Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) announced it has updated and expanded "Lifting It Right," the vehicle lift safety manual. The first edition sold more than 4 million copies, according to the company's news release.
The second edition of the training tool features new information, photos, and illustrations in a user-friendly format. For the first time, a digital version is also available.
"Lifting It Right" is a guide to the safe operation and basic maintenance of the seven types of vehicle lifts commonly used in North America: inground lifts, two-post lifts, multi-post runway lifts, parallelogram lifts, scissors lifts, low-/mid-rise lifts, and mobile columns. It is a companion to and reinforces the safe lifting practices presented in ALI’s industry-standard Lifting It Right online course.
Working with the lift manufacturers supporting automotive and vehicle lift users throughout North America, the ALI team expanded the manual to provide the latest guidance on lift safety best practices, according to the company. ALI experts wrote new content including a glossary, as well as information on lift capacity, lift inspection, load-holding devices, swing arm restraints, and being a safe lift operator.
The layout of this reference tool for students and professional technicians was redesigned to make it easier to find information. It now features chapters with identifying headers and footers for at-a-glance reference. Side bars call out crucial safety information while new full-color photos and custom drawings by automotive artist Nick Crouch illustrate key points. The softcover second edition has 36 pages, 12 more than the original. The all-new digital edition reflects the same content and layout as the print version, according to ALI.
“Over the last 35 years, 'Lifting It Right' has taught millions of professional technicians, students and at-home mechanics best practices for safely using vehicle lifts, including how to properly lift and lower a vehicle, prepare the service bay, maintain load stability and take care of their lifts,” said R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman, ALI president. “Our safety manual is used in vocational schools, car dealerships, independent shops and at home to help keep people safe when working on cars and trucks. We’re proud to offer a completely updated manual with all the latest guidance to train the next generation of lift operators.”