Portable vehicle ramps can cause serious injury or death if they're poor quality or inappropriately used. Make sure you use ramps that meet the mandatory safety standard.
A portable vehicle ramp has incline and a platform that supports a vehicle during maintenance or when it's on display.
A vehicle supported by poor quality portable ramps or poorly set up ramps can fall or roll onto a person working underneath, causing serious injury or death.
- Check that the ramps meet the mandatory safety standard.
- Ramps should be used on a hard level surface, preferably concrete, and always used in pairs.
- Anchoring may be required to prevent the ramps from moving when a vehicle is driven onto them.
- Turn the wheels to a straight ahead position and place the ramps against the tyres so that each ramp is in line with the respective wheel.
- Slowly drive the vehicle onto the ramp platform with guidance from a person outside the vehicle.
- Apply the parking brake and place a chock under at least one of the wheels still on the ground so that the vehicle cannot accidentally roll off the ramps.