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  25 jaar

EKH was founded in 1993, so we have recently celebrated our 25th anniversary. 
Check the anniversary magazine we put together especially for the occasion.


The assurance of a proper inspection!

If your lifting and hoisting gear is inspected and tested on a regular basis, you will have written proof that you have done everything possible to ensure the safety of your personnel. This is especially so if you have partnered with an EKH-recognised company. After all, insurance companies need the assurance that inspectors in our trade organisation know their business inside out. They are personally certified and, as such, proven experts at their job. This means they abide by the agreed regulations and working protocols. From time to time, they themselves are subjected to random checks by their own trade organisation. 

Having a load come crashing down from a crane doesn’t bear thinking about!

Any questions about lifting and hoisting?

As a trade organisation, EKH has played an active role in formulating current regulations and legislation since 1993. This provides transparency. With an extensive arsenal of work instructions and inspection plans, based on the requirements of the Machinery Directive, the Working Conditions Act, NEN, DIN, etc., we help maintain safety standards in the Netherlands. In addition, EKH - as an institute concerned with lifting and hoisting activities - incorporates an independent arbitration board, a complaints commission and a safety control board.

Any other questions about lifting and hoisting? If so, please contact the secretary office at EKH. We’re sure to have the right answers for you!

EKH, always the right standard!

Want to become an EKH member?

EKH companies help lighten the load. They provide support in meeting all the statutory regulations in respect of lifting and hoisting. EKH inspection companies are widely known as being skilled and conscientious about what they do and, as such, command considerable respect. After all, testing and inspection are too important to be left to the amateurs. To this end, EKH also organises training programmes for skilled inspectors ‘Below the Hook’ and/or ‘Above the Hook' with personal certificates for the inspectors and all their members.

Would you like to be a skilled inspector too? If so, please contact the secretary of EKH, Mr Frans van der Brugh. He can be reached by telephone on (030) 605 33 44 or you can send an email to brugh@metaalunie.nl