29/06/2012 - 12:55 pm

LEEA names chairman of examination and qualification committee


Oliver Auston, managing director of Checkmate Lifting and Safety, has been chosen as the new chair of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association’s (LEEA) examination and qualification committee. Reporting to the board of the LEEA, the committee is responsible for guiding the development of the association’s training, examination and qualification provision.

“I am looking forward to taking on this important position and working alongside my peers in the industry,” said Auston. “Sometimes in life and in business you have to stand up and be counted and create positive change through hard work and involvement, not sideline critique.”

Geoff Holden, chief executive of the LEEA, said: “We are pleased to welcome Oliver as chair of the committee. I am sure that his energy and enthusiasm will be a vital ingredient as we continue to improve and expand our range of qualifications.”

Over recent years, the LEEA’s training portfolio for lifting equipment engineers has expanded rapidly. Alongside its long-established distance learning courses, the association also provides its members with hands-on, practical training on the test and examination of overhead lifting equipment. These courses can be held either at a purpose-designed training centre in Huntingdon, or suitable premises worldwide. Every year, hundreds of engineers take the LEEA’s industry-recognised Diploma examinations.

Kent-based Checkmate Lifting and Safety LLP was founded in 1987. Initially a market leader in the manufacture of textile lifting and lashing products, the company is also fast becoming one of the most admired designers and manufacturers of height safety equipment in the world.

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