We’re delighted to share that several members of the ILECS team have recently passed their Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA) distance learning courses.
LEIA is the trade association and advisory body for the lift and escalator industry, and their distance learning courses have been designed to extend candidates knowledge of lift and escalator engineering.
Sophie Scott, Jayne Jones, Julia Richmond, Sarah Jackson and Helena Tate each enrolled on to the technical training programme, which is divided into full and half units of study. The full units cover engineering principles, lift technology, electric traction lifts and hydraulic lifts, whilst the half units cover lift and escalator technology, safety and commercial management.
With the broader support of ILECS, the training was completed over five months to ensure the team could still provide the best support and customer care to our OneVision clients.
By enrolling on the ‘Basics of Lift Technology’ course, Jayne, Julia, Sarah and Helena studied the different lift types, their components and parts, and health and safety issues that could arise. The team will now have a greater understanding when reviewing lift documentation such as LOLER reports and quotations on behalf of clients.
Having already completed the Basics of Lift Technology course, Sophie chose to study the ‘Management of a Lift/Escalator Contract’ course where she learned about commercial lift maintenance contracts, contractual procedures and third-party warranties.
With contract management being a critical element in the delivery of our OneVision lift management service, the course will complement her existing experience with further theoretical knowledge.
We applaud our colleagues for their dedication to ongoing professional development and we are incredibly proud of the team for their achievements. Their learning not only benefits themselves and ILECS, but also our clients receiving well-researched, specialist advice.