I would never dream of going under a car without it adequately supported; axle stands plus wheels, if removed, laid under the sills (rockers).
I have a full set of brake lines plus a serious amount of welding to do on a car that’s currently next in the queue to come into the garage. Not to mention the fact I’ve got to drop the suspension off it.
All of this would be considerably easier if I could get the whole thing into the air. I’ve worked with others who have supported a car on four stands with all four wheels removed but it isn’t something I’ve ever done myself. I have a distant memory of someone once telling me that it wasn’t safe but that may have been folklore as much as actual technically sound advice.
So, my question: four stands, is it considered a safe working practice?