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IN THIS ISSUE: ECITB APPROVAL FAB MEMBERSHIP CSCS TEAM CARD ACCREDITATION CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S MESSAGE AND MORE!
City & Guilds Recognition LEEA trainer receives coveted certificate from City & Guilds, which is backed by a Royal Charter and has a long history of shaping skilled workforces.
ave Thomson, one of LEEA’s longest serving training officers, attended West Anglia Training Association for an intensive two days of learning at the end of June. The City & Guilds training course that he embarked upon covered BS7671:2008 (Amendment:2015), which was the IET Wiring Regulations Seventeenth Edition.
Thomson received a well-deserved pass and was awarded his City & Guilds certificate from LEEA chief executive Geoff Holden. Thomson has been involved in a professional development programme to enhance his electrical engineering knowledge, supplementing his professional delivery of the LMP and OTC LEEA diplomas.
Modules covered included Protection for Safety; Selection and Erection of Equipment; Inspection and Testing; and Special Installations or Locations etc.
Not only does this keep LEEA up to date with the latest regulations but offers a great benefit to members as LEEA excels in all areas of training and development within the association.
Dave Thomson (right) collects his City & Guilds certificate from Geoff Holden.
THE LIFTING ENGINEER
VOLUME 2 ● ISSUE NUMBER 10 ● SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016
PROMOTING LEEA FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE Geoff Holden writes from the Windy City as new recruits join at the outset of a busy final quarter of the year.
am writing this from a hotel room in Chicago ahead of the WSTDA (Web Sling and Tie Down Association) Fall Meeting where I’ll be giving attendees a short update on LEEA and our work around the world. WSTDA is one of a number of organisations that we cooperate with globally and some of our US members are also members of WSTDA. The cooperation allows us to share information and ideas whilst ensuring both parties don’t waste time and resources duplicating work. Robert Wilson, our Regional Manager Americas, is also combining an audit trip to the USA with a visit to the meeting, enabling him to meet many new contacts. The latest LEEA Roadshow at the Mercure Hotel Dartford / Brands Hatch on 27 September was again well attended and we’re all looking forward to LiftEx in Aberdeen next month (November). This year’s conference has a great line-up of speakers (see right) with subjects to benefit everyone. I hope as many members as possible will attend. LiftEx will be immediately followed by OSEA 2016, which takes place in Singapore, where LEEA will have an exhibition stand at the 21st International Oil & Gas Industry Exhibition & Conference. A members meeting takes place in Dubai the following week before the association supports the first Cranes and Transport Middle East (CATME) conference, organised by International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine and KHL Group. By then it’ll be nearly mid-December! With the ever increasing level of PR, events and other promotional work being initiated by LEEA on behalf of its members, the board felt it prudent to employ a Marketing Manager to develop a coordinated plan and to work with Emma Foreman, Events Officer, to ensure we deliver best value for money. Following recent interviews, we have appointed Christine Littlewood to the post, who I would like to welcome to the LEEA team. Some members will have already met her and she will be contacting as many of you as possible to get your ideas and input.
We also have some new team members in the Learning and Development area. The initial development phase of the new online LMS (Learning Management System) is nearly complete but we need to ensure it is maintained, existing courses are updated and improved, and new courses are developed. To that end, Domenico Brunetti joins us as Examination and Qualifications Developer and Kristy Novakovic joins us as LMS Supervisor. There are lots of new training developments underway that will offer great benefits to members. Look out for lots of announcements in the coming months. Restructuring of international membership and audit fees Currently, international membership fees and surveillance audit fees are invoiced separately. This process is causing a number of problems and some confusion among the membership. The commitment when joining LEEA is to pay for the annual membership and a surveillance audit fee every two years. At the moment, this is done as two invoices for membership at £875.00 and one invoice for the surveillance audit at £500.00. The process is: Year 1 membership £875.00 Year 2 membership £875.00 Year 2 audit fee £500.00 Total paid £2,250.00 Some years ago the UK membership and surveillance audit fees were combined and this has resulted in a simpler process with less administration for both members and the association. Your board of directors have approved a proposal to structure the international fee in the same way. This will apply from 1 December 2016 and the new process will be: Year 1 membership and part audit fee £1,125.00 Year 2 membership and part audit fee £1,125.00 Total paid £2,250.00 There is no increase in the combined fee, the cost to members will remain unchanged and there is no increase planned in the near future. The new process is clearer, reduces the number of invoices and will save a considerable amount of administration time at LEEA and members themselves.
