What Global Lifting Awareness day (GLAD 2020) is about?
GLAD2020 is an initiative to grow awareness about elevating standards throughout the global lifting industry and to end-user markets. The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is inviting its members to take part in the campaign by promoting the day on their social media channels using the hashtag #GLAD2020
The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), has listed four key objectives which lifting industry is trying to promote and achieve through this day:
- Where is the next generation of the workforce going to come from?
- Remind end users that high-value matters.
- Remind stakeholders and health and safety officials that the lifting industry matters.
- COVID-19: celebrate and highlight the successes of industry players.
“GLAD on July 9 will be a very important day for the global Lifting Industry,” said LEEA CEO Ross Moloney. “All too often our industry is hidden, ignored or unrecognised by end users and certainly by some of the supply chains that we serve. GLAD is about getting the whole industry and the associated supply chains to recognise the importance of high standards in lifting, the significance of quality and how to ensure lifting best practice.”
What is LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association)?
Founded in 1944 in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, UK LEEA is globally recognised trade association for all those involved in the design, manufacture, hire, repair, refurbishment, maintenance and use of lifting equipment.
LEEA is the respected and authoritative representative body for our Members who work in every aspect of the industry, from examination, design, manufacture, refurbishment and repair, through to the hire, maintenance and use of lifting equipment.
The association has played a key role in this specialised field for over half a century, from training and standards setting through to health and safety, the provision of technical and legal advice and the development of examination and licensing systems.
LEEA has over 1100 members operating in 85 countries around the world with representation at the highest levels across a range of both public and private bodies, including various government departments, as well as nationally and internationally recognised professional and technical institutions.
The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association is well known and highly regarded across the globe both within the industry and with end users, who are increasingly expecting LEEA membership from their suppliers.
To become LEEA certified, a company has to go through a thorough application process which includes a face to face technical audit and only after having completed this process, companies are admitted as members of the Association.
At Prolift handling, we are an ISO certified company and proud member of Lifting Equipment Engineers Association. We have beem selling lifting and height safety equipement from a long time now and very well understand the importance of safety standards in this industry.
Prolift supports GLAD 2020 Campaign
As Europe’s leading distributors of Lifting and Material Handling Equipment and active member of LEEA, Prolift handling UK is very keen to support this initiative. We completely agree with message, involved LEEA members and representatives from the wider lifting community are trying to deliver. There is a requisite to make end users aware about what goes on, at the backstage in lifting industry.
At Prolift, We have a no compromise policy when it is about quality and standards of the equipment and would always like to support the campaigns which targets to raise the awareness further.