LEEA Launches New Edition of its Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Lifting Equipment (COPSULE)

LEEA has launched new editions of its Code of Practice and User's Pocket GuideLEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) has launched the eighth edition of its authoritative Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Lifting Equipment (COPSULE), along with a new version of its companion publication, the User’s Pocket Guide to Lifting Equipment. First produced in 1981, COPSULE is written by independent industry experts and is widely regarded as the leading reference document for the selection, operation and maintenance of overhead lifting equipment. Addressing common causes of lifting-related accidents, COPSULE supports safer working practices and provides practical guidance to help staff comply fully with relevant health and safety legislation. Continue reading


WSTDA Elects Directors; Officers Appointed

The members of the Web Sling & Tie Down Association (WSTDA) elected its 2014-2015 Board of Directors at the 2014 Annual Meeting, held May 6-8 in Charleston, SC. The Board of Directors also appointed the association’s Officers for 2014-2015.

Jeff Iden, Cargo Equipment Corporation, Elgin, IL was elected to serve as President of the Association. Iden’s term as president comes on the heels of a successful Annual Meeting with strong attendance. Interest in WSTDA membership remains strong, with a record 126 member companies. Continue reading

IMCA to host Wire Rope Workshop in Amsterdam

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Wire Rope workgroup has held three Wire Rope Workshops, the fourth in the series ‘Optimum System Design for High Value Subsea Construction Ropes’ will be held 18 March 2014 at the Radisson Blu Hotel at Amsterdam Airport.

“Our bi-annual Wire Rope Workshops are proving extremely relevant and interesting. Over 90 attended the last one in Amsterdam in October which focused on the lubrication of high value subsea construction ropes; others have looked at high value wire rope issues, and at non-destructive testing” explains IMCA’s Technical Director, Jane Bugler.

“The March event will embrace the operators’ view of current and future system requirements; the system designer’s approach for wire rope interaction (storage, routing, winches, sheaves and active heave systems); rope qualification methods for specific systems; fully integrated monitoring systems and interaction with rope system; and multi-fail and parallel winch systems in deep water. Continue reading

LEEA Roadshow heads for Bristol

LEEA logoLEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) is hosting another of its popular ‘Lifting the Load – Out on the Road’ Roadshows at the Hilton Hotel in Bristol in the UK, on Tuesday March 18th. Offering expert presentations on the safe and legal use of overhead lifting equipment, as well as an introduction to the work of LEEA and its members, admission to the event is free-of-charge for visitors who register in advance.

Topics covered by the presentations include an overview of the documentation that should accompany lifting equipment in the UK, which is a common cause of concern and misunderstanding among end users and suppliers alike. LEEA’s technical officers will also be highlighting the key implications of revisions currently being made to BS7121, the Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Cranes. Continue reading

SC&RA 2014 Annual Conference Set for April 22-26

The 2014 Annual Conference of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA), April 22-26, at the Boca Raton Resort, Boca Raton, Fla., features a program that includes educational sessions, networking events and committee meetings. The Annual Conference is expected to bring together more than 700 of the industry’s owners and senior management to network and learn ways to advance professionally and personally.    Continue reading

Siobhan Hitchen Becomes First Female Director of LEEA

Siobhan Hitchen, managing director of Rope Assemblies Ltd, has become the first female director of LEEASiobhan Hitchen, managing director of Rope Assemblies Ltd, has become the first female director of LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association). Siobhan was elected onto the board of the fast-growing organisation, which now represents over 740 member companies worldwide, alongside three other new directors, Douglas Price of Gunnebo, Richard Oldknow of The Crosby Group and James Bolger of Certs Assured. Continue reading

SC&R Foundation Partners with HirePatriots.com

The SC&R Foundation formed a partnership in November 2013 with HirePatriots.com, an organization that connects veterans with employers through a one-day job board and permanent job postings over the internet. Since its launch in 2005, HirePatriots.com has helped more than 500,000 U.S. veterans find employment.  Continue reading

NCCCO to Offer Certification, Safety Demos, Examiner Workshops at CONEXPO 2014

Also sponsoring the Lift Safety Zone and new Crane & Rigging Education Track

image002Live equipment demonstrations, nationally accredited certification examinations, education sessions, and practical examiner training will all go to make for the largest ever participation at any construction event in almost two decades by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators(NCCCO) at the forthcoming CONEXPO/CON-AGG, the Virginia-based non-profit organization has announced.

