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The Importance Of Correctly Installed 2 Post Car Lifts

A warning has been sent by those Enforcing Authorities (HSE and LAs) regarding the dangers of falling vehicles from two-post lifts in which the locking mechanisms for the arms are broken or have stopped working. function. The recommendation comes after two fatal accidents and one that was extremely grave, where vehicles that fell off this kind of lift struck mechanics below.

The MVR Forum agreed with the representatives from members of the MVR industry, in the MVR Forum, that arm locking systems must be fitted to all of these lifts. So, any 2-post lifts with no arm locking ought to be taken out of use or removed from the market.

The construction, installation, and maintenance of locking mechanisms for arm continue to be a source of concern in modern machinery. A few new 2-post lifts made by Chinese have been discovered to have a locking mechanism was badly designed and did not function from the moment of installation or after an extremely short time of usage.

This guideline stresses the importance of routine inspections of the locking mechanisms as well as other crucial components of lifts with two posts. This includes:

Inspecting that the rubber support arm mounts are in serviceable state.

Inspecting you are sure that arm lock work properly

ensuring that all controls are operating

Pick-up plate that can be adjusted and rubber mounting pad

Pad extension

Telescoping arm

Arm-locking mechanism

There are also essential safety measures are necessary to follow when using 2-post lifts.

Be sure to follow the lift’s manufacturer’s directions on the limits of the lift particularly its weight limit and if it’s appropriate for bigger vehicles (dimensions and strength)

It is essential to determine the appropriate jacking/lifting point for you vehicle (check the manual of the user for the correct jacking/lifting points, if needed)

Make sure that you have the 2 post car lift arms placed at the proper lifting and jacking points that are appropriate for the vehicle.

take into consideration the load distribution of the vehicle particularly, if heavy parts (eg the gearbox or engine) have been removed with the help of force (eg pushing off rusted bolts) that could impact the stability of the vehicle being lifted.

Lift the vehicle for a short distance to ensure whether the arms are locked with the help of a force and that the pads are correctly in place, before lifting the vehicle.

We’ve also received numerous reports of lifts collapsing due to from anchor bolts ripping from weak concrete. Lift installers should be proficient and flooring should be of a sufficient strength. If there isn’t any proof of the flooring’s specifications A set of test holes might require to be made and an experts’ opinions obtained. One method by which companies can be sure that a lift has been put in properly is to use experts in installation who are certified.