Membership of the Association is available to companies where a significant proportion of the applicant company’s turnover involves work directly undertaken in the manufacture, supply and/or servicing of lifts, escalators, lifting platforms, vertical lifting appliances and stairlifts.
Notwithstanding the previous paragraph, membership of the Association is also available to companies who, as part of their overall trading activity, supply component parts or equipment for those products.
LEIA and all its members are certificated to ISO 9001 for their quality systems. Most companies installing lifts now have a further assessment against the quality system requirements of the Lifts Regulations. All LEIA members are certificated to ISO 45001 for their occupational health and safety systems.
Note: All new lifts are required to conform with the Lifts Regulations.
Note: ISO 45001 was published in March 2018 and replaces OHSAS 18001 which will be withdrawn in September 2021.
Companies applying for membership must have both the following:-
ISO 9001 certification awarded by a certification body accredited by UKAS (the United Kingdom Accreditation Service).
ISO 45001 certification awarded by a certification body accredited by UKAS.
Other requirements for membership include:-
The objective of these requirements is to provide reassurance to customers when dealing with member companies.