Automotive equipment and service


Lift Safety Is An Ongoing Priority
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Lift Inspections

Safety in the workplace is a priority for any shop, no matter the size. Lift safety should always be a priority. Regular maintenance along with annual inspections by a qualified lift inspectors can not only keep maintenance repairs to a minimum but prevent serious accidents. Know your inspector; be certain that he is fully trained to inspect your lifts. At DS Sales, Michael has completed an extensive training

program through the Automotive Lift Institute and is a CERTIFIED LIFT INSPECTOR.Michael will do a complete inspection on each of your lifts, prepare a written estimate of any repairs that are needed, walk you through and show you any deficiencies and explain how that affects the safety of the lift, and provide you with copies of all inspections for you to keep on file. Below is a description of OSHA requirements regarding lift inspections.

Periodic Qualified Inspection

Note: Some activities performed during inspections are subject to compliance with established OSHA standards including, but not limited to: personal protective equipment, walking-working surfaces, hazardous materials, lockout/tagout, compressed gas and compressed air equipment and; machinery and machine guarding. Owners/employers are responsible for ensuring compliance with the requirements of the applicable standards.

Owners/employers shall establish a periodic inspection procedure in accordance with the recommendations of the lift manufacturer.

Certified Lift Inspections

A “qualified” automotive lift inspector shall have the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge of personal safety practices necessary to perform routine and periodic inspections;
  • Familiarity with industry terminology; ability to read and understand equipment manuals, drawings and parts lists;
  • Knowledge of purpose and function of all components, devices and accessories commonly employed on automotive lifts;
  • Working knowledge of electrical and electronic control circuit principles as applied to the operation of pumps, motors, valves and switches;
  • Working knowledge of mechanical principles as applied to structures, machines, mechanisms and the effects of traction on ropes, chains and sheaves;
  • Working knowledge of hydraulic principles as applied to the operation of valves, pumps, cylinders (plungers) and piping;
  • Working knowledge of pneumatic principles as applied to the operation of valves, compressors, cylinders (plungers), pressure vessels and piping; and
  • Knowledge of the many and varied types and styles of automotive lifts, their uses, and any limitations or restricted applications.

Additional Information

Training for “qualified” inspectors must be achieved through experience in installation or field service work for users, manufacturers, distributors or service organizations for automotive lift products.


Documentation – a record of each periodic inspection shall be prepared and maintained noting all observations and findings, as well as, all repairs or replacements accomplished. The owner/employer must acknowledge the findings of the inspection by signing the inspection certificate (Appendix A-3).


Frequency – owners/employers shall follow the recommendations of the manufacturer as to frequency. As a minimum, all inspection points (Appendix A-4) must be checked and documented at least annually.

DS Sales

Certified Lift Inspections

Automotive Lift Sales

DS Sales is certified to perform Lift Inspections on various types of automotive lifts.


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