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ABMEC

ABMEC

With 45 member companies, ABMEC is the only Trade Association for the British mining supply chain. Members include OEMs, component suppliers, service providers and universities. They serve and supply many other industries, such as quarrying, construction, tunnelling, marine and O&G.

Members design and manufacture world-class products, and deliver them globally – keeping operations working in extreme geographical, political and environmental conditions.

Working hand in hand with customers, ABMEC members are proud to produce, move or process materials at the lowest cost per tonne. Please see full list of members and let us know how we can help you.

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ALLMI

ALLMI

The Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers (ALLMI) was founded in 1978 at the request of the Health and Safety Executive, and it remains today as the UK’s only Trade Association devoted exclusively to the lorry loader industry. It serves, represents and promotes the interests of its members and the industry at large, and is the natural focus and authority on all issues involving the design, manufacture, application and use of lorry loaders.

ALLMI has members drawn from all parts of the industry, including manufacturers / importers, service agents, ancillary equipment manufacturers / suppliers, fleet owners and site operators.

ALLMI is also a training accreditation body, providing specialist courses approved by CSCS that cover all roles within the lorry loader lifting team, as well as programmes for thorough examiners, managers and instructors.

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AWRF

AWRF

Our Association was formed in 1975 and incorporated the following year by a group of concerned businessmen who felt there was a need for sling fabricators and special rigging components manufacturers to join together to form a trade association. Originally created by representatives from nine companies in the United States, in two decades the organization grew to address the needs of over 400 member companies worldwide.

AWRF promotes interests common among companies manufacturing, fabricating, or distributing lifting, rigging and load securement devices made of chain, rope, and synthetic products. The association works to establish, acquire, preserve, and disseminate various technical information, and encourages the development of safety standards and programs, and product identification procedures. Assistance has been provided for establishing and maintaining adequate products liability insurance, as well as other insurance needs of the industry. Common problems and purposes of the industry, such as those involving production, distribution, service and safety are reviewed and advanced by lawful means on a regular basis.

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Bridger Howes

Bridger Howes

Mark Bridger and Richard Howes, formerly of trade media that covered the global lifting industry, started Bridger Howes Limited, a public relations business that served the same sector, in 2014. While the content-based company produces press releases and articles of all types, it is best known for creating content for businesses that presents them and their executives as thought leaders where target audiences go for information. Many of these clients go on to sell their companies and / or take industry leadership and stewardship roles.

Through ghost-written blogs, social media posts, and other content, Bridger Howes constantly raises the profile of rigging gear and component suppliers, but is also prevalent in the ports, wind energy, and offshore marketplaces, where some of the industry's largest cranes and heaviest equipment are utilised. Bridger Howes also works with customers to produce newsletters, company magazines, and more.

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City of Bristol College

City of Bristol College

City of Bristol College is one of the South West’s largest further education providers, educating nearly a third of Bristol’s 16–18-year-olds. We enrol a large proportion of school leavers from Bristol’s most disadvantaged communities and the great majority of school leavers with High Needs, and we offer routes back into education for young people who have dropped out of school. With four major locations encompassing six Centres spread out across the city, we are able to provide courses within easy reach of most local people.

Our offering encompasses A Levels, technical and vocational courses, and apprenticeships for school leavers, as well as full-time and part-time adult courses and Higher Education. We are proud to provide industry-standard facilities for our students to learn and train in, including our state-of-the-art Advanced Construction Skills Centre. Training takes place alongside our valued employer partners to provide programmes which meet local employers’ needs and fill the region’s skills gaps, to ensure the very best students are retained in our area.

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DROPS

DROPS

DROPS is a Global Work Group, represented by over 200 operators, contractors, service companies and industry bodies from across the oil, gas and renewables sector, all sharing commitment and enthusiasm for the common goal of dropped object prevention. DROPS’ remit is to consider all avenues available for improving dropped object prevention performance, to distil and identify the key learnings and deliver these back into the industry in the form of awareness, best practice, recommendations, lessons, tools and techniques.

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EIC

EIC

The EIC is the UK’s leading Trade Association for the energy sector, providing dedicated services to help members understand, identify, and pursue business opportunities globally.

Established in 1943, the EIC is a not-for-profit organisation with a membership of over 700 companies who deliver goods and services to the energy industries worldwide.

As part of their offer, the EIC delivers high-value market intelligence to members through its online energy project database (which will be used to present at the event), and via a global network of staff who work “in-the-field” to provide qualified regional insight.

