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New lifting division rises to giraffe relocation test challenge

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BMG’s Tools & Equipment Lifting team offers a specialist service to diverse sectors throughout Africa, including automotive and tyre manufacturing, paper and pulp, sugar, forestry and agriculture, as well as marine and mining.

That’s according to Tanita Rousel-Brett, Tools & Equipment Lifting and Rigging Specialist at the company, who said they recently assisted a game farmer relocate three young giraffes from a game reserve in Nylstroom, to Kuwait.

“We constructed a robust sling especially for the project, using high-strength McKinnon chain, to load the crate holding the giraffes safely onto a truck,” she said.

The successful relocation was an early test of BMG’s dedicated Lifting and Rigging division, which was established in August last year.

The division “supplies a broad range of quality branded equipment, that is enhanced by a technical advisory and support service, designed for simplified, efficient and safe procedures in every application,” Rousel-Brett said.

“Our team of specialists, with over 30 year’s collective experience, works together to provide solutions for any lifting or rigging challenge.”

She said the company complies with the requirements of the lifting machine and lifting tackle regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) Act 85 of 1993. Its Lifting Machinery Inspector (LMI) is certified in terms of the Engineering Profession Act 2000 (Act no46 of 2000) and is a registered member of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).

It has approval from The Department of Labour in terms of the driven machinery regulations 18 (5) of the occupational and safety Act 1993, for examining and testing of lifting machines and lifting tackle.

“BMG has a fully equipped trailer and is able to offer an onsite load testing service for customer convenience and peace of mind.”

Included in the company’s range of tools, lifting and rigging equipment are electric, chain and lever hoists, geared and plain crawls, chain, wire and webbing slings and hydraulic, pneumatic hoists and winches, as well as manual Tirfor winches and ropes. The range also comprises high-pressure hydraulic tools, mechanical ratchet jacks, jib cranes and eye bolts.

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