End users urged to raise awareness of lifting safety at GLAD2022
End users of lifting equipment have been encouraged to join the third Global Lifting Awareness Day, on 7 July 2022. The lead organiser of the event, the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), said fighting gravity is inherently dangerous and getting it wrong can lead to accident, injury and even fatality.
Global Lifting Awareness Day is a widely celebrated day where end users are among those sharing material that promotes safe and high-quality load lifting. Supporting organisations of the event include numerous and varied trade associations, journals, and industrial public relations business Bridger Howes Limited. Mark Bridger, Director of Bridger Howes, said that as a supporting partner with a client base in the industry, the company is passionate about making sure that end users make well-informed decisions by fully understanding their legal obligations.
“Central to the day is attracting new recruits into the sector through showcasing entrance pathways as well as career opportunities and celebrating the innovations and remarkable work going on within our industries. Anyone with an interest in lifting and working at height can contribute by using the hashtag #GLAD2022 to empower social media posts, videos, in-person activity, articles, etc. Even if it’s adding the logo to email signatures and reposting social media posts, it helps,” said Bridger.
End users, manufacturers and suppliers of lifting equipment are encouraged to share their content so LEEA can post it on a new, dedicated website — www.globalliftingawarenessday.com — where information about apprenticeships, military recruitment, diversity, sustainability and technology is also posted.
Major suppliers include the British Mining Trade Association (ABMEC), the Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) and the Work at Height Safety Association (WAHSA).
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