Lifting Day looms

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- 30 Jun 2022 ( #1083 ) - London, United Kingdom
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End-users of lifting equipment have been conscripted to join in the third Global Lifting Awareness Day on 7 July.

Organisers stress that the battle with gravity is essential to our way of life, and a constant challenge in construction, offshore, oil and gas, manufacturing and every other sector.

As lead organiser of the event, the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) notes that fighting gravity is inherently dangerous and getting it wrong can lead to accident, injury and even fatality. 

“As we work higher, lift heavier and move more complex loads, our ability to lift safely becomes ever more important,” says Mark Bridger, director at Bridger Howes.

“Anyone with an interest in lifting and working at height can contribute by using the hashtag - #GLAD2022 - to empower social media posts, videos, in-person activity, articles, etc. Even if it’s adding the logo to email signatures and reposting social media posts, it helps.

“As a supporting partner with a client base in the industry, we are passionate about making sure that end-users make well-informed purchasing decisions by fully understanding their legal obligations. Also central to the day is attracting new recruits into the sector through showcasing entrance pathways as well as career opportunities and celebrating the innovations and remarkable work going on within our industries,” he adds.

End-users, manufacturers, and suppliers of lifting equipment are encouraged to share their content so LEEA can post it on a new, dedicated website, www.globalliftingawarenessday.com, where information about apprenticeships, military recruitment, diversity, sustainability and technology is already stacking up.

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