One of the most important labels to look for on a new lift (other than the Rotary Lift label, of course) is a small gold certification label. It is the label placed on a lift by the Automotive Lift Institute.
When this label is on a lift, it means that lift model has been tested by an independent, nationally recognized testing laboratory and has been proven to meet or exceed industry safety and performance standards as laid out in ANSI/ALI ALCTV-2011. It also means that the lift manufacturer’s production facilities have been audited and proven to meet manufacturing standards. Without this label, there is no guarantee that a lift meets accepted safety standards. There are a few testing laboratories that are approved to test lifts, but there is only one organization that certifies and validates the results: the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI).