Global Lifting Awareness Day (GLAD) 7th of July 2022


  • The battle with gravity is essential to our way of life.
  • Fighting gravity is inherently dangerous and getting it wrong can lead to accident, injury and even fatality.
  • As we work higher, heavier and more complex – our ability to lift safely becomes ever more important.
  • This is a day when interested associations and others unite to share material which promotes safe and high quality load lifting


GLAD has the following objectives

  • Ensure that end users/customers make well informed purchasing decisions by fully understanding their legal obligations
  • Attract new recruits into the sector through showcasing entrance pathways as well as career opportunities
  • Raise our profile with stakeholders and legislators who often forget about the importance of lifting and working at height
  • Celebrate the innovations and remarkable work going on within our industries


Who can be involved and what can they do?

Anyone with an interest in lifting and working at height can contribute to GLAD on 7th July 2022.

Participating can be as easy as using the hashtag #GLAD2022, adding the GLAD2022 logo to email signatures and reposting social media, all the way through to producing unique content.

We encourage companies and organisations working in the sector to share their content with us so we can post it here. You can send content using our contact form or by emailing ross.moloney@leeaint.com.

We are particularly interested in material in the following areas (with a special LEEA Award going to the best submission)

  • Apprenticeships
  • Military recruitment
  • Diversity
  • Sustainability
  • Technology/Digital


Who is involved already (contact us if you want to get behind GLAD 2022 and be listed below)

You can find all partners involved with GLAD 2022 on the partners page