The LEEA is actively involved in all aspects of the industry, promoting the highest technical and safety standards and representing the interests of our Members worldwide.
Below is a list of some of the key areas that we operate in:
- Training services
- Examination and licensing system
- Official industry representation
- Technical support
- Health and safety
- Standards setting
Our Members benefit from both practical and distance learning training courses ensuring they operate to stringent technical, legal and safety standards. We also have a dedicated training centre at our head office in Huntingdon.
Find out more about our flexible and comprehensive range of cost-effective training services by clicking here.
In the absence of an official licensing system, we developed our own widely respected examination qualifications which have now run successfully for over 50 years.
Our practical and distance learning courses cover all aspects of the testing and examining of lifting equipment, leading to specialist LEEA examinations, with successful candidates awarded diplomas in their chosen subjects.
Taken together with other qualifications, training and experience, holders of a diploma can qualify for the LEEA TEAM card showing that they have the required level of competence in their particular field. Click here to view information about the TEAM card.
We are the industry voice for our Members and represent the lifting equipment industry at the highest levels, including UK, European and international standards organisations, government departments, the UK Health and Safety Executive and certification bodies.
The LEEA produces a number of publications, including our own Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Lifting Equipment (COPSULE). This code is recommended by the UK Health and Safety Executive and is generally accepted as the most authoritative source of information on specifying, using and maintaining lifting equipment. Click here to go to the publications page.
Our technical library provides a unique source of information on all aspects of the design, manufacture, testing, examination, certification and supply of lifting equipment, as well as its servicing and safe use.
In addition, our highly knowledgeable and experienced technical officers are available to provide Members with technical consultancy and advice services, as well as regular updates on a range of issues from new standards and regulations through to warnings about dangerous equipment.
For over half a century, we have 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. We also play an active role in legislative developments.
The Association is keen to ensure the highest standards of health and safety in our industry, and we liaise closely with the UK Health and Safety Executive and other safety organisations.
The Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Lifting Equipment, published by the Lifting Engineers, sells worldwide and is the most up to date and authoritative source of information and advice available.
We work hard to promote our Members’ commercial efforts, including organising and hosting the prestigious annual LiftEx trade exhibition. Click here for more information about LiftEx.