The Lifting Equipment Engineers Associations (LEEA) is the authoritative representative body for all aspects of the lifting equipment industry. LEEA operates globally and their role includes standard setting, provision of technical advice and training.
Their examination and licensing system is widely respected and has been in operation for the past 50 years. A LEEA qualification validates that an engineer is competent and trained to a high level. A LEEA qualification is not a requirement to work in the industry, however, we at Scotia Handling Services feel that it is beneficial on a number of levels: It provides our customers with the assurance that the service we provide is of the highest standard; it provides us with a resource to constantly update our technical knowledge and keep up to date with the industry innovation; and it up skills our engineers, providing them with a qualification that is theirs to keep.
Gaining and maintaining full membership requires annual audits to ensure that we, as a company, are compliant with all standards and legislation, maintaining employee competency and training, and continuing to raise our standards of practice.
Since 2013, Scotia Handling Services has been a Llodys Register approved service supplier for the servicing and maintenance of lifeboats, launching appliances and on-load release gear as well as the general load testing of shipboard lifting appliances.
Lloyds Register is an independent body established over 250 years ago. As a marine classification society, Lloyds Register Marine sets safety and environmental standards for the design, construction and operation of ships. They are the world leader in assessment of business processes and products against internationally recognised standards, therefore, being an approved service supplier is a great achievement for Scotia and verifies the high standard of service we provide to our marine customers.