Here come the apprentices  

Ross Moloney, CEO of Lifting Equipment Engineers Association, considers the significance of the first Lifting Technician apprentice undertakes their End Point Assessment (EPA). When the first Level 3 Lifting Equipment Technician apprentice undertakes their End Point Assessment (EPA) at the LEEA workshops in Huntingdon on 15 March 2024, it will represent another big milestone for the […]

16/04/2024 - 17:18 pm

The Only Way is Up

We must continue to train-up our growing community and upkeep the lifting products it uses, says Steve Napieralski, president at Oz Lifting. When the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) launched its fifth Global Lifting Awareness Day campaign (see insert) it also pointed to skills and employment as its #GLAD2024 themes. They’re great pillars for such […]

02/04/2024 - 17:15 pm

Ready for global growth

LEEA is ready to increase its membership and spread best practice even further around the world, explains Ross Moloney, CEO of Lifting Equipment Engineers Association. Having spent the last few years consolidating our membership, so that we currently have over 1000 full members, which are committed to carrying out best practice around the world in […]

05/03/2024 - 15:18 pm

College suite

In the second of a two-part article, Doug Stitt, president and CEO at The Caldwell Group Inc., reminds industry why an educational approach must be taken from shop floor to C-suite. As I wrote in conclusion to this column in the last edition of 2023, I go to the same Company College as a new […]

20/02/2024 - 15:12 pm

Ring true  

AMH calls for improved safety in non-standard lifts: more work is needed to ensure that non-standard lifts are carried out safely. All Material Handling (AMH) believes that too many non-traditional lifts are still taking place using the wrong hoist rings and eyebolts, creating unnecessary safety risks. Peter Brettner, CEO of below-the-hook equipment supplier All Material […]

24/01/2024 - 15:50 pm

Moving forward

Ross Moloney, CEO at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), looks forward to the Association’s 80th year in 2024, which heralds the start of an exciting new era. An immensely successful LiftEx and the LEEA Awards in Liverpool came towards the end of a busy 2023. As LEEA enters into its 80th year in 2024, […]

23/01/2024 - 17:16 pm

Company college

In the first of a two-part article, Doug Stitt, president and CEO at The Caldwell Group Inc, urges industry to take an educational approach to preparing a business for success in the new world. We start on the factory floor. The US, especially, could be better at implementing industrial policy and providing support when it […]

09/01/2024 - 15:25 pm

Forward thinking

The electric overhead travelling crane industry, like the steel sector, must clean up its act when it comes to sustainability, says Joel Cox. Component suppliers can offer a unique and valuable perspective. They get to work in the many different sectors where the products they sell or services they provide are applied. In the morning, […]

21/11/2023 - 16:33 pm

Lifting inspectors can be heroes  

Ross Moloney, CEO of Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), on what makes being a Lifting Inspector a heroic occupation to which the Lifting Equipment Technician apprenticeship opens the door. Lifting Inspectors are in demand wherever lifting equipment is used. This globally recognised occupation is certainly a fulfilling role in anything from manufacturing, logistics, ports and […]

07/11/2023 - 16:38 pm

Building bridges

We’ve got to get better at promoting our industry’s unique selling points, says Steve Napieralski, president at Oz Lifting. We share much in common with other industries, but we should focus more on what sets us apart. Lifting is different – better, even -than many sectors despite the fact that it continues to stay under […]

26/09/2023 - 14:15 pm

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LHI March 2024

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