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Date set for 2024’s Global Lifting Awareness Day

February 12, 2024  By CHC Staff

HUNTINGDON, UK – The UK’s Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has set Thursday, July 18 to be the 2024 date for their annual Global Lifting Awareness Day (GLAD) initiative.

GLAD will feature both online and in-person events led by the LEEA, featuring manufacturers, suppliers and industry professionals sharing materials and resources to promote safe and high-quality load lifting, with continuous professional development and training taking the focus for this year’s event.

“GLAD is now positioned as a globally-recognized concept following ongoing efforts from industry stakeholders to raise its profile,” said Ross Moloney, CEO of the LEEA. “We’re looking to use its popularity to raise awareness of what our industry people do, and what those outside of the sector need to do, to become part of our world. This is why the themes LEEA will focus on this year are skills and employment.”

This year’s event is the fifth annual instalment, with Moloney eager to continue LEEA’s role in bridging the gap between safe lifting practices and the relevant knowledge required.


“LEEA’s vision is to reduce all accidents, injuries, and fatalities within the lifting industry to zero. The fundamental tool in all these initiatives is knowledge transfer, enabling CPD, and raising standards of practice,” Moloney said.

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