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

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

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

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

The apprenticeship our industry needs is here

The new apprenticeship scheme for lifting equipment engineers, now ‘live’ in England, is based firmly around the needs and expectations of the industry and those going into it says, Ross Moloney, CEO of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), and chair of the Association, Kat Moss.   The Lifting Equipment Technician apprenticeship will transform the […]

15/03/2022 - 16:44 pm

The value of apprenticeships

Ross Moloney, CEO of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), looks at the ways apprenticeships offer value to the Lifting industry and to the apprentices themselves. Supply chains emerging from the constraints of the pandemic and its lockdowns are struggling to meet rapid escalations in demand, particularly in terms of having sufficient labour. While the […]

01/12/2021 - 16:02 pm

Gravity defying training

Ross Moloney, CEO of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), explains how investment in new training channels, technologies and culture will help the lifting industry to continue to defy gravity in safety. Why does LEEA exist? Sometimes it’s the simplest questions that can require the most thought. Having pondered on this one recently, I believe […]

12/10/2021 - 14:15 pm

GLAD Reflections

Ross Moloney, CEO of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) was GLAD to see people from around the world telling their stories of what attracts them to the lifting industry, how they got here and what makes them proud about it. On Thursday 8 July 2021, social media channels such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok […]

08/09/2021 - 12:00 pm

New Issue

LHI October 2022

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