H-A-R-T Awarded Accredited Training Company Status by LEEA

H-A-R-T (Height & Rescue Training), the specialist height safety training division of Checkmate Lifting and Safety, has been awarded Accredited Training Company status by the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). The award follows a rigorous audit by LEEA technical officers and allows H-A-R-T to offer a range of LEEA-accredited training courses for end users of height safety and rescue equipment. These include Level 1 – Basic Work at Height/Harness Awareness; Level 2 – Work at Height for Managers and Level 3 –Inspection of equipment, as well as Rescue Training for Tower Crane, Roof Top and Racking.

Welcoming the news, Andy Stock, training director for Checkmate, said: “Being associated with and accredited by an organization such as LEEA can only bolster our standing within the training market sector, and we look forward to presenting many courses for LEEA in the future.”

Introduced in 2009, the LEEA’s accredited training scheme provides those responsible for the safety and efficiency of overhead lifting operations with access to professionally designed and independently verified courses. Only full members of the LEEA are eligible to apply for accreditation and they must undertake a comprehensive audit that covers criteria including the quality of the training facilities and instructors, and the effectiveness of student assessment. In meeting these standards, Checkmate joins a select group of companies that have earned the right to display the LEEA Accredited Training Company logo.

Checkmate is a unique, privately owned and dynamic business with a proud history that designs and manufactures in the a comprehensive and innovative range of height safety and textile lifting equipment. Triple Queens Award winner Checkmate has now established itself as an industry leader in its chosen fields.

Established in 1944, the LEEA has over 520 member companies worldwide and campaigns vigorously for higher standards of safety within the lifting industry. In addition to providing members with training and expert technical advice, the association works closely with organisations such as the Health and Safety Executive in the preparation of regulations and British, European and International standards. Member companies include those involved in the design, manufacture, hire, repair, refurbishment, test, examination, verification and use of lifting equipment. Applicants are subject to an initial technical audit before full membership is granted, and then to a continuing program of assessments. For large scale users of overhead lifting equipment, associate membership provides benefits such as access to technical information and training, without the need for auditing. Further details on the activities of the LEEA and a full list of members can be found at: www.leeaint.com

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