The cut of one’s jib

As we continue to innovate as an industry, we can’t forget to present only the right tool for the job at hand, says Steve Napieralski, president at Oz Lifting. The good news is that, as the lifting industry has innovated, supply chain representatives and end users have realised that such ingenuity leads to productivity and […]

08/09/2021 - 12:04 pm

GLAD Reflections

Ross Moloney, CEO of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) was GLAD to see people from around the world telling their stories of what attracts them to the lifting industry, how they got here and what makes them proud about it. On Thursday 8 July 2021, social media channels such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok […]

08/09/2021 - 12:00 pm

Can AGVs answer skill shortage?  

UK forklift operator crisis is helping drive up sales of automated handling solution says Paul Freeman head of Logistics Solutions at Toyota Material Handling UK.   According to Toyota Material Handling UK, an ‘exceptional’ shortage of forklift drivers is prompting more and more UK companies to adopt automated materials handling equipment (MHE) to optimise the […]

29/07/2021 - 14:01 pm

Reality Check

We’ve got to accept that the current economic climate will endure and price alterations are just one necessity, says Doug Stitt, president and CEO, The Caldwell Group Inc.   I’ve been asked a lot recently how business is post pandemic, but it’s naive to suggest that we can only see Covid in our rear-view mirrors. […]

22/07/2021 - 07:41 am

Safe lifting in ports and at sea  

Ross Moloney, CEO of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) on raising awareness of lifting responsibilities in wet logistics operations.   Lifting equipment plays a vital role throughout the world of what might be termed ‘wet logistics’. Across maritime and port operations, where smooth operation depends on being able to lift, reliability leading to minimised […]

22/07/2021 - 07:35 am

Industry’s Lift Plan

As we raise the profile of our industry, we must continue to elevate safety standards, says Joel Cox. Last year I gave the inaugural Global Lifting Awareness Day my full support and, once again, I will join my colleagues and wider industry in raising the profile of the crane, hoist and rigging sector when #GLAD2021 […]

22/06/2021 - 14:25 pm

The lifting industry needs you

Graduates and military veterans can bring a broad range of skill sets to the Lifting Industry, says Ross Moloney, CEO of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). Many industries have a skills shortage and this is something that has to be solved to keep the economy growing. In our sector it is a subject we […]

08/06/2021 - 15:23 pm

Making lifting safer with innovation

Innovation and digitalisation will make our industry safer and more efficient, pandemic or not, says Robert Desel, CEO at The Crosby Group. Covid has been, without question, one of the most disruptive events in our history from both a personal and a business perspective. While many of the challenges that Covid presented were new, our […]

25/05/2021 - 14:41 pm

Workplace safety – the wider benefits

Martin McVicar managing director of Combilift outlines the importance of developing a safety culture and choosing the correct equipment in modern warehousing and manufacturing facilities. Ensuring the safest possible working environment doesn’t just mean adhering to statutory guidelines; creating and promoting a safety strategy across the workforce encourages a culture of vigilance which ensures that […]

25/05/2021 - 14:09 pm

Success by association

You can’t have too many friends in high places, says Steve Napieralski, president at Oz Lifting. But you have to choose your memberships carefully, he warns. Most people are familiar with trade shows: the large convention centres, happy hours for mingling, and many hours exchanging handshakes (now elbow bumps) and business cards, but others are […]

27/04/2021 - 13:40 pm

New Issue

LHI September 2021

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