LEEA Launches New Edition of Popular User’s Guide to Overhead Lifting Equipment

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has launched an updated version of its popular User’s Pocket Guide to Lifting Equipment. First published in 1998, the latest edition of the 132 page, pocket-size publication provides wide-ranging practical advice for staff responsible for the safe use of overhead lifting equipment.


Split into three sections, the User’s Pocket Guide outlines the UK legislative framework and offers useful guidance on planning lifting operations, slinging loads, and the selection, safe use and in-service inspection of overhead lifting equipment. Also included is a glossary of commonly used terminology, and guides to recommended crane signals and load estimation.


Designed as a handy reference tool, the 2011 edition of the User’s Pocket Guide reflects the most recent changes in relevant legislation and good practice. Written by industry experts, the guide is based on the LEEA’s unrivalled experience at the heart of the overhead lifting industry. Established in 1946 and with nearly 500 member companies worldwide, the Association is recognised as a leading authority on safe, legal lifting and is actively involved in the preparation of regulations and British, European and International standards. The LEEA also provides industry-recognised, CPD-certified training, qualifications and accreditation for overhead lifting equipment engineers.


Available direct from the LEEA, the User’s Pocket Guide is priced at £8 for members and £10 for non-members. Discounts are available for volume quantities. For more details and to place an order, contact the LEEA on Tel: +44 (0)1480 432801 Email: mail@leea.co.uk or visit www.leeaint.com


Established in 1944, the LEEA has over 480 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 programme 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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