LEEA Names Conference Speakers
one-day conference will once again co-locate with LEEA’s LiftEx trade show in Aberdeen next month (November), where delegates will hear from lifting industry experts on 23 November. Here is a selection of presentations: Keynote—Crane accidents Ian Simpson, Health & Safety Executive (HSE) - Common accidents with cranes - Issues with buying used cranes and plant at auction - Accident case studies US Navy drone lift application Doug Stitt, The Caldwell Group, Inc. and J.C Renfroe - Drone development—testing, testing, testing - Sorry, no steel! - Drone lifting 101 Dropped objects prevention update Allen Smith, DROPS Global - An Introduction to DROPS - DROPS and lifting / lifting equipment - Current DROPS initiatives - The way ahead UK regulation of nuclear lifting operations Dai Davies, Office for Nuclear Regulation - The basis for UK regulation of lifting operations on nuclear facilities - ONR assessment standards and guidance applied by ONR specialist inspectors - Good practice in nuclear lifting equipment design and its use Issues addressed for the successful raising of a 5,200 tonne semisubmersible vessel using cofferdams Kevan Stokes, Augmentias Maritime & Offshore Engineering Ltd - Controlled rotation when flooding using a derrick crane - Bearing stresses and sealing against the pontoons - Safety issues with a partially submerged lift The conference will conclude with a panel discussion and Q&A session, chaired by Sarah Spivey, of Modulift. For more information about the conference visit www.LiftEx.org/Conference.
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THE LIFTING ENGINEER
VOLUME 2 ● ISSUE NUMBER 10 ● SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016
Roadshow Concept Wins Again at Brands Hatch
EEA staged another successful roadshow at the Mercure Brands Hatch in Kent on 27 September. The ‘Lifting the Load—Out on the Road’ concept once again brought seminars, a small exhibition and networking to a regional audience—free of charge to attendees. Doors opened at 10am where an hour of networking took place and delegates viewed the wares of a number of LEEA members who showed products in a tabletop exhibition area. Presentations followed in an adjacent room before a complimentary lunch was served. Jamie Davies, of the UK’s Health & Safety Executive (HSE), gave the first presentation on real life crane accidents. He explored accidents by crane type, including overhead travelling cranes, material handling cranes and lifting gantries, before outlining common accidents and sharing a series of case studies. Attendees saw how poor slinging, load stability, poor choice or availability of lifting accessories, space issues, long loads, and offset centres of gravity have all had a devastating impact on lifting applications in recent years. Craig Morelli, senior training officer at LEEA, followed with a paper on the proficiency testing carried out for the Quality and Conformity Council of Abu Dhabi. Morelli demonstrated how the proficiency testing was organised, the equipment included, the outcomes achieved and highlighted the benefits the programme offers to LEEA members.
LEEA’s Craig Morelli spoke to roadshow attendees about proficiency testing.
Both presentations were delivered to a full conference room.
SELECTED DATES FROM LEEAEVENTS.COM 25 November 2016 LEEA Members Only Event This year we are delighted to announce the LEEA AGM & Dinner Dance will be held at The Hilton Aberdeen Treetops on 25 November 2016. Bring your dancing shoes and join us for a wonderful evening filled with live entertainment, a delicious three-course meal and music to fling to. For further information and to book your place contact Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org 12-13 October 2016 Renewables Marketplace Liverpool LEEA is exhibiting
23-24 November 2016 LiftEx 2016 Aberdeen, Scotland
29 November-2 December 2016 OSEA Singapore LEEA is exhibiting
Roadshow attendees collected name badges in the tabletop exhibition area.
