AMTIL, the Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Ltd, has announced the appointment of experienced industry executive Lorraine Maxwell (Chiroiu) as CEO, following the retirement of outgoing CEO Shane Infanti after 25 years at the helm. Maxwell comes with a wealth of experience in an industry membership peak body and the not-for-profit sector, having spent the past […]

15/04/2024 - 11:32 am

IPAF guidance on avoiding power lines

Comprehensive new guidance outlining key principles and ways to reduce risks when using mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) in the vicinity of power lines, with the aim of helping to reduce electrocution and electric shock incidents, was launched by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), as part of its High Voltage! targeted global safety campaign, […]

03/04/2023 - 09:49 am

Ai Group latest Skills Survey a ‘call to arms’

“An Ai Group skills survey – Listening to Australian businesses on skills and workforce needs – sounds yet another alarm on the skills shortages and gaps plaguing the Australian economy,” Innes Willox chief executive of the national employer association Ai Group said today. “Our survey of close to 350 business leaders from a wide range […]

17/11/2022 - 14:24 pm

Signs of manufacturing slowing in August

The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) dropped 3.2 points to 49.3 in August, indicating a slight contraction (readings below 50 points indicate contraction in activity, with lower results indicating a faster rate of contraction). This is the first time the index has contracted since January 2022 following the Omicron outbreak. […]

01/09/2022 - 12:31 pm

New courses fulfil LEEA training ambition

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) will be launching a new suite of training courses over the next six months. As part of the Association’s Academy 2.0 Project, EUG (End User Guidance) will be the first course to arrive, on 7 July 2022  – Global Lifting Awareness Day #GLAD2022. EUG will be available via LEEA’s […]

26/06/2022 - 14:56 pm

New web site launched for GLAD 2022

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, and encourages organisations and individuals to share any content they are producing or events they are hosting for adding to the new dedicated website for #GLAD2022, which […]

22/04/2022 - 09:30 am

Ai Group welcomes Federal interest in Australian industry

Innes Willox, chief executive of the national employer association, Ai Group, said today (1 Feb), “Both the Prime Minister in today’s National Press Club address and the Leader of the Opposition’s speech last week, showed renewed interest in the development of Australian industry in the lead-up to the federal election,” “These are welcome indications that […]

01/02/2022 - 12:14 pm

Smart technology on LEEA’s new TEAM Card

This year, the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) will be replacing all existing TEAM Cards with an enhanced version. The new TEAM Card will enhance security, provide instantly verifiable data when required, and will be instantly updated by the LEEA team when changes occur – for example, when new qualifications are added, new validation dates, […]

18/01/2022 - 13:48 pm

Genie’s De Kluijver joins the IPAF board

Jacco de Kluijver, the vice president of sales and marketing EMEARI at Terex Aerial Work Platforms (Genie), has been seconded to the board of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). De Kluijver has a wealth of experience in powered access, making his entry to the industry with HDW Nederland, Genie’s importer for the Netherlands, in […]

18/01/2022 - 13:25 pm

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