Critical steps to safely lifting heavy duty work vehicles

Through its research, Stertil-Koni, a leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts (, has found that there are seven key steps that fleets and transit authorities should observe prior to lifting heavy duty work vehicles in commercial maintenance facilities.

"When it comes to using heavy duty vehicle lifts, safety is paramount," says Dr. Jean DellAmore, a lift industry veteran and Stertil-Koni president. "That's why we strongly recommend a disciplined approach to ensure top performance and complete operator safety in all heavy duty vehicle maintenance facilities."

The seven critical safety steps are outlined in a whitepaper from Stertil-Koni that can be found within's Media Center at:

"Safe lifting should always be a top priority," DellAmore stresses. "It helps service technicians perform regular maintenance more easily, thereby ensuring the longevity of vehicles and equipment. 

"A well-designed lifting system also reduces downtime and contributes to a safer and more efficient working environment."