Standard Wheelchair Lift Inspection Checklist
NOTE: For DOT Public Use Lifts.
The following procedure requires checking equipment on the vehicle while the vehicle is in gear and the parking brake is released. A qualified vehicle operator is needed inside the vehicle at the driver's station. A second qualified operator is required outside the vehicle to operate the Wheelchair Lift. To avoid injury only use this checklist on 403/404 compliant lifts.
Chock the vehicle wheels. All Lifts:
Release the vehicle brakes and shift the vehicle into gear. Try to open the Lift Access Door and unfold the Lift platform.
The Lift platform must not unfold from the stowed position when the vehicle is set to move under its own power.
Shift the vehicle back to Park or Neutral & set the brakes. Open the Lift Access Door & unfold the Lift platform to the vehicle floor level. Try to release the vehicle brakes and shift the vehicle into gear.
The vehicle must not be able to move when the Lift platform is deployed.
While the Lift operator is in the bus, lower the platform down so that the Lift platform is approxi- mately 2" below the vehicle floor.
Measure the threshhold area to make sure that it is at least 18" deep.
Step onto the middle of the threshhold area.
The visual and audible warnings must activate & remain activated until you step off of the threshhold area and back on the vehicle floor.
Make sure that the Lift platform lights are illuminated.
Raise the Lift platform to the vehicle floor and make sure that the Inboard Roll-stop has completely bridged onto the threshold area (see diagram).
Outboard Roll Stop
While standing on the threshold the Inboard Roll-stop must not raise when you press the down button.
While standing on the lift platform the Platform must not fold when you press the fold button.
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