On this day back in 1944, a constitution for a new organisation known as ‘The London Chain Testers and Manufacturers Association’ was agreed. Two years later, the name was changed to ‘The Chain Testers Association of Great Britain’ to reflect a broader membership.

By the early 1950s, the first ‘Chain Testers Handbook’ had been published, paving the way to the development of formal qualifications.

The final change of name, to the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association, took place in 1988, and the organisation became a company limited by guarantee in 2000.