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ICHCA

ICHCA

International Cargo Handling Coordination Association Established in 1952, ICHCA International is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the safety, productivity and efficiency of cargo handling and movement worldwide. ICHCA’s privileged NGO status enables it to represent its members, and the cargo handling industry at large, in front of national and international agencies and regulatory bodies, while its Technical Panel provides best practice advice and develops publications on a wide range of practical cargo handling issues. Operating through a series of national and regional chapters, including ICHCA Australia, ICHCA Japan and Correspondence and Working Groups, ICHCA provides a focal point for informing, educating, lobbying and networking to improve knowledge and best practice across the cargo handling chain.

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Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers was established in 1847 and has some of the world’s greatest engineers in its history books. It is one of the fastest growing professional engineering institutions. Headquartered in London, we have operations around the world and over 120,000 members in more than 140 countries working at the heart of the most important and dynamic industries such as the automotive, rail, aerospace, medical, power and construction industries.

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IPAF

IPAF

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide in the widest sense – through providing technical advice and information; through influencing and interpreting legislation and standards; and through safety initiatives and training programmes.

IPAF is a not-for-profit organisation owned by its members, which include manufacturers, rental companies, distributors, contractors and users. IPAF members operate a majority of the MEWP rental fleet worldwide and manufacture about 85% of platforms on the market.

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LEEA

LEEA

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is established across the world as the leading trade association for all those involved in the lifting industry.

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Lift & Hoist International

Lift & Hoist International

Lift & Hoist International (LHI) is the magazine and digital news service at the forefront of the global industrial lifting industry. LHI supplies professional end users in more than 100 countries, with the latest news and insights on overhead cranes and hoists, access equipment, rigging gear, heavy lift material handlers, forklift trucks, marine and dockside lifting equipment, including all related drives, controls and ancillary components.
LHI’s unique focus on integrated industrial lifting technologies across multiple industries, as well as its independent and impartial coverage, makes us essential reading across the community serving a robust, multi-billion sector. LHI also publishes regular thought leadership articles and opinion pieces from eminent figures and leading trade associations.
LHI is proud to work, and be associated with, Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), and be one of the original stakeholders to launch and spearhead the Global Lifting Awareness Day initiative.

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MHI

MHI

MHI is an international trade association that has represented the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry since 1945. MHI members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third-party logistics providers. MHI offers education, standards development, networking and solution sourcing for their members, their customers, and the industry through programming and events. The association sponsors the ProMat and MODEX exhibitions which showcase the products and services of its member companies and educate manufacturing and supply chain professionals. The Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC) is professional organization focused on logistics management and its role in the supply chain, and it is a division of MHI.

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NRAG

NRAG

The National Rigging Advisory Group was formed to assist in developing the National Rigging Certificate with PLASA in 2002. Since the launch of the NRC the group developed further and strives to act as the representative body for the entertainment rigging industry in the UK.

NRAG’s membership includes many employers and individuals involved in rigging as well as leading venues, organisations and safety practitioners.

NRAG creates guidance documents, disseminates rigging information and continues to act as the advisory committee to PLASA in administering the National Rigging Certificate.

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RIDBA

RIDBA

Run by members, for members, the Rural and Industrial Design and Building Association (RIDBA) is the UK’s only trade association for the modern agriculture and industrial buildings industry.

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The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ)

The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ)

The Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ) is the umbrella organisation representing workplace health and safety professions in New Zealand.

An incorporated society, HASANZ aims to raise professional standards across the sector while connecting businesses with trusted health and safety professionals.

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UKWA

UKWA

UKWA Limited is the United Kingdom Warehousing Association, a trade association with approximately 900 Members. We represent a sector of the UK economy that has grown by 32% in the past six years and is worth £20 billion, with over half a million workers.

As the Voice of the Warehousing & Logistics Industry, UKWA engages with policymakers, the media and other high-profile stakeholders, to represent the views of our Members.

UKWA promotes and shares best practice, and our mission is to help Members operate safely, ethically and profitably, while safeguarding industry standards.

Members benefit from a wide range of valuable services from professional business advice and strategic support to networking opportunities and discounted offers from partnering specialists and associates.

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Work at Height Safety Association (WAHSA)

Work at Height Safety Association (WAHSA)

WAHSA is the UK lead body representing the interests of manufacturers, assemblers, installers, distributors and end users of personal protection equipment used for work at height and rescue.

To qualify for membership, companies must be manufacturers of equipment used for work at height and rescue, and must control the production process from raw material through to testing and certification.

WAHSA provides a benchmark in high standards for the manufacture and subsequent use of members’ products and takes the lead role in the setting of standards and codes of practice for the use of such equipment.

WAHSA takes a more proactive role to educate and inform people at all levels of the supply chain to ensure that fall protection equipment is purchased, provided and used in a competent and professional manner.

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