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         the association’s UK membership,     “The result of this scheme will see   sustainability issue. We hope that our
         these will be geographically dispersed   75 military leavers work-ready for   members see this as a chance to sup-
         across  the  entire UK – from Edin-  the civilian lifting sector,” said Ross   port military leavers looking to become
         burgh or Exeter.                   Moloney, CEO of LEEA. “This helps   more employable, and we  also hope
           The  placements are  not  guaranteed   military leavers to more easily make   that we’ll be able to report that some of
         jobs but will offer the invaluable expe-  the transition into civilian workplace,   the 75 have secured employment with
         rience  of two  days working  alongside   while also providing an important pool   our members.”
         experienced staff.                 of talent for  the lifting sector,  thus   For  further  information  please con-
                                            helping to address our  urgent skills   tact: mail@leeaint.com. n


                                                 Note from the Editor


                                                  In this issue we delve into the high tech world of Virtual
                                                 Reality Simulators. This relatively new form of hands-on
                                                 education allows for the safest method of showing “the
                                                 ropes” to up-and-coming crane operators while avoiding risk
                                                 of on-the-job injury. Story on page 8.
                                                  We also have a story on page 18 about Scenic World, where
                                                 visitors have been enjoying aerial views of Nature’s majesty,
                                                 with the help of wire rope, since the 1930s.
                                                  Finally, on page 28, we cover Konecranes new installation
                                                 of cantilever rail mounted gantry cranes in full service at the
                                                 Virginia Port Authority.
                                                  We are continuing our celebration of 40 years publishing for
                                                 the lifting and material handling industry and, in doing so, we
                                                 welcome our readers’ suggestions for articles.
                                                  Thank you for celebrating with us!

         LEEA takes military action.

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