LEEA’s new Regional Council for Australia and New Zealand

On Global Lifting Awareness Day – GLAD2021- (8 July) the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) announced the establishment of a newly formed Regional Council for New Zealand and Australia. It is heralded as an exciting opportunity for the region, as it now has a level of autonomy and direction driven by the Council for the […]

12/07/2021 - 14:08 pm

Determined to raise standards

A requirement for high standards makes us who we are, says Justin Boehm, member engagement manager for Australia at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA).   The way in which the Covid-19 pandemic has affected companies will vary widely depending on the sectors in which they operate.  The fact that we all face different risks […]

22/03/2021 - 22:32 pm

Closer to home

The pandemic has taught us the importance of greater local autonomy says Justin Boehm, member engagement manager for Australia at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). The Covid pandemic continues to dominate the agenda as we start 2021. The good news for our region is that the policy of suppressing the virus is resulting in […]

22/02/2021 - 21:09 pm

Take a load off your mind

Recently I’ve seen a number of issues surrounding compliance with standards and items of equipment, particularly chain slings, which are not being inspected accordingly. In one recent example, a lifting equipment testing and inspection company refused to certify sets of chain slings, which were bought at an auction without any brand markings.  In this case […]

29/09/2020 - 20:26 pm

Zooming into the new normal

Where would we be without technology? It is certainly helping us to cope through this dramatic pandemic. Lockdown changed so much of our everyday lives. Imagine dealing with this 15 years ago without the internet, smart phones, online retail, streaming services and communication technologies such as Zoom. Technology has been an immense ally in helping […]

21/08/2020 - 15:14 pm

#GLAD2020 – celebrate lifting

On Thursday the 9th of July we are celebrating the Global Lifting Awareness Day 2020, or GLAD2020 for short. This is the day the global lifting industry can stand up and be absolutely proud of our achievements. In my years before joining LEEA I was blissfully unaware of the lifting industry, but just 18 months […]

06/07/2020 - 16:27 pm

Help us help our veterans  

Australian Defence Force veterans are ideal candidates for lifting industry employers, says Justin Boehm, Member Engagement Manager for Australia at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). It was great to see LEEA CEO Ross Moloney pay members in Australia and New Zealand another visit during October. One of topics of discussion was the 75:75 military […]

03/12/2019 - 16:51 pm

Supporting Australia’s defence boom

Government investment in the defence sector is creating a substantial domestic end-user market that will increasingly need to call on the support of Australia’s lifting industry. To ensure that the high levels of quality and safety demanded in defence are met, it is crucial that procurement teams in the sector look to LEEA members, says […]

02/10/2019 - 06:27 am

Raising safety issues

Justin Boehm, member engagement manager for Australia at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), examines key safety issues associated with crane lifting in Australia, and key precautions to take to avoid them. Safety is paramount in any lifting operation. Whether you are an operator or a handler, tasks are often very dangerous, and the industry […]

19/08/2019 - 12:40 pm

Does your lifting chain make the grade?

As advancements in the development of lifting chains run ahead of standardisation, it is important to take great care when it comes to sourcing these products, says Justin Boehm, Member Engagement Manager for Australia at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). Lifting chains tend to be more commonly used for lifting goods in Australia than […]

07/06/2019 - 10:52 am

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LHA May/June 2022

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