The 2023 event attracted over 1,000 visitors to the Exhibition Centre located among the docks on the banks of the Mersey in Liverpool, UK, on 21-22 November.

They saw the lifting products and services from more than 80 global exhibitors. This included all the latest lifting products including hoists, mobile and overhead cranes, steel chains, wire rope, winches, shackles, web slings, rigging, spreader beams, height safety and load monitoring equipment, IT solutions and more.

The LiftEx Accredited Training Scheme Seminar, which took place on Day 1, provided a series of lifting training sessions and presentations delivered by the LEEA Accredited Training Scheme (ATS) members.

The seminar kicked off with a look at Deterioration of Crane Ropes from Tensology, which  covered factors causing wire rope deterioration and the modes of deterioration of crane ropes as well as the key points of wire rope discard. Load Weight Estimation from Mentor Training detailed how to use mathematical equations to calculate a load’s volume and the material weight in kg per metre cubed. In Centre – Onsite – Online from GGR Group discussed the range of courses offered as part of its e-learning approach. Wire Rope Socketing was demonstrated by Certex (UK). The final presentation of the day was on Sling Mode Factors, which saw Elevation Training and Development, run through mode factor calculations, different types of working load limits, and sling angles and lengths.

It was not all work across the two days, with the fifth annual LEEA Awards evening also taking place,with comedian, presenter, actor and singer Jason Manford as host.

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