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Global Lifting Awareness Day is July 7

June 7, 2022 – Global Lifting Awareness Day (GLAD) 2022 is July 7. Its goal is to raise worldwide awareness of safe lifting practices.

To help raise awareness of safe lifting, GLAD’s organizers encourage users, manufacturers, and suppliers of lifting equipment to share their content so LEEA can post it on a new, dedicated website — — where information about apprenticeships, military recruitment, diversity, sustainability, and technology is already stacking up.

GLAD’s supporting organizations include trade associations, journals, and Bridger Howes Limited, an industrial public relations business.

Mark Bridger, director at Bridger Howes, said, “Anyone with an interest in lifting and working at height can contribute by using the hashtag #GLAD2022 to empower social media posts, videos, in-person activity, articles, etc. Even if it’s adding the logo to email signatures and reposting social media posts, it helps.”

He also said that one of GLAD’s goals is attracting new recruits into the sector by showcasing entrance paths, career opportunities, and remarkable work going on the lifting industry.

Bridger added that as a GLAD supporting partner with clients in the industry, Bridger Howes is passionate about helping equipment users make well-informed purchasing decisions.

Other major supporters include the British Mining Trade Association (ABMEC), Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF), City of Bristol College, Dropped Objects Prevention Scheme (DROPS), Energy Industries Council (EIC), International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), MHI, National Rigging Advisory Group (NRAG), Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association (RIDBA), Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ), United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA), and Work at Height Safety Association (WAHSA).



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