Demolition expert Jet Demolition has made a significant investment in developing and retaining an exclusive skills base through the retention of full-time, long-term employees.
With applications ranging from mining facilities to the automotive, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, power generation, construction and steel, and glass industries, Jet Demolition has the expertise and equipment to undertake complex heavy industrial demolition projects with the utmost safety and efficiency.
The company’s specialist services extend beyond the demolition of redundant infrastructure and the closing of mine shafts.
“We focus on turnkey value-add solutions not readily provided by any other service provider,” Jet Demolition director Joe Brinkmann tells Engineering News.
He adds that it is essential that demolition methods align with international best practice to achieve the highest practical levels of health and safety.
International best practice for demolition is based on extensive mechanisation, coupled with an intensive safety, health, environment and quality programme to achieve the necessary level of safety, productivity and cost efficiency, the company says.
“Our demolition projects are highly mechanised, thereby removing the direct physical interface between personnel and demolition work actions, as well as substantially reducing the person labour hours required. “This improves the safety profile of the project dramatically in comparison to the standard labour-intensive methods otherwise used in South Africa,” Brinkmann explains.
For instance, the company’s turnkey demolition, value recovery and rehabilitation of industrial and mine infrastructure is in accordance with several environmental regulations.
Jet Demolition’s providing turnkey solutions guarantees reduced costs, as multiple contractors are replaced by one service provider.
“This ensures a fast-tracked approach to projects, as various activities can be undertaken simultaneously, as opposed to having one contractor following on from the next.
“We are committed to finding the best and most viable solutions for clients, based on streamlined design proposals that result in the most cohesive and safest approach.”
Moreover, the company comments that most of its specialised demolition equipment is not available in South Africa from any other demolition company. Its primary demolition equipment is replaced on a 6 000-hour basis.
This policy, together with stringent maintenance and a fully-equipped plant support department, contributes strongly to safe, reliable, and efficient operation of demolition projects in the construction sector.