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Safety # 3 Vehicle Lifting

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Safety # 3 Vehicle Lifting

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  1. Safety # 3Vehicle Lifting Series of Safety Presentations include: 1 = Facility 2 = Shop Equipment + Tools 3 = Vehicle Lifting 4 = Personal Protective Equipment 5 = Fire Safety + Hazmat


  3. Hydraulic Floor Jacks • Be careful to lift at manufacturer’s recommended locations only. • The jack must be able to roll as the vehicle rises, or the jack pad may slip! • Always use jack stands to support the vehicle after lifting.

  4. Hydraulic Jack andSafety Stand Safety • Never attempt to lift something heavier than the jack is designed for. • Be sure the jack lift pad is under the specified vehicle lift point. • Position the safety stands under a strong chassis member. • The safety stand legs must contact the floor evenly. • Remove the jack after the vehicle is sitting on the safety stands.

  5. Knowledge Check • True or False: You should support a vehicle by only a hydraulic jack? • FALSE • True or False: ALWAYS use jack stands when supporting a vehicle. • TRUE • True or False: Always store a floor jack handle in the upright position so that nobody can trip over the handle. • TRUE


  7. Lift Safety (cont’d) • Always follow the lift guide and vehicle manufacturer’s service information when lifting a vehicle. • Ensure proper contact between the lift and the vehicle. • Lift the vehicle about six inches, shake, and recheck contact points.

  8. Vehicle LiftsWheel Contact

  9. Various Drive on lifts


  11. Can work for extra storage


  13. Lifting a Vehicle Safely • Follow vehicle manufacturer’s recommended lift points. • Use lift manufacturer’s precautions for use. • Have the instructor check the position of the rack pads.

  14. Vehicle Lifts Electric or hydraulic • Frame contact

  15. Lift Safety • Be sure the lift is completely lowered. • Do not run into or over the lift arms. • Be sure the lift pads contact the specified vehicle lift points. • Close the doors and trunk lid. • After the vehicle is raised, be sure the safety mechanism is engaged.

  16. Symmetric or Asymmetric?

  17. Make sure this does not happen to you – ASK YOUR INSTRUCTOR -

  18. Make sure this does not happen to you – ASK YOUR INSTRUCTOR -

  19. Make sure this does not happen to you – ASK YOUR INSTRUCTOR -

  20. Make sure this does not happen to you – ASK YOUR INSTRUCTOR -

  21. Make sure this does not happen to you – ASK YOUR INSTRUCTOR -

  22. Make sure you are going straight onto the lift

  23. Have someone guide you to the right spot – is it centered?

  24. Stop where the lift arms can reach

  25. Make sure the lift arms can reach the vehicle – extend or retract if necessary

  26. On taller vehicles you may need to extend or use the higher lift pad

  27. Make sure the lift pad is locked!

  28. Find the lift points on the vehicle

  29. Can the arms reach the vehicle lift points properly?

  30. Make sure you use the proper lift points

  31. Check around the vehicle first! YELL “CLEAR” before you raise the vehicle. When the lift contacts the vehicle - STOP

  32. Check to make sure you are not causing damage!

  33. Use the body lip if necessary to prevent damage

  34. IF the lift is positioned properly, SLOWLY raise the vehicle 6” then STOP!

  35. Raise it only about 6” and then check to make sure the lift is properly set

  36. Lifting a Vehicle Safely(continued) • Shake the vehicle as soon as the wheels leave the floor. Make sure the vehicle is stable. • After the vehicle is raised, lower to engage a safety stop. • Be aware of the vehicle’s center of gravity

  37. Don’t forget to look up!

  38. It better be right before you get under the vehicle!

  39. When the proper height is reached lower the vehicle onto the mechanical locks


  41. You might be using jacks or stands

  42. When you want to lower the vehicle back onto the ground – Check around the vehicle first! YELL “CLEAR” before you raise the vehicle raise it off the locks

  43. SLOWLY lower the vehicle – CHECK to make sure you are not crushing something!

  44. When on the ground – clear the arms from the vehicle path

  45. Have someone guide you OUT of the bay – go SLOW – BE CAREFUL

  46. Knowledge Check • Technician A uses safety stands when removing large components from a hoisted vehicle. Technician B always lowers the vehicle on the mechanical locks after lifting the vehicle to proper working height. Who is correct? • Technician A only • Technician B only • Both Technicians A and B • Neither Technician A nor B • C = Both Technicians