The Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of South Africa (LEEASA)

LEEASA was formed by concerned industry individuals in 2003. The Association is concerned that this industry, which is inherently dangerous, could fall into disrepute if not well run and regulated. The engineering team providing the service should be well trained to the correct standards and be ethical and responsible for their actions. Safety should be paramount. Since the inception, LEEASA has grown and all Lifting machinery Inspectors (LMI) are encouraged to join.





  • LEEASA issues membership cards to all individual members. This lists the members full list of competencies pertaining to lifting equipment. This can be validated on our website – under the Validation Tab.


  • LEEASA has representation on the Department of Labour committee which is re-writing the Driven Machinery Regulations of the OHS Act No. 85 of 1993.


  • LEEASA has representatives serving on various committees at the Engineering Council of South Africa, (ECSA) which manages the registration of Lifting Machinery Inspectors (LMI’s).


  • LEEASA members who are registered LMI’s at the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), may qualify for any concessionary for their annual fees granted by ECSA due to LEEASA being recognise as a voluntary by ECSA which may save you over R1000 a year. LEEASA VA – A0048.


  • LEEASA awards individual members who are registered with engineering Council of SA (ECSA), one category 3, continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit each year. CPD is an ECSA requirement to maintain registration.


  • LEEASA validated training and seminars, also earn category 1 ECSA CPD credits because of the LEEASA VA – A0048 recognition.


  • LEEASA members are participating in education matters with the Education authorities.


  • LEEASA has representatives serving on SABS Technical Committees; TC110 – forklifts, TC96 – cranes and TC1020 – tackle etc.


  • LEEASA has an upgraded website which is updated regularly.


  • LEEASA has representation on important matters concerning the industry.


  • LEEASA has a magazine “Lifting Africa” which keeps members informed on authorities, training, qualifications and commercial matters regularly.


  • LEEASA organises meetings and seminars for it’s members.


  • LEEASA needs volunteers to serve on important committees benefit members as a collective power of our recognised and established association. Become part of the pool.


  • LEEASA will be selling a variety books and aids in the future.

Vision & Mission of LEEASA



The LIFTING EQUIPMENT ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA (LEEASA) was formed by like-minded organisations and individuals from the providers, manufacturers, maintenance, inspection, examination and training sectors of this industry. The Association will endeavour to create a responsible forum where the collective voice of its members can be formulated and used in all forums where opinions and professional or practical consultation is requested either by government or controlling bodies or the public at large.


Further the Association will keep its members informed of developments or technological improvements of which it becomes aware of in the industry and also to disseminate by way of media and seminars training and other practical information to keep its members professional development current.


To achieve these ideals the Association will actively lobby to be represented on all forums where the government’s regulators formulate policy where Association members will assist wherever possible. The Association will also attempt to become involved in the International Industry forums and Associations of peers where presently many informal and long term working relationships already exist.


The Association will also assist wherever possible to create the correct standards for both equipment and staff, who use and maintain them by endeavouring to have staff evaluated and registered by the Engineering Council of South Africa.


Lastly, this not for profit association wants to represent all members of this industry at all levels and recognises that any task is performed by a team of interdependent members who all form part of it and are responsible for their actions.