The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has scheduled a series of free to view, sector-specific webinars that will take place throughout 2022.

The first session will take place on April 28 with a focus on the oil and gas sector. This will be followed by a webinar on the entertainment sector on July 7, the renewables industry on September 21 and the lift and escalator market on November 23.

Each webinar will run for approximately one hour, split into four 15-minute sessions, wrapping up with a question and answer session.

Delving into sector–specific safety issues and best practice surrounding lifting, the webinars aim to start conversations between LEEA members and end users, particularly those further up the supply chain. Two guest industry speakers, with expertise in the relevant sectors, will join a duo of LEEA presenters for each webinar.

Commenting on the first webinar, LEEA said: “Lifting equipment plays an essential role in oil and gas operations of all kinds but the consequences of non-compliance to standards and ignorance in relation to lifting can result in severe consequences beyond handicapping a company’s progress: an accident, a visit from health and safety inspectors and, ultimately, punishment. So it is vital that company management are educated about their responsibilities. We would therefore highly recommend that oil and gas industry managers view this informative webinar. There will be more details on speakers and content to follow in the coming weeks.”