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School | 2 years ago

Who does what to ensure lifting equipment is safe?

by Ben Dobbs, technical manager, LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineering Association) Drawing on the experiences of over 1,000 member companies worldwide, LEEA is well placed to identify common problems and challenges encountered within the global lifting industry. For example, over the past couple o...

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School | 2 years ago

Can your crane still take the strain?

by Geoff Holden, chief executive, LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) Overhead cranes typically serve a long working life, with the majority now designed to operate for between 10 and 20 years. Ultimately, however, all will reach a point at which they are no longer safe to use. In conj...

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School | 3 years ago

ISO9001 poses new challenges for the lifting equipment industry

In the lifting industry and beyond, ISO9001 is widely recognized as the world’s leading quality management system. However, for companies active in the supply of lifting equipment and related services, the latest incarnation of this important benchmark poses some significant new challenges. In pa...

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School | 3 years ago

Choosing the right solution is critical

Correct specification of equipment is clearly an essential element of any safe lifting operation. In practice, however, some employers are still failing to take the steps necessary to ensure this important goal is achieved consistently. For example, last minute attempts to cannibalise general pur...

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School | 4 years ago

ISO sets modern standards for crane inspection

by Denis Hogan, Regional Manager – West, LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) In recent years, there has been growing recognition of the need to implement robust and rigorous procedures to ensure the safety and efficiency of overhead lifting. This extends across a number of different di...

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School | 4 years ago

Help is at hand for overhead lifting operations

One of the most significant trends in the global lifting industry over recent years has been the increasing number of companies based outside the UK that have chosen to adopt LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) as ‘best practice’. Originally introduced in the UK in 1998, ...

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School | 4 years ago

Look below the hook for more efficient overhead lifting

When it comes to overhead lifting, it is perhaps inevitable that attention tends to focus on the most complex and expensive equipment. However, in terms of ensuring both the safety and efficiency of lifting operations, it is important not to overlook more mundane items. A classic example is provi...

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School | 4 years ago

The right approach to written plans for lifting operations

When crane incidents occur, the cause can often be traced back to mistakes made in the planning of the lifting operation. Indeed, rather too frequently, the problem lies in the complete lack of any meaningful planning. Simple, routine lifting operations can be safely carried out without a written...

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