Lifting Equipment Engineers Association
Arbil are one of the founder memebers of the LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association), the trade association that governs the lifting equipment industry. The LEEA is essentially a technically orientated association, it aims to provide members with a source of technical information and a means of authoritative representation.
Its objectives are:
All members are required to conform to documented technical requirements which set stringent standards for equipment, personnel, procedures and records. Applicants for membership are subjected to technical audit and must conform with the requirements before being accepted into full membership.
Besides setting high standards of quality in lifting equipment and its servicing, the Association is also keen to ensure safety in use. Thus, close liaison with the Health and Safety Executive and other safety organisations is evident in the activities of the Association.
Throughout its existence, the Association has been deeply involved in the preparation and implementation of British, International and European Standards through membership of the British Standards Institution committees and similar bodies. It is also active in the legislative field.
Training and Qualifications
UK legislation has long required lifting equipment to be tested and examined before first use and examined periodically throughout its life by a competent person and there are similar requirements in the new generation of legislation based on European Directives. In the absence of an official licensing system the Association developed its own examination qualifications for the Tester and Examiner and these have run for over 45 years. There is also a Registration Scheme for qualified personnel.
The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association provides training courses for member personnel in general lifting gear, manual and power operated lifting machines, runways and light crane structures, and covers all aspects from evaluating design, through manufacture, assembly, testing, examination and certification. The courses also include considerations of safety in use and legal requirements.
Technical Support for Members
Full time staff and an elected Technical Committee supported by a reference library of standards and other material plus contacts with other organisations enable the Association to give considerable support to its members in dealing with both day to day problems and more fundamental questions
Benefits of Using Membership Companies
When dealing with member companies the user can be confident that he is dealing with organisations that are capable and have adequate facilities for the work they undertake and that the personnel concerned are qualified to do their jobs.
(To visit the LEEA website please click the logo at the top of the page)