(3) An automotive lift purchased after December 28, 1974, shall have affixed to it a
permanent tag showing the name of the manufacturer, model number, serial number, and
(4) An automotive lift purchased before December 28, 1974, shall be equipped with
a permanent tag showing the name of the manufacturer and its rated capacity. Where this
information is not available, an outside source knowledgeable in automotive lifts shall be
used to determine the rated capacity. The capacity shall be permanently labeled on the
(5) An automotive lift shall not be used to lift more than its rated capacity.
History: 1979 AC; 2013 AACS.
Editor's Note: An obvious error in R 325.51880 was corrected at the request of the promulgating
agency, pursuant to Section 56 of 1969 PA 306, as amended by 2000 PA 262, MCL 24.256. The rule
containing the error was published in Michigan Register, 2013 MR 10. The memorandum requesting the
correction was published in Michigan Register, 2013 MR 21.
R 408.17252 Automotive lift; inspections.
Rule 7252. (1) Wire rope used on a mechanical-type lift shall be inspected as
prescribed in R 408.17232(3).
(2) Effective December 31, 1976, the following items shall be inspected and the
inspections shall be repeated not less than annually thereafter:
the bolster, bolster connections, lifting arms and pads, lift control devices, oil
reservoir level, cylinder packing, and all other critical components. Defects shall be
repaired before the hoist is returned to service.
History: 1979 AC.
R 408.17253 Automotive lift; color coding obstructions or hazards in
work area; vehicle positioning means; corrosive protective methods.
Rule 7253. (1) Fixed obstructions, protrusions, and other tripping or stumbling-
type hazards located in the work area of a lift shall be color-coded as prescribed in
rule 18 of General Industry Safety Standard, Part 1. General Provisions being R
408.10018 of the Michigan Administrative Code.
(2) Vehicle positioning means, such as locating ribs, positioning dishes, or
floor markings, shall be used with frame axle engaging lifts.
(3) A hydraulic automotive lift cylinder installed underground in a fixed
position after the effective date of this amendment shall be protected from possible
catastrophic failure by electrolytic corrosion at the bottom of the cylinder. At least l
effective means, such as 1 of the following corrosive protective methods, shall be
used to protect the cylinder:
(a) The cylinder bottom shall be imbedded in concrete to a depth of not less than 3
inches and with not less than a 1-inch wall thickness.
(b) A square plate which is not less than 1/2 inch greater in diameter than the
cylinder bottom and which is thicker than the cylinder wall shall be continuously welded
to the cylinder bottom.