive repairs, maintains shop productivity, and protects employees.”
Before the ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program was launched, lift owners had little to rely on when selecting an inspector, according to Forward Lift. Now, they have third-party verification that the inspector is fully qualified to inspect any make or model of lift. An ALI certified lift inspector can inspect a shop’s entire lift inventory at one time, regardless of the equipment manufacturer.
ALI certified lift inspectors receive individual certification numbers that are listed in ALI’s online directory of Certified Lift Inspectors, on their certification patches and on the stickers they apply to lifts they inspect. Forward Lift distributors with certified inspectors on staff are:
* All Seasons Equipment, Allenstown, N.H.;
* Benco Equipment, Shakopee, Minn.;
* Coastal Automotive Equipment Sales, Vero Beach, Fla.;
* Don Parker Sales, Pittsburgh, Pa.;
* Loomis-Root, Amherst, N.Y.; and
* Snag Equipment Brokers, Alabaster, Ala.
To find a Forward Lift distributor, installer or lift inspector, call (800) 423-1722. For more information about Forward Lift vehicle lifts visit www.forwardlift.com.