Better than good  

Ben Dobbs, head of Technical Services at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) explains how, when it comes to lifting standards worldwide, best practice beats good practice. Applying national legislation is considered good practice and of course must be done. However, applying the LEEA way is considered as best practice, because the Association’s requirements build […]

08/11/2022 - 16:38 pm

Innovators only

New products lift us up and we must show a constant bias towards innovation, says Steve Napieralski, president at Oz Lifting.   You’ll hear it said a lot at my company, “I’m just thinking aloud here…”. And I like to see it. Innovation is a cornerstone of growth, but a business can’t continue to innovate […]

27/09/2022 - 14:20 pm

Renewed energy

Ross Moloney, CEO at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), discusses a fascinating presentation on the energy the landscape and the opportunities that new projects are creating for the Lifting Industry. Energy security is high on everyone’s agenda and is set to be so for some time to come, with disrupted supplies due to the […]

27/09/2022 - 14:15 pm

Return to the stage

Welcoming the return of live performances, Ross Moloney, CEO at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), spotlights the crucial role that lifting performs in the Entertainment Industry The sun is out and the festival season is off to a start with events to suit every taste happening round the world – including the return of […]

17/08/2022 - 21:14 pm

The Magic 8-Ball

Never have we faced so many contrary and unknown forces, and it’s made for some awkward cueing, says Doug Stitt, president and CEO at The Caldwell Group Inc. “Doug, your next column is due,” the editor said. “Can you do something on the state of the market, please?” So, I’ve chalked up, white ball up […]

17/08/2022 - 21:11 pm

Components for the W

Manufacturers of ancillary equipment have a big role to play at Global Lifting Awareness Day, says Joel Cox. I was at the Cleanpower show in San Antonio, Texas last month (May) when a group of young people, each with a big ‘W’ on their tops, came over to our exhibit. They were unmistakably students at […]

05/07/2022 - 15:40 pm

What’s behind the audit that earns a LEEA badge?  

Ross Moloney, CEO at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), gives an impression of the rigorous LEEA audit process that ensures the Association badge upholds its ‘gold standard’ reputation. In my previous column I commented on the need for companies to ‘trust in experts’. Carrying a LEEA badge is good sign to easily identify an […]

05/07/2022 - 15:35 pm

Christmas Came Early

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as an emphatic return to in-person networking proves, says Steve Napieralski, president at Oz Lifting.   Are you ready for Christmas? You should be. Jane and I have already got our stockings hanging above the cabin fireplace. And we’re not the only ones. The world’s logistics nightmare […]

24/05/2022 - 12:59 pm

GLAD2022 – it’s all about the industry

Ross Moloney, CEO of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), looks forward to #GLAD2022, when the Lifting Industry will unite to broadcast its value.   The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) and its members are proud to support Global Lifting Awareness Day (GLAD), which this year will take place on 7 July 2022. #GLAD2022 will […]

24/05/2022 - 12:53 pm

Ask an expert  

It’s time to start seeking experts again, says Ross Moloney, CEO of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). During the lockdowns I resorted to domestic haircuts, in common I suspect with many others. An uneven fringe is a small inconvenience during a period when access to many of the usual services we took for granted […]

12/04/2022 - 14:32 pm

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LHI May 2023

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