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

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

Making LEEA the industry standard

Three months into the new role of Member Engagement Manager for the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) in Australia and New Zealand, Justin Boehm gives his initial view of the challenges and opportunities facing members and their customers. With little previous exposure to the lifting industry prior to joining LEEA, after a whirlwind first three […]

02/04/2019 - 08:11 am

New Issue

September/October 2020

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