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Lifting, rigging solutions for wildlife

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GOING WILD BMG’s dedicated Lifting and Rigging division has been involved in important projects recently, including the safe lifting and moving of wildlife

19th May 2023

     

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Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s dedicated lifting and rigging division has been involved in important projects recently, including the lifting and moving of wildlife.

“A challenging task for the team was assisting a game farmer [in relocating] three young giraffes from a game reserve in Nylstroom [in Limpopo], to Kuwait. To make the move as comfortable as possible for the animals, we constructed a robust sling [and] using high-strength McKinnon chain, load[ed] the crate holding the giraffes safely onto a truck,” explains BMG Tools & Equipment lifting and rigging specialist Tanita Rousel-Brett.

Another project involved the design and manufacture of a sling to lift and move wildebeest from one enclosure to another.

“Our team of specialists work together to provide solutions for any lifting or rigging challenge. BMG’s broad range of quality branded equipment is enhanced by a technical advisory and support service that ensures simplified, efficient and safe procedures in every application,” adds Rousel-Brett.

Included in BMG’s extensive range of tools, lifting and rigging equipment are electric, chain and lever hoists, geared and plain crawls, chain, wire and webbing slings and hydraulic and pneumatic hoists and winches, as well as manual Tirfor winches and ropes.

BMG complies fully with the requirements of the lifting machine and lifting tackle regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).

The company’s Lifting Machinery Inspector is certified in terms of the Engineering Profession Act 2000, and is a registered member of the Engineering Council of South Africa.

BMG has approval from the Department of Employment and Labour in terms of the driven machinery regulations 18 (5) of OHSA for examining and testing of lifting machines and lifting tackle.

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

BMG specialists consider safe operation as one of the most critical aspects in materials handling and recommend that customers’ equipment is independently load tested yearly, and inspected every three months.

BMG’s Tools & Equipment Lifting team offers a specialist service to diverse sectors throughout Africa.

Edited by Nadine James
Features Deputy Editor

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