Lifting end user burden of responsibility

It is vital that mangers in end user sectors understand the consequences of non-compliance with lifting regulations and their responsibilities says Justin Boehm, member engagement manager for Australia at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). Safety is paramount in any lifting operation because, whether you are an operator or a handler, tasks are often very […]

15/06/2021 - 20:49 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

A clear vision for Australasian lifting  

Steven Flint, founder and CEO of The Rigging Shed in Western Australia, will be speaking for the members as he takes his place on the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) Board as Regional Director – Australia. In 1992 I travelled to the UK and worked for Bristol Wire Rope – then a Bridon company, where […]

07/12/2020 - 11:16 am

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

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

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

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

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LHA July/August 2021

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