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Responsibilities to
Stay in Compliance

Responsibilities to Stay in Compliance

Employer Responsibility
  • Proper training must be provided to each technician and separate training for each type of lift including watching the video "Lift Responsibly" and taking a quiz to test your knowledge of the information provided on the video.
  • Provide documentation that each employee has been trained, signed by the employer or lift trainer and the trainee (employee).
  • Display operating procedures, safety tips, and warning labels on the lift and maintain access and readability.
  • Follow required daily inspections and proper operation of arm restraints, locking devices, shut off devices for over travel, lift controls,  drive chains, wire rope(cables), hoses, wiring, hydraulic leaks, pneumatic leaks, floor defamation or cracks, anchors, metal filings, debris or rust in column, all structural lift components, unusual or erratic operation and noises that are not common to normal operation.
  • Set a periodic maintenance plan per manufacturer and provide documentation.
  • Set a periodic lift repair plan and provide documentation of repairs.
  • At least once a year a qualified lift inspector must perform an inspection per lift manufacturer’s recommendations in order to insure reliability and safe operation of the lift. Certain sections of U.S. code, Title 29 section 1910 and applicable subparts of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • Provide necessary lockout/tagout means of energy sources per OSHA 1910.147 Standard.
  • Ensure that no modifications are made to the lift if any manner without prior written consent from the manufacturer.
Operator Responsibility
  • The operator must report to his supervisor, any items found before, during or after the daily inspection and or use of the lift, that results in a condition that requires the lift to be locked and tagged out per ANSI ALIOM:2008.
  • The operator should not use the lift without proper training.
  • The operator must operate the lift utilizing all safety features per manufacturer’s instruction.
  • It is the responsibility of the operator to maintain his area in a clean and orderly way such that no obstructions or safety hazards are created, to include the cleanliness of the lift in such that the operation and safe use of the lift are not jeopardized.
  • The operator will become familiar with vehicle lift points as shown in service manuals or manufacturer’s instructions. If no manuals are available, contact AETI.
  • The operator will only use accessories manufactured in compliance with and be certified and/or listed for the specific lift it is intended for.
Lift Manuals for each style and brand

Manuals specific to each lift (brand and type)