Geoff Holden, chief executive, Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA)

Geoff Holden, chief executive, Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA)

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) in the UK has completed its first on-site audits of prospective member companies based in China.

The companies included: H-Lift Industries, Shanghai; General Lifting Engineering (SKIP Lifting), Zhangjaikou; Shanghai ABS Technical Inspection; and Mak Kee International, Hong Kong. According to a LEEA spokesperson, all four companies successfully completed the assessments.

Any company seeking full membership of the LEEA must undergo a technical audit, which covers issues such as the use of appropriately trained staff, availability of suitable and correctly calibrated test equipment, effective material control, traceability and identification procedures and issuing the correct documentation following manufacture, test or inspection. Companies remain subject to further periodic audits as long as they wish to remain part of the Association, a company spokesperson added.

Geoff Holden, LEEA chief executive, said, “The visit of one of our officers to assess potential members in China marks another milestone in the development of both the LEEA and the global lifting industry. Right around the world there is growing recognition of the need for higher standards of professionalism, and more and more companies are turning to the LEEA to help them achieve this goal.”

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