Auto repair is a popular and lucrative profession– there are more than 700,000 mechanics in the United States today. However, the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (USBLS) states that our industry is 14 times more likely to suffer injury or fatality in the workplace than the average worker. The USBLS found that in 2005 mechanics and service technicians were fourteenth on the likelihood of workplace fatalities. In USBLS’s latest study, in 2014 to 2016 workplace related fatalities increased by 34%. The scary thing is that there may be unreported instances that increase this statistic drastically. Together, these work related injuries cost auto repair businesses roughly $1,100 per injury and $1.5 million per death.
How can you prevent yourself or your mechanics from assuming additional liability? The answer is actually simpler than you may think. Look towards ALI, also known as the Auto Lift Institute:
ALI founded in 1945 is an auto lift certification group that is currently credentialed by the American National Standards Institute. ALI’s mission is to promote the safe design, construction, installation, inspection, and use of automotive lifts. ALI specializes in certifying people to inspect your lifts. It is recognized by the American National Service Institute as a recommended certification program for you and your lifts. It would save you on insurance and keep your customers vehicles and you safe from any accidents.
Getting your lifts certified and inspected will ensure the safety of you and your mechanics. Allowing for less headaches and potential liability issues.
Contact us for a lift inspection and set up an appointment.