13/07/2023 - 06:15 am
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#GLAD23 Global Lifting Awareness Day is here

Powered by LEEA and supporting organisations, #GLAD is now a widely celebrated day where manufacturers, suppliers, and end users are among those sharing material that promotes safe and high-quality load lifting.

Yesterday no fewer than 10 UK Members of Parliament attended  LEEA event at the Jubilee Room in Westminster, which served as the unofficial launch for today’s #GLAD2023.

You can still get involved by adding the #GLAD23 hashtag to your social media posts, videos, articles, and in-person activity today. You can visit the GLAD website – www.globalliftingawarenessday.com – where information about apprenticeships, military recruitment, diversity, sustainability, and technology has been posted during previous years – and follow today’s schedule of events starting at 10am BST.

  • 10:00 – Digital Roundtable -Discussing the digital future of the industry (free to all – check back here for the video link on the day)
  • 11:15 – Launch of new LEEA online training course – Supporting Structures (LEEA members and ITS)
  • 11:30 – Guidance video on BS 7121 series of standards (free to all – check back here for the video link on the day)
  • 12:30 LEEA Technical Forum – (LEEA members in-person attendance)
  • 14:00 – Presentation on Lifting Equipment Technician End Point Assessment (free to all – check back here for the video link on the day)
  • 15:00 – Accredited Training Scheme Webinar (LEEA Members)
  • 16:00 – Presentation from LEEA charity of the year (free to all – check back here for the video link on the day)
  • 16:30 – Launch of LEEA Connect app 2.0

Ross Moloney, CEO at LEEA, said,  “The energy building behind this year’s Global Lifting Awareness Day that suggest it will be the most widely supported and impactful ever. The concept has successfully spanned the Covid19 era, reiterating the fact that lifting remains both ubiquitous and essential in keeping all kinds of operations going, irrespective of pandemics and economic conditions.”

He added: “Fighting gravity is inherently dangerous and getting it wrong can lead to accident, injury, and even fatality. That makes it an extremely important, challenging, and rewarding sector to work in, which is just one of the messages we’re encouraging people to promote.”

Celebrate the lifting industry today – include the #GLAD2023 hashtag. For more information visit the #GLAD2023 website at:  globalliftingawarenessday.com.

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