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

Leadership and learning  

Ross Moloney, CEO of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), on taking legislative and best practice knowhow in lifting industry sector to educate end users. In the speech he never got to make in Dallas on 22 November 1963, US President John F Kennedy would say that leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. He […]

27/04/2021 - 13:36 pm

Glad to be raising awareness through social media  

Ross Moloney, CEO of The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) encourages the lifting industry to shout out from the laptops about our vital sector.   Some industries are essential and commonplace yet, despite existing in plain sight, there is little or no perception of them among the wider world. The Lifting Sector is a good […]

05/03/2021 - 13:09 pm

Train Like a Champion

Training, especially on heavy-duty brakes and components, is now more important than ever, says Joel Cox, president at Pintsch Bubenzer USA.   I know that Ross Moloney, CEO, Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), based a column in this magazine recently on a quote from a heavyweight boxer, but I want to share another one that’s […]

05/03/2021 - 13:06 pm

Is the flash on?

Operating in the blind is problematic—anywhere. That’s the view of Chris Machut, CEO at crane camera company Netarus LLC.   As I wrote in a recent blog for my company’s new thought leadership platform (I repeated the message in our podcast too), cameras are not only tower crane products. I also debunked another misnomer that […]

21/01/2021 - 15:23 pm

The International language of lifting

Ross Moloney, LEEA CEO, on the emergence of more agile, efficient, international and ultimately supportive organisations in 2021.   There’s a lot of talk about the future of work post Covid restrictions: will there be more people working from their home offices? How will we be connecting with the rest of the world? The pandemic […]

21/01/2021 - 15:07 pm

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LHI June 2021

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