Duncan Barrier has joined the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association’s (LEEA) technical team (LTT).

LEEA - Duncan Barrier

Barrier starts his role with immediate effect and will be working alongside Ben Dobbs, LEEA head of technical services, on two significant and urgent works: the revisions of the EN 13157 hand-operated crane, and the EN 13155 non-fixed load lifting attachments standards. Barrier will then gradually work towards more complicated crane types.

Dobbs commented: “LEEA’s expansion globally has seen a considerable increase in demand from its members on the LTT and the services it provides, so the association made the decision to recruit a new member to the team to help maintain and ensure the high quality service our members expect.”

Barrier has a strong mechanical engineering background with 15 years of experience in the lifting equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) industries. In the early days of his career, he won the Queens Award for Innovation and progressed onto various BSi and CEN standards development committees, as well as the LEEA technical committee and lifting accessories working group.