LEEA goes to Parliament

(Photo Above: L-R: Ross Moloney, LEEA CEO with James Morris, MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis and Kat Moss, LEEA Chair)

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) led a group of member companies to the House of Commons, Westminster on 12th July 2023 to explain the incredible role our industry continues to play and to convey how lifting is everywhere – in any sector and all corners of the world, involving every kind of project – large or small.

Kim Leadbeater, MP for Batley and Spen, hearing about LEEA Technical Services from Derek Buck

LEEA CEO Ross Moloney and LEEA Chair Kat Moss welcomed a group of MPs to the Jubilee Room for LEEA’s Parliamentary Event, where table-top displays were hosted by LEEA member companies and organisations DLM, Crosby, Rigging Services, Nucleus Learning, and The White Ensign Group. LEEA was also represented by Derek Buck to explain the work of LEEA’s Technical Services and Member Engagement Manager Robert Wilson, who hosted the LEEA stand. Kat Moss was also able to explain the work of the LEEA Academy 2.0.

An impressive roster of MPs attended: Caroline Nokes, MP for Romsey and Southampton North; James Morris, MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis; Shailesh Vara, MP for North West Cambridgeshire; Nigel Mills, MP for Amber Valley; Jonathan Djanogly, MP for Huntingdon; David Duguid, MP for Banff and Buchan; Mark Menzies, MP for Fylde; Gary Sambrook, MP for Birmingham Northfield; Andrew Murrison, MP for South West Wiltshire; Mark Fletcher, MP for Bolsover; and Kim Leadbeater, MP for Batley and Spen.

Key messages at the event included how safety underpins everything LEEA has been doing throughout its almost 80-year history and will continue to do going forward. With zero accidents and injuries from working at height being a prime goal, members around the world are united in the desire to make the industry safe. It was also a chance to explain how the forward looking Lifting Industry is always innovating, with constantly developing technologies – including AI, virtual reality simulation, condition and load monitoring, remote control and anti-collision systems – spreading throughout the sector to reduce risk from working at height. Crucially, with the industry’s future depending on finding the next generation of lifting engineers, LEEA had an opportunity to explain how it is focused on solving this vital challenge.

LEEA would like to thank James Morris MP, who hosted the event, and all those who supported and attended.

LEEA welcomes MPs to its Parliamentary Event

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