Are Thorough Examinations or Inspections of Vehicle Lifts the Same as Routine Maintenance?

Some people believe because they have statutory inspections carried out on their vehicle lifts they do not require maintenance.  This is not correct.  The following text is an excerpt from HSE guide INDG4222 which clearly states that routine maintenance is essential for continued safe use of equipment.

"Routine maintenance typically involves checking and replacing worn or damaged parts, lubrication, replacing time-expired components, topping up fluid levels, and making routine adjustments.  This is to ensure the equipment continues to operate as intended, and risks associated with wear or deterioration are avoided.

Thorough examination may indicate areas of poor maintenance, but is not intended to replace it.  You should not wait for the results of a thorough examination before carrying out maintenance on your lifting equipment.  Maintenance is a requirement under PUWER and applies to all work equipment including lifting equipment."

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Serving the automotive trade as we have for 37 years means that we at Gott Technical Services have a great wealth of expertise when it comes to looking after vehicle lifts.  Our engineers have many years' experience of installing, maintaining, and repairing vehicle lifts of all makes and sizes.

Our range of services include:

  • Installation
  • Relocation
  • Inspection
  • Maintenance
  • Rope replacement
  • Levelling
  • Load testing

Our engineers receive manufacturer, in-house and on-site training and are all Garage Equipment Association (GEA) Lift Engineer accredited.  This accreditation means that as well as benefiting from many years practical experience our engineers have written proof that they are competent to carry out vehicle lift installation, inspection and maintenance work.

We can carry out one-off visits or as most of our clients prefer, we can provide a maintenance contract tailored to suit your requirements.  We also provide Lift Operator instruction in safe use of vehicle lifts to assist you in ensuring your team understand their responsibilities when operating vehicle lifts.

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If you are interested in requesting an engineer to attend your vehicle lifts please click here.

For further information about what is required to keep two and four post lifts maintained please watch our 'tongue-in-cheek' but informative video by clicking here.