Jamie Davies, of the HSE, delivered a hardhitting paper on crane accidents.
THE LIFTING ENGINEER
VOLUME 2 ● ISSUE NUMBER 10 ● SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016
LEEA Launches CCNSG Passport to Safety Training
EEA has been approved by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) to offer the Client Contractor National Safety Group (CCNSG) ‘Passport to Safety’ training course, which is designed specifically to meet the needs of the engineering construction sector. The CCNSG is the national steering group for the Safety Passport Scheme. It is a formal sub-committee of the ECITB and reports to it through the ECITB Management Board. Established in 1991, the ECITB is the skills, standards and qualifications body responsible for the development of the engineering construction workforce in Great Britain. Widely regarded as a basic requirement for any employee intending to work on site in this sector, the two day Passport to Safety course aims to promote safer working practices and reduce accident rates. Key issues covered include risk assessment and relevant legislation. The course is available to LEEA members and non-members, and can be held at the
association’s dedicated training centre in Huntingdon, or any other suitable premises. The launch of the new course follows a rigorous audit by the ECITB of LEEA’s facilities and trainers. It will be offered in standalone format, or combined with the association’s ‘Part One’ qualification. Participants must pass a test at the end of the course to be awarded a CCNSG Safety Passport, which is valid for three years. Further details on the CCNSG Safety Passport Scheme can be found at www.ccnsg.com. “Many of our members are heavily involved in supporting customers in the engineering construction industry,” said Geoff Holden, chief executive of LEEA. “The Passport to Safety course is becoming established as a prerequisite for all workers involved in this sector, including those responsible for critical roles such as the test, maintenance and thorough examination of lifting equipment.”
Federation of Awarding Bodies Recognises LEEA
EEA has been accepted as a full member by the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB), a move that reflects the association’s role as a provider of high quality vocational qualifications. As a full member of FAB, LEEA joins nationallyrecognised organisations such as City & Guilds, as well as a number of industry-specific institutes and associations that design, deliver and award valued and credible learning outcomes. “The granting of full membership of FAB underlines and strengthens our position as an international provider of robust
vocational qualifications for a specialised engineering discipline,” said Geoff Holden, chief executive of LEEA. “Over recent years the association has invested heavily in the content and delivery of courses and qualifications, as well as developing our training team and facilities. This commitment will continue as we extend the range and capacity of our services to meet growing global demand from members.” The FAB is a leading UK-based membership organisation for vocational awarding bodies. For more details and a full list of members, visit www.awarding.org.uk.
LEEA TEAM Card Accredited by CSCS
EEA's TEAM Card has been accredited by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry. As a result, the TEAM Card will now carry the CSCS logo and allow holders access to numerous construction sites across the UK. Most principal contractors and major house-builders now insist that workers on their sites carry either a CSCS card, or an accredited card for occupations not directly covered by the scheme. Accreditation of the TEAM Card will therefore be a significant benefit to members with employees that are qualified to carry one, and help ensure that only genuinely competent personnel are able to undertake thorough examinations of lifting equipment in the UK construction sector. Launched in 2009, the TEAM Card is issued exclusively to employees of LEEA members that have passed the association’s industry-recognised Diploma qualification. It is supported by a log book detailing the holder’s relevant work experience, and must be renewed every three years. The card holder’s details can be verified online at www.leeaint.com.
