UK based load measurement and monitoring equipment manufacturer Straightpoint has become a full member of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA).
The company was previously a development member of the LEEA, companies must pass a rigorous audit and meet the associations highest standards before they may become full members.
Straightpoint director David Ayling said: “We see ourselves as a lifting equipment company first, not just a load cell business, thus, it was natural for us to covet full LEEA membership. Its tagline is ‘lifting standards worldwide’, while we define our purpose as ‘making the lifting industry a safer place’, so without placing undue emphasis on the synergy, we are kindred spirits.”
Operations director Alfie Lee added: “We are grateful for the guidance, support, and thoroughness of our contact at LEEA, Bernie Winter, who took us through the process. We look forward to hosting Bernie and other representatives of the association as they conduct subsequent audits and hold us to their industry benchmark standards.”
Full members must also have a company approved examiner, which at Straightpoint is product technician Gavin Arnell, who has taken both the association’s P1E Foundation Course and Lifting Equipment General (LEG) Advanced Programme.
Ayling added: “Alfie and Gavin have played key roles in achieving this widely sought after status within LEEA, but it is recognition that the entire Straightpoint operation adheres to its protocols and we look forward to leveraging the commercial and other opportunities full membership creates in the myriad of marketplaces that apply lifting equipment.”