Helping you ensure the safe design, installation, and compliance of automotive lift products.

MET has the capabilities to test and certify lifts, wheel balancers, alignment tools, and any electrical tool used in a shop. MET Laboratories is accredited by the Automotive List Institute (ALI) as an inspection body to perform full safety certification on vehicle lifts for the USA and Canada.

All 50 states require that installed vehicle lifts meet the Automotive Lift Construction, Testing and Validation (ALCTV) safety standards issued by the American National Standards Institution (ANSI) and ALI. In order for a list to be certified is must meet the following requirements:

  • All lifts are tested in accordance to the American National Standard “Automotive Lifts – Safety Requirements for Construction, Testing, and Validation” ANSI/ALI ALCTV
  • Lift models must be listed by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) in accordance with ANSI/UL 201 for the United States and CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 68 for Canada
  • Regular surveillance and plant inspections  to ensure that the Authorized Production Facility (APF) meets the quality control requirements set in the Program Procedural Guide
  • All manufacturer-provided instructions, manuals, and operator safety documents follow the requirements of the Program Procedural Guide.
ANSI/ALI ALCTV:2017

On January 24, 2017 ANSI approved the 2017 edition of the standard for automotive lifts ANSI/ALI ALCTV:2017. After the July 24, 2018 effective date, only the 2017 edition of ALCTV will be recognized. Lifts that have not been completely re-evaluated to the new standard or evaluated using the Gap Analysis procedure described in PPM-14 (section 3.6) by July 24, 2018 will lose their certification and be removed from the ALI Directory of Certified Automotive Lifts.

Let MET help you in the re-evaluation or Gap Analysis of your lifts to ANSI/ALI ALCTV:2017 and avoid possible loss of certification.

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