LEEA REGISTERED TECHNICIAN
Registration No. Expiry Date
Sample Sample Company Sample The card holder named above is qualified to carry out the duties listed on the reverse of this card
Accreditation follows a rigorous audit by the CSCS, and reflects the high standards demonstrated by LEEA’s training and qualifications programme, and the integrity of the TEAM Card scheme. “CSCS accreditation is a powerful endorsement of the association’s work, and will help the construction industry to both strengthen safety standards and fulfil its legal obligations,” said Geoff Holden, chief executive of LEEA. “It will also provide a real competitive advantage for LEEA members looking to serve and support this important market.”
“The Lifting Engineer is designed to give members an update on industry activities, LEEA activities and areas that would be of technical interest to the membership. Whilst we are happy to identify new innovations and technical advances within the industry, we do not see it as a platform for sales promotion or marketing of product launches. Send stories for consideration to email@example.com.” — LEEA
THE LIFTING ENGINEER
VOLUME 2 ● ISSUE NUMBER 10 ● SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016
The Importance of Supply Documentation LEEA explores the common documents supplied with lifting equipment and the risks associated with each of them.
t is a requirement of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC that manufacturers of lifting equipment supply a EC Declaration of Conformity (DoC) with their products. Although the directive is applicable to the manufacturer only, it does expect this document to accompany the equipment to the end user. Unfortunately, there is a reluctance within the supply chain to do this and as a result there are a variety of documents that can be supplied with lifting equipment. Note: LEEA does not support the use any of these documents. LEEA’s advice is to ensure that the original manufacturers' documentation is supplied with the goods.
3. Distributors use this method because they fear that if they reveal the source of the equipment, then their customers will go straight to source. However, it should be noted that the equipment is also marked with the manufacturers' details. Therefore, distributors should consider this when evaluating the risks associated with this practice. 4. The DoC must be retained for a minimum period of 10 years and made available to the authorities upon request. Over this period of time a distributor could easily accrue a considerable amount of paper work. The storage of this may be one issue, but another may be trying to find a specific DoC if the authorities or duty holder request it.
Report of Thorough Examination (ROTE) A New EC Declaration of Conformity "LEEA DOES NOT SUPPORT This method exploits a loop hole in the Distributors will often copy the key information off legislation that is available due to there not THE USE ANY OF THESE the manufacturers' DoC onto a DoC that purports being a clean join between the user legislation them to be the manufacturer. This practice is known DOCUMENTS. LEEA’S ADVICE and the supply legislation. For lifting equipment, as back to back documentation and it is illegal. IS TO ENSURE THAT THE the user legislation is LOLER and it states that lifting equipment cannot be used unless it has ORIGINAL MANUFACTURERS A Test Certificate a current ROTE or a DoC not less than 12 months document has its origins in now redundant DOCUMENTATION IS SUPPLIED This old. legislation. In the past lifting equipment was The loop hole works because the distributor WITH THE GOODS." considered fit for service if it passed a proof load will produce the LOLER ROTE and issue it with the test. The evidence of this test would therefore be goods. They then retain the DoC because there the test certificate. However, the requirements of is nothing in the legislation that prevents a modern legislation mean that this document no longer has any legal distributor from storing the DoC on behalf of the customer. status and does not allow equipment to be put into service. However, the DoC is required by the duty holder, so the distributor must make it clear to them that they are holding it for them and Certificate of Conformity will make it available to them upon request. If it is requested, This is often used as an alternative to the ROTE method described then they are legally obliged to send it. above. The details of the DoC are copied onto the certificate, but to avoid the legal implications of back to back documentation, the Although this seems like a good idea, there are some distributor will state on the certificate that the details are a true disadvantages as follows: and accurate copy of the original DoC which is available upon 1. PUWER regulation 10 requires the duty holder to ensure that request. lifting equipment coming into their undertaking meets any The benefit of this is that the distributor is no longer Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSRs). They fulfil this responsible for the equipment in terms of LOLER and being obligation for lifting equipment by accepting the DoC. Therefore, safe to use or conformity to the Machinery Directive. However, it if they do not ask for it then they are not fulfilling their legal is important to note that this document has no legal status and obligations. does not allow the equipment to be put into service. Duty holders would therefore be responsible for requesting the original DoC and, 2. To produce the ROTE the equipment must be thoroughly where applicable, thoroughly examining the equipment before examined. Therefore, the distributor issuing this document may be allowing it to enter service. Failure to do this is a breach of culpable for any defect, affecting the safety of the equipment, that PUWER and the duty holder may be held accountable as a result. could have been picked up as a part of the examination.
