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Dale W. Soos

Dale W. Soos is an engineering team leader and is the worldwide lead engineer for Intertek's Automotive Lift Testing Program. He is a member of numerous standards writing bodies for ALI, ASME, ASTM, NFPA, and UL including the Standards Technical Panel for ANSI/UL 201 and the Automotive Lift Institute's Safety and Standards Technical Committee. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering technology and is an intern engineer for the state of New York.


Inspecting an Automotive Service Lift

Your day starts with an early morning phone call: "Hi, This is Phil’s Auto Repair on Chestnut Street. What information do you need to have a permit drawn for installing an automotive service lift?” Your first thought, as an electrical inspector, is to ask, "Is it listed?” You are assured it is, so a permit for the installation is filed, and a final inspection is scheduled. When you arrive for the inspection, the building owner proudly shows off his new lift, and points to the "listing” mark on the lift motor.