LEEA and AWRF launch member accreditation programme

27 May 2022

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As the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) announces it has partnered with the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) to create a Member Accreditation Programme, Hoist catches up with Ross Moloney, CEO, LEEA, to see what other exciting news he has to share.

Member Accreditation Programme means AWRF members can choose to go through an additional process that will see them being audited by LEEA.  The purpose of this audit is to give them support and assistance in ensuring that they are operating at the highest of levels. 

The audit is developed by LEEA according to requirements set out by AWRF.  The first wave of AWRF audits is expected to be conducted in the autumn of 2022. 



AWRF CEO, Jeff Gilbert, said: “Through the Member Accreditation Programme, AWRF members gain a valuable endorsement. They will receive support to improve and progress, while also benefiting from the oversight and feedback of a third party. They get to use a special created logo to distinguish themselves in addition to accessing some of LEEA’s services to support their development.”  

Ross Moloney, CEO, LEEA said: “LEEA and AWRF are closely aligned, leading Lifting Industry associations that have been working together for some time and share a common goal of raising standards. Through contributing LEEA’s expertise to support AWRF members, this programme builds on this relationship and contributes to our goal of seeing the highest standards for lifting worldwide. We look forward to our on-going collaboration with AWRF and its members.”

Pictured left to right top row: Patrick Shire (AWRF Vice President), Nicole Parkerson (AWRF Past President), Brett Woodland (AWRF Past President), Robert Wilson (LEEA Head of Member Engagement); L-R bottom row: Jeff Gilbert (AWRF Chief Executive) with Ross Moloney (LEEA CEO).