Flexible Blended Learning Option Now Available
lended or hybrid learning is a cost-effective learning model that combines the best of online learning and face-to-face instruction for the purpose of enhancing learning and development. LEEA will now offer multiple member delegates the opportunity to study LEEA training courses at their own pace. This consists of a study period of up to six months followed by a two-day workshop delivered by a LEEA training officer at a chosen location. The workshop will consist of a thorough recap, Q&A session and LEEA examination(s).
Benefits include: - Reduced training course fees, including examinations - Enhanced corporate training effectiveness - Flexibility and convenience - Increased motivation levels and productivity - Personalised feedback to students - Email access to LEEA tutor and links provided to online resources and references - State of the art CGI graphics and learning materials
New Members/ Achieved Full Membership/ Lapsed Members The following companies have achieved Full membership of LEEA during 2016 ACOMS, UK AL TAKAMUL, IRAQ BARTON INDUSTRIAL, UK BRAY LIFTS, UK CALDER LIFTING, UK DERRICK SERVICES, UK
HIRE STATION, UK HORIZON UTILITY, UK K2 SPECIALIST, SINGAPORE OILFIELD INSPECTION, OMAN PACIFIC HOISTS, AUSTRALIA PP TECHNIQ, DENMARK
RIG RESOURCES, SINGAPORE RIG SURVEYS, UK RIS CONSULTANTS, UK RUD CHAINS, AUSTRALIA SCOTIA HANDLING, UK SIMPLES LIFTING, ANGOLA
SOUTH WALES LIFTING, UK STEEL WIRE ROPE, UK TLC REFIT, UK VANDOR INDUSTRY, ROMANIA WALTER WATSON, UK
We would like to welcome the following companies to LEEA membership during 2016 ABSOLUTE TECH, SINGAPORE ADUCHE LTD, NIGERIA ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL, UK AL JOOD, UAE AL-HAMAD CO GNL, KUWAIT ALPHA TESTING, MALAYSIA ALS, AUSTRALIA AMONY GLOBAL, NIGERIA ANDIRE & CO, NIGERIA ANSEBA LDA, ANGOLA APPLUS RTD, AUSTRALIA ARAJEEZ, IRAQ ARIA WEST, AUSTRALIA ASTRON, QATAR AZTECHNO, AZERBAIJAN BARAKA, ME, IRAN BLUE HORIZON, UAE BRIDON, NEW ZEALAND BROWN & HOLMES, UK BUREAU VERITAS, CONGO BUREAU VERITAS, KENYA BUREAU VERITAS, NIGERIA BUSHEY HALL, UK BV ASSET, AUSTRALIA CARGO GEAR, INDIA CHARLES WILSON, UK CITADEL, IRAQ CONSTRUCTION & MANAGEMENT, UK CORE INSPECTION, NEW ZEALAND
CRITERION INSPECTION, UK D M STANDEN, NEW ZEALAND DESERT GATE, IRAQ DUTEST LTD, UK DWR CYMRU, UK EL ZEKKY, EGYPT FAWZY ZAKHARY, EGYPT FIRE DIRECT, SAUDI ARABIA FIRST CONSULTANCY, EGYPT GAMMA PETROLEUM, IRAQ GLOBAL ENERGY, COTE D'IVOIRE HES CRANES PTY, AUSTRALIA HIGHWAY PLANT, UK HOPPAL PTY, AUSTRALIA HUMBER CRANES, UK ICON LIFTING SERVICES, NIGERIA INDUSTRIAL LIFTING, UK INSIDE EXPLORATION, QATAR INTEGROSOL, PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF BOILERMARKERS, CANADA INTERNATIONAL TUBULAR SERVICES (ITS), IRAQ KASEN CRANES, UK LANKHORST EURONETE, AUSTRALIA LEYBURN NOMINEES, AUSTRALIA LEYDEN ENGINEERING, MALAYSIA
