New South Wales, Australia-based Ranger Lifting has named industry veteran Oliver Auston technical consultant. He will continue to serve as a Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) board representative. Auston was co-founder of the UK brand Checkmate, a height safety pioneer, and has served on the LEEA board for over a decade, including a tenure as its youngest ever chairperson. Auston, who has also served as technical committee chairperson at Work at Height Safety Association (WAHSA) and sat on numerous groups responsible for international best practices and standardisation, brings a wealth of experience to the company.

Ranger, which has a second facility in Melbourne, Victoria, is a specialist supplier of lifting, rigging and safety equipment. This range includes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for height safety applications, such as harnesses, straps, ropes, and anchoring devices that the company supplies, installs and recertifies. Auston’s appointment bolsters this offering with technical knowledge specifically related to both textile lifting products and height safety generally.

Ashley Thacker, general manager at Ranger, said: “I first met Oliver at a LEEA event over 10 years ago. We were both trying to develop our knowledge base and enhance our industry skillset; we see the marketplace and business the same way.”

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