LEEA, the Lifting Equipment Engineers’ Association, has updated its User’s Pocket Guide to Lifting Equipment. First published in 1998, the latest edition of the 132 page, pocket-size publication provides wide-ranging practical advice for staff responsible for the safe use of overhead lifting equipment.

Split into three sections, the User’s Pocket Guide outlines the UK legislative framework and offers useful guidance on planning lifting operations, slinging loads, and the selection, safe use and in-service inspection of overhead lifting equipment. Also included is a glossary of commonly used terminology, and guides to recommended crane signals and load estimation.

Designed as a handy reference tool, the 2011 edition of the User’s Pocket Guide reflects the most recent changes in relevant legislation and good practice. Written by industry experts, the guide is based on LEEA’s experience at the heart of the overhead lifting industry.

Established in 1946 and with nearly 500 member companies worldwide, the association is recognised as a leading authority on safe, legal lifting and is actively involved in the preparation of regulations and British, European and International standards. LEEA also provides industry-recognised, CPD-certified training, qualifications and accreditation for overhead lifting equipment engineers.

The pocket guide is available direct from the association.