Morelli joined LEEA in September 2011 as a training officer, directly from his successful career in the British Army in which he served his Queen and country for 24 years. His latest role was as LEEA’s compliance & quality manager, overseeing its Accredited Training Scheme and training operations.

?”Morelli was a consummate professional; meticulous and conscientious in every role that he performed successfully. Many lifting equipment professionals around the world have been trained and mentored by Craig over the years. He was passionate about our industry and rightly, was extremely proud of his role in lifting standards and increasing safety,” LEEA said in a statement.

“Craig will be missed enormously by all of us. We will recognise and celebrate the immense contributions he has made, and he will always be very fondly remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig’s wife, Maxine, and his family at this very sad time.”