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- 31 May 2018 ( #874 )
2 min read
LEEA and IPAF collaborate
Huntingdon, UK

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) CEO, Ross Moloney, recently met with Tim Whiteman, CEO of The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), and Richard Whiting, UK market general manager for IPAF, to discuss shared approaches for supporting members as well as explore opportunities to work closely together in the future across the sector.
"It was a pleasure to welcome Tim and Richard to LEEA's office. This meeting is part of our determination at LEEA to work across the sector to deliver more benefit for our members," says Moloney. "We see this as the start of an exciting period of cooperation between our two organisations."
IPAF promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide through technical advice and information, influencing and interpreting legislation and standards and safety initiatives and training programs.
The not-for-profit organisation is owned by its members, which include manufacturers, rental companies, distributors, contractors and users. IPAF members operate a majority of the Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) rental fleet worldwide and manufacture about 85% of platforms on the market.
The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) represents all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide.
Caption: Tim Whiteman (IPAF) greeted by Ross Moloney at LEEA's office in Huntingdon

Briggs Defence has been recognised by the British Safety Council
Briggs Defence has been recognised by the British Safety Council
Briggs Defence wins International Safety Award
Abingdon, United Kingdom

Briggs Defence has been recognised by the British Safety Council for its commitment to raising health and safety standards and safeguarding the wellbeing of its workforce.
The specialist division of asset management and engineering services provider Briggs Equipment, Briggs Defence was among 623 organisations from the UK, Africa, Asia and the Middle East to win an International Safety Award for their performance during the 2017 calendar year.
Steve Bayliss of Briggs Defence received the accolade at a gala dinner of the International Safety Awards scheme, held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. He says Briggs takes the welfare of personnel very seriously, especially since they can be deployed to non-fighting zones overseas or called upon to operate in challenging conditions at sea.
"It's reassuring to know that our exacting systems and procedures meet the British Safety Council's selection criteria and we're delighted that this, together with our ongoing investment in maintaining a robust health and safety regime, has been recognised with a prestigious International Safety Award."

TVH employees support Autism Speaks
Olathe, KS, United States

TVH in the Americas recently held a t-shirt fundraiser for Autism awareness. TVHCares, a charitable program that encourages employees to get involved and make an impact in the community, organised and coordinated the fundraiser. Staff bought and wore shirts designed in-house specifically for the Light It Up Blue campaign.
The initiative raised more than USD3,000. TVH covered the initial cost of the t-shirts, so all the proceeds went to the Autism Speaks organisation.
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