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

LEEA’s launch pad

As a nine-year tenure on the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) board concludes, it’s time to reflect and give new leadership our full support. I remember the size of the task that faced us nine years ago; it was like standing at the foot of a mountain. Our end goal, as it is today, was […]

21/08/2020 - 15:06 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

Hyper productivity post COVID-19

As Australia and New Zealand poke their heads out from the coronavirus slumber, we’re going to see a decidedly different world than before, says Justin Boehm – LEEA One of the biggest changes we’re seeing has been due to the enforced change in working arrangements – the working from home ‘phenomenon’. Since joining LEEA in […]

29/05/2020 - 15:15 pm

Our land abounds in nature’s gifts

Undoubtedly, Coronavirus has taken a lot from us, but it has also given us an opportunity to create better working and personal lives for ourselves as the ‘new normal’ dawns. It is time to look at this in a positive way. At the time of writing, May has been greeted like a milestone in the […]

29/05/2020 - 14:54 pm

The new COVID world

What we’ve seen over the past few weeks has been eye-opening to say the least. When news broke that we were facing a country in lockdown, LEEA was on the front foot ensuring relevant bodies were aware of our critical importance in keeping lifting operations safe. Having written to all Federal Members of Parliament and […]

27/04/2020 - 23:29 pm

Out of sight, out of mind – until now.

The annual awards dinner held recently after the opening day of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association’s (LEEA) LiftEx trade show provided the first opportunity for many to watch the Think Lifting video. The film is a collaborative work between LEEA and Lift & Hoist International (LHI) magazine, and is intent on promoting the lifting industry […]

27/04/2020 - 18:32 pm

Shock Loading

Rigging gear is particularly vulnerable in the event of shock loading. To begin to understand shock loading, we need to accept the definitions of ‘shock’ (a sudden or surprising event or occurrence) and ‘loading’ (the application of a load or force). Put the two together and we’ve got a scenario where a crane, hoist and […]

03/12/2019 - 16:55 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

New Issue

July/August 2020

In this month's issue