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

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

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

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

Are you ready for Brexit?  

It is essential that operations in the lifting industry stay on top of Brexit developments, says Ross Moloney, CEO of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). In a year completely dominated by Covid-19, it is easy to forget how all-consuming Brexit was during 2019… that is until recently, as the Free Trade Agreement talks draw […]

30/11/2020 - 18:37 pm

Shaping a new future

Ross Moloney, CEO of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), describes how the world’s leading lifting association tackled the adversity posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and is shaping the way it supports its members going forward.   Not since the ‘financial crash’ of 2007 have events changed plans the way that we have seen this […]

06/10/2020 - 14:29 pm

Zooming back to school  

When the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic struck, people diligently followed lockdown conditions and got to grips with a world turned upside down. Homebound work, shopping, teaching and even entertainment regimes were quickly established, and we soon found communications technology to be a tremendous enabler in getting through the COVID era – Zoom, Whatsapp, Microsoft Teams, Skype, […]

03/09/2020 - 08:35 am

The war not yet won

Our challenge is an eternal one.  The wrestle with gravity. It was here before us, and it will outlive all of us.   I feel a burden of responsibility heading up our 75 year old association. As well as to the current and future membership, the initial aspirations of LEEA’s Founding Fathers weighs heavily on […]

14/07/2020 - 16:00 pm

The strange case of the ubiquitous Cinderella

The nature of the lifting industry is that it is actually a collection of a wide range of specialist industries which coalesce around the single act of fighting gravity. Designers, manufacturers, inspectors, fitters, engineers; the list of front line occupations in our industry goes on and on. Before you even think of the numerous support […]

10/06/2020 - 21:04 pm

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LHI July/August 2021

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