Rigging Read

08 May 2008

This new 128 page guide from the LEEA is written for personnel involved in the examination and testing of lifting equipment. The pocket-sized book summarises the practical and theoretical information necessary to ensure test, verification and examination procedures are completed to the highest standards and in line with the latest UK regulations.

Some of the subjects addressed include the principles of verifying equipment, examination and non-destructive tests. Product information on electric overhead cranes, slewing jibs and slings is also included. Despite being aimed at UK legislation, the book is based on “good practice” that will be useful to engineers around the world.

Speaking on the launch of the Lifting Engineer's Handbook, Derrick Bailes, chief executive of LEEA, said, “This 'tool of the trade' is designed to complement the guidance provided by our User's Pocket Guide and the Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Lifting Equipment. The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations place particular emphasis on the need for regular thorough examination of lifting equipment. Those responsible for actually undertaking these procedures now have a readily accessible point of reference.”

The book is available direct from the LEEA for UK£ 20 (US$ 36), with discounts available to members of the association online at www.leea.co.uk.

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