People – Development: Five Golden Rules
What should you do if you think your equipment is not safe?
Can you do your own inspections?Australian Standards make frequent references to competence and competent persons. A competent person will have acquired through training, education and experience, or a combination of these, in addition to the knowledge and skills enabling that person to safely and effectively perform the task required. Competency isn’t achieved through simply working around equipment for a long time Read more
How often do you need to inspect your equipment?
What records are you required to keep?
The Insider Article – My kind of people
I have a lot of conversations with fellow business owners and managers here in Sydney and wider Australia. It’s fascinating to compare notes with peers who are experiencing the same challenges and notable that similar issues impact us all. Near the top of the list, especially for those of us in a niche sector, likeRead more
The Insider Article – Safety starts at home
Even before the occasion when it is used for the first time, a single item of rigging gear passes through many hands. It is manufactured, shipped, stored, distributed, probably stored again, and then used to connect a hook to a load. By the time it has been used below-the-hook on multiple occasions, many more wouldRead more
It is a big step for a business to setup in a new territory or open a satellite office—and it’s not for the faint-hearted. Let’s relive our journey over the past year-and-a-half in the hope that there are lessons our audiences can learn from our experiences and apply them to their own growth strategies.Read more
The Insider Article – Still Rising Up
Six years ago, I was interviewed by this magazine’s sister title. I was still in my twenties and had recently been named the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association’s (LEEA) youngest ever board member. I was modest about the achievement but I think it inspired the editor’s choice of headline for the article, “Rising Up”. It chimedRead more
Trade media covers all industries of note. Most sectors don’t use these magazines, websites, and related platforms to their advantage. Only a minority of vendors advertise and editors can find it difficult to gather or generate meaningful content. It’s a missed opportunity because a quality trade magazine can serve as an effective route to marketRead more