LEIA gains recognition from Ofqual as end-point assessment organisation for lift industry apprenticeships
LEIA (The Lift & Escalator Industry Association) has been recognised by Ofqual as a regulated end-point assessment organisation (EPAO) for apprenticeships in the lift and escalator industry. This means that LEIA is now approved by Ofqual to offer end-point assessments and will now be able to progress the delivery to offer EPA for the following […]
Cardiff Lift Company joins LEIA membership
This month, LEIA welcomes Cardiff Lift Company as its newest member. The company was founded as a family business in 1969 by the late John Patterson and his wife Glenys. Initially it was formed as an independent maintenance company serving the south Wales region. Over the years, the business has expanded its portfolio and now […]
Covid-19: vaccination of people working or deployed in care homes
A reminder that workers entering care homes will need proof of vaccination from next week (11th November). There is an exemption for workers where “urgent maintenance work is required in the event of a risk to life or continuity of care….. This could include a serious fault in a lift. It is the manager’s responsibility […]
LEIA is the trade association and advisory body for the lift and escalator industry, formed in 1997 by the merging of two long-standing associations with a history dating back to 1932. With a membership of 163 UK registered companies covering 85% of the lift and escalator industry, LEIA represents a single voice for the sector. LEIA members supply passenger and goods/service lifts, stairlifts, homelifts, lifting platforms, escalators, passenger conveyors and a range of component parts for such products. LEIA members also undertake the maintenance of over 300,000 products falling within the scope of the Association.