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

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

How to find your perfect lifting partner

Ross Moloney, CEO of Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), on the importance of finding your perfect lifting partner – one on which you can rely, have assurance that they will deliver and, above all, be safe. Successful partnerships move the world forward and nowhere more so than in engineering. Just look at aircraft from Concorde […]

15/08/2023 - 16:58 pm

Lifting is a people business

Ross Moloney, CEO of Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), is encouraged by how our industry is coming together to address the skills shortage challenge. A list of ingredients is stirring up a skills shortage stew that is exerting a considerable toll on organisations around the world. In the UK, for example, the Recruitment & Employment […]

18/07/2023 - 15:10 pm

Addressing apprenticeship delivery  

Kat Moss, chairman of the LEEA board, explains the challenges behind delivering the Level 3 Lifting Equipment Technician apprenticeship standard in England from her view as chairman of the trailblazer group, and why the Association will be looking at ways to make it easier to access. I have been working on developing the Apprenticeship Standard […]

06/06/2023 - 13:50 pm

Globally closer  

Ross Moloney, CEO of Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), looks at how Regional Councils are building momentum behind LEEA’s global approach. Winning the argument for high quality practices and equipment across the globe, and in all supply chains, is a key aim for LEEA. Through establishing Regional Councils to take control over directing LEEA operations […]

09/05/2023 - 13:32 pm

Aiming for zero accidents and injuries

Ross Moloney, CEO of Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), makes a rallying call for achieving zero accidents and injuries from working at height. Safety underpins everything LEEA has been doing throughout its history and will continue to do going forward, with zero accidents and injuries from working at height being our prime goal. Rather than […]

11/04/2023 - 16:42 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

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

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

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