New candidates and existing certificants alike will be given an opportunity to take a wide variety of ANSI-accredited and OSHA-compliant CCO written, practical, and recertification exams atCONEXPO/CON-AGG, to be held March 4–8, 2014, in Las Vegas, NV. And thanks to NCCCO’s “Visit CONEXPO—Leave Certified” program featuring onsite scoring and immediate test results, successful candidates will be able to walk away from the event certified. Additionally, practical examiner workshops for most CCO programs will be conducted onsite before and after the exposition. Continue reading

UK-based 3Sun continues growth, joins LEEA

Screen Shot 2013-12-30 at 8.15.09 PM3Sun, a specialist provider of hydraulic, control and instrumentation products and services to the international oil and gas sector, based in Yarmouth, UK. and employing 90 people, has recently joined the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA).

LEEA, a leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide, plays key roles for member companies from training and standards setting to health and safety, the provision of technical and legal advice, and the development of examination and licensing systems. Continue reading

LEEA Launches Practical Training Courses for Overhead Lifting Equipment Engineers

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) has launched two new ‘hands on’ practical training courses covering the thorough examination of Electric Overhead Travelling and Portal Cranes, and Runways and Crane Structures. Led by LEEA’s team of specialist trainers, the five-day courses can be held at LEEA’s dedicated training centre in Huntingdon, which features a purpose-designed and fully functional electric overhead travelling crane, or any suitable premises worldwide. Continue reading

AEM Hall of Fame to Announce, Celebrate this year’s inductees at AEM’s Annual Conference

Judging for the AEM Hall of Fame has closed for 2013. This year’s inductees will be announced at the 2013 AEM Hall of Fame celebration presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) on November 5, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. Continue reading

OSHA Forms Alliance with Louisiana AGC to Protect Construction Workers

Protecting Louisiana workers from construction industry hazards is the goal of an alliance signed in July between the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Louisiana Associated General Contractors.

“This alliance provides an opportunity for OSHA and members of the Louisiana Associated General Contractors to come together through forums, round-table discussions, meetings and conferences to discuss safety and health issues associated with the needs of member employers,” said Dorinda Folse, OSHA’s area director in Baton Rouge. “This voluntary, cooperative relationship will also provide training and outreach to enhance employee safety.” Continue reading

LEEA Extends Global Reach with First Audits in China

The LEEA has completed its first on-site audits of prospective member companies based in China. H-Lift Industries Co. Ltd (Shanghai), General Lifting Engineering Co. Ltd (SKIP Lifting) (Zhangjaikou), Shanghai ABS Technical Inspection Co Ltd and Mak Kee International H.K.Ltd (Hong Kong) all successfully completed  the rigorous assessments, which were undertaken during a visit to China by one of the LEEA’s team of technical officers. Continue reading

Vegas Fastener Expo Reports Strong Early Interest

Screen Shot 2013-05-28 at 2.05.44 PMThe National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo scheduled for October 23-25, 2013 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada USA is showing very strong early interest reports Expo Management.

“We have sold 712 booths to 539 companies from throughout the USA and many other nations around the world and are right on track for a sell-out “, informs Susan A. Hurley, General Manager.

“It appears that we will have very good attendance at ‘North America’s Largest Fastener Expo’. We already have 290 persons registered and interest is running high in the industry”, reports Erin Thomas, Registration Manager.

Complete Expo information, online registration and hotel reservation information is available at www.fastenershows.com.