LOGANS OILFIELDS, AZERBAIJAN MEGARME, UAE NACHER, USA NAYA FOR ENGINEERING & SERVICES, IRAQ NERSTEN, NIGERIA NILE ENGINEERING, JORDAN OIL & GAS SKILLS, EGYPT OIL FIELD SPECIALIST, NIGERIA ORIENT MANAGEMENT, UAE OTAOILF, NIGERIA PACIFIC HOISTS, NEW ZEALAND PEWAG, AUSTRIA PHQ CRANES, IRAN PINPOINT MANUFACTURING, UK PITT & SHERRY, AUSTRALIA PREZIOSO, UAE QATAR INTL, QATAR RCS INTERNATIONAL, QATAR REIDS, LTD, UK RIGGERS MART VENTURES, NIGERIA RIGGING TEAM, UK ROYAL FOR INDUSTRIAL INSPECTION, UAE SAYFA SYSTEMS, UK SB ENTERPRISES, PAKISTAN SCHILLINGS HOISTING, AUSTRALIA SCHWARZ CORP, AUSTRALIA
SGS, ARGENTINA SGS, CONGO SHAWS WIRE ROPE, NEW ZEALAND SPARROWS OFFSHORE, SINGAPORE SPARROWS OFFSHORE, USA SPEEDY HIRE (IRELAND), EIRE SPRINGLEAF, NIGERIA STEINOL SOLUTIONS, PAKISTAN STREET CRANE CO, UK TECHNICAL ROYAL EXCELLENCE, UAE TECHNOLOGY PRECISION, SAUDI ARABIA TECS EVENT SERVICES, UAE TETRAURSLER, NIGERIA THE BRISTOL PORT COMPANY, UK TICS, PAKISTAN TIGER OFFSHORE, CYPRUS TOTAL LIFTING, AUSTRALIA TRUE VISION, EGYPT TUV RHEINLAND, QATAR TUV SUD MIDDLE EAST, QATAR VIGAHS MARINE, SINGAPORE VIRGIN ATLANTIC, UK VTG OFFSHORE, MALAYSIA WIROP INDUSTRIAL, TAIWAN
The companies listed below have not renewed their memberships and are no longer members of LEEA, potential customers should be aware of this fact. The association would welcome reports from any company finding that these companies claim membership or continue to use the LEEA name or logo which are registered trademarks and the property of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association Limited. Companies are listed by the date that their membership lapsed: SEPTEMBER 2016
KING LIFTING, UK
WESTEND DIAMOND, NIGERIA
LLOYDS BRITISH, IRAQ
LiftEx Industry Conference on Day 1
Have you booked yet!? 23–24 NOVEMBER 2016 ABERDEEN EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE CENTRE (UK) visit www.liftex.org/register to book your place ! Speakers include: Ian Simpson HM Principal Specialist Inspector of Health & Safety, Mechanical Engineering Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
Doug Stitt President & CEO The Caldwell Group, Inc. and J.C Renfroe.
Allen Smith Facilitator and Educator DROPS Global
Kevan Stokes Mike Ponsonby Safety Consultant
Technical Director Augmentias Maritime & Offshore Engineering Ltd.
Nadia MacArthur Communications Specialist Trekwerk
Conference entry includes networking drinks on 23rd November and 2-day access to LiftEx Exhibition. Price is £99+vat for LEEA members and £125+vat for non LEEA members
ONLY A FEW STANDS REMAINING – DON’T MISS OUT! to secure a stand or one of our few remaining sponsorship opportunities Contact Leah Phelps on or email