Flood defences

Honesty remains the best policy, even though people seem more prepared than ever to give the truth scope, observes Steve Napieralski, president at Oz Lifting. Someone was talking to me the other day about sandbagging, a policy of lowering expectations to go above and beyond them when the results are delivered. I’ve also heard countless […]

14/02/2023 - 16:50 pm

Infrastructure Bill won’t bridge all gaps

All industries can’t use the same barometer by which to measure the impact of the US infrastructure bill, says Richard Phillips, mechanical engineer at Casper, Phillips & Associates Inc (CP&A). The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law aims to ease inflationary pressures and strengthen supply chains by making improvements to airports, rail, roads, and ports—with container cranes at […]

17/01/2023 - 16:13 pm

It’s time to train

The time is right to invest in training to ensure excellence and an ability to reap the rewards when the world emerges from the current difficult economic conditions, says Ross Moloney, CEO at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). The world is experiencing all kinds of macro-economic turbulence at the moment. As if the after […]

03/01/2023 - 14:45 pm

Solutions marketing

You can’t lift a load with a logo, says Doug Stitt, president and CEO at The Caldwell Group Inc. We’re all susceptible to marketing messages, especially in the consumer sector, where movie stars can convince you that wearing the same fragrance as them can make you appear as cool, visually appealing, or successful. Clothing companies, […]

20/12/2022 - 13:46 pm

Harnessing Knowledge

Is it important to keep energising and challenging a team with new learning, as a recent safety course reminded Joel Cox of the Dellner Bubenzer Group. There’s something about being suspended in a harness that focusses the mind. Only when reliant upon a safety system is true perspective really gained about how vital it is […]

22/11/2022 - 13:24 pm

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

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LHI March 2024

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