Vehicle lifts for fleet maintenance
Vehicle maintenance: Rotary Lift Installer Network becoming go-to resource for certified lift inspectors.
Lift inspection: Rotary Lift customers know they can turn to Rotary Authorized Installers (RAIs) for superior vehicle lift installations, service and warranties. Soon, lift owners across the country also will be able to rely on RAIs for professional lift inspections, as Rotary Lift now requires each RAI company to have at least one Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Certified Lift Inspector on staff.
ALI Certified Lift Inspectors are proven qualified to inspect any manufacturer’s vehicle lifts in accordance with ANSI/ALI ALOIM-2008, the national standard covering vehicle lift operation, inspection and maintenance. There are already more ALI Certified Lift Inspectors in Rotary Lift’s RAI network than in any other manufacturer’s distribution channel. Rotary Lift is the first manufacturer to support the ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program with a certification requirement for its service network.
“There are nearly 400 RAIs across the United States and 60 percent of them currently have employees enrolled in the ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program,” says Ron Lainhart, parts and service manager for Rotary Lift and an ALI Factory Designated Trainer. “We are requiring the rest of our RAIs to enroll a participant by the end of 2014. As a result, Rotary Lift RAIs will be fully equipped to meet the changing needs of the vehicle service industry. The ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program has professionalized the vehicle lift inspection process, and anyone who does not start adapting now will be left behind.”
Factory-trained RAIs are the exclusive providers of Rotary Lift warranty work. They are the only distributors who are authorized to install Rotary Lift’s popular SmartLift® and MOD series environmentally friendly inground lifts and heavy-duty parallelogram lifts. Customers receive enhanced warranties for all lifts installed by RAIs. To ensure fast service, RAIs keep the most common Genuine Rotary Parts in stock.
RAI companies are located in all 50 states and most metropolitan areas, so the new requirement will put an ALI Certified Lift Inspector close to most lift users. Annual lift inspections are required by ANSI/ALI ALOIM-2008, and enforced by local, regional and national health and safety officials. By identifying lift issues before they become major problems, annual inspections protect employees, reduce lost days, maintain productivity and lower repair costs.
The ALI Lift Inspector Certification Program provides third-party verification that an inspector is qualified to inspect any vehicle lift. All ALI Certified Lift Inspectors must meet prerequisites and pass two exams to complete the program.
“Inspector certification is not easy to achieve,” says Lainhart. “It takes time and dedication. ALI Certified Inspectors have committed themselves to a challenging program, so you know you are receiving real value when you hire them to inspect your lifts. Everything about their inspection procedure has been standardized and approved by ALI, so they will not overlook something a non-certified inspector might miss.”
About Rotary Lift
Rotary Lift is the leading brand of vehicle lifts and equipment designed to increase technician productivity. Founded in 1925 by the inventor of the first automotive hydraulic lift, Rotary Lift offers the broadest line of lifts for use in professional automotive service, commercial truck and transit, and enthusiast/residential customer segments. There are more Rotary Lift products used in vehicle repair shops around the world than any other brand.
Rotary Lift is a Vehicle Service Group (VSG) brand. VSG comprises nine major vehicle lifting and collision repair brands: Rotary Lift, Chief® Automotive Technologies, Forward® Lift, Direct-Lift®, Hanmecson®, Revolution® Lift, Elektron, Blitz® and nogra®. Based in Madison, Ind., VSG has operations worldwide, including ISO 9001-certified manufacturing centers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. VSG is part of the Engineered Systems segment of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV), a multi-billion dollar, global producer of innovative equipment, specialty systems and value-added services.
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