All courses will be available on LEEA’s new e-Learning platform which is suitable for any device and has an offline study capability
A new suite of training courses will be launched, over the next six months by the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), as part of the Association’s Academy 2.0 Project.
According to the association, EUG (End User Guidance) will be the first course to arrive, on 7 July 2022, which is also Global Lifting Awareness Day. The course will be available worldwide via LEEA’s website, leeaint.com, as an open link. On the same day, the ILE (Introduction to Lifting Equipment) course will be available to LEEA members in the ‘Members area’ of leeaint.com. Further lifting courses will also be made available to subscribed members in August and September.
Commenting on the announcement, Andrew Wright, Deputy CEO at LEEA, said: “Five years ago, I delivered a presentation to the Associations’ Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was held during the LiftEx 2017 exhibition in Telford (UK). I spoke of constraints in the current LEEA Academy, and a range of opportunities that LEEA’s Learning and Development team would be working to deliver for our membership in the future. This included a state-of-the-art learning management system, incorporating a new suite of Certificate and Diploma level training courses; training courses available in languages other than English; online examination and a digital TEAM card. These new courses listed here are fulfilling the goal laid out at the AGM. In addition, our digital TEAM card is now being produced and holders will begin to receive their new cards shortly.”
Incorporating new ‘smart’ technology, the new TEAM Card will enhance security, provide instantly verifiable data when required, and will be updated by the LEEA team when changes occur such as new validation dates, change of employment details, a new photograph and when new qualifications are added.
In recent years online tools have become extremely important within the industry: in October 2021, Ritchie Bros. introduced an online tool for asset valuation; in February 2022, Dubai Municipality said it launched a VR simulation and training system implemented, and in, April 2022, the TRSDC announced the successful rollout of a solution to boost productivity and enhance health and safety.