Rapid Response Solutions Becomes Full LEEA Member
Portsmouth, UK-based lifting, transport and storage specialist Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) has passed its final audit and been named a full member of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), established across the globe as the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide.
RRS started its journey with LEEA as a development member following an initial audit two years ago and wasted no time in meeting the stringent criteria for full membership, which is only available to companies that are ‘engaged for profit in the verification of lifting equipment, and which, in the opinion of the [LEEA] directors, is competent and can give an adequate service’.
Seven RRS employees have taken LEEA training courses in a variety of subject matter over the period. Barber lauded the association’s comprehensive programmes that cover manufacture, assembly, and testing through to examination and certification of lifting equipment. Health, safety and legal requirements are also included, he pointed out. Advanced programmes were recently accredited by City & Guilds, which is backed by a Royal Charter and has a long history of shaping skilled workforces.
Paul Barber, managing director at RRS, said: “After the first audit they set us a training matrix to help develop our staff. We then had to select a certain number of skilled staff in each discipline to take LEEA training courses. We’re proud to have marked successful completion of this rigorous audit process and welcome the association’s [annual] follow-up audits to ensure we continue to meet and exceed these high standards.”