Rob Van Put receives the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association plaque from LEEA representative Kevin Crilly. From left to right: Andy Charlesworth, Kevin Crilly, Rob Van Put, Richard Oldknow.

The scheme is designed to provide a range of independently verified training courses for staff involved in the use or management of overhead lifting equipment. Under the new scheme, LEEA member companies that meet the rigorous standards required will be able to offer these courses on a commercial basis, and display a new LEEA logo.

Rob Van Put, training manager at Crosby, said: “That we are the first global manufacturing company to receive this approval makes me even more proud. It is recognition of the training that we have given for many years and welcome confirmation of the quality and care that we pursue in everything we do.”

The course, which can be run over one day, or two days should the company wish to complete the trainer development section, includes 12 separate modules, including:

– rigging principles and load control;

– inspection of hardware;

– inspection of slings;

– application of hoist hooks, shackles and links.

In addition to the LEEA certificate, all successful delegates will receive a range of other useful Crosby tools, including the latest rigging workbook, a 2009 catalogue and a laminated pocket size rigging card.

Delegates who complete the trainer development section will also receive further training aids.

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