David Cooper


David Cooper MBE is the CEO of UK based consultants LECS (UK) Ltd and LECS (UAE). He has been in the lift and escalator industry since 1980. He holds a Master of Philosophy Degree following a 5 year research project into accidents on escalators, a Master of Science Degree in Lift Engineering as well as a Bachelor of Science Honours degree, Higher National Certificate and a Continuing Education Certificate in Lift Engineering.

He is the co-author of “The Elevator & Escalator Micropedia” and “Elevator & Escalator Accident Investigation & Litigation” as well as being a contributor to a number of other books including CIBSE Guide D. He is also the founder of the Elevator Academy which provides free training for apprentices and trainees and is a Founding Trustee of the UK’s Lift Industry Charity.

In 2012 David was awarded a CIBSE silver medal for services to the Institution, in 2021 he was awarded the Sir Moir Lockhead award for 30 years dedication to safety in the lift & escalator industry and in 2023 he was awarded an MBE for services to lift & escalator engineering.

He is a member of the CIBSE Lifts Group Committee. He also serves on the Board of CIBSE and is currently Vice President. He is also an Honorary Visiting Professor at The University of Northampton.

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