A new lifting solutions division, which offers an additional service for on-site testing of lifting machines and lifting tackle, has been established.
The equipment range catered for includes mechanical ratchet jacks; hydraulic pumps and cylinders; chain and lever blocks; geared and plain crawls; pneumatic hoists and winches; Tirfor machines and ropes; mechanical grabs and clamps; and various slings, including chains, polyester, and steel-wire rope.
GM Jaco Vorster explains that Mandirk Lifting was established to extend the Mandirk Group’s services offering. “We have a comprehensive inventory of equipment and spares stockholding and are able to leverage off the nearly 250-branch network that the Mandirk Group has access to through its holding company BMG,” Vorster comments.
Brands represented include KITO electric chain hoists, manual chain blocks, and lever hoists; Ingersoll Rand lifting and materials-handling; and Liftall chain blocks, lever hoists, sling protection and load hugger cargo control. In addition a number of lifting tackle brands are available, including Myte, McKinnon Chain, and Umoya, as well as Enerpac hydraulics tools, equipment and bolting solutions.
The global brands are South African National Standards and South African Bureau of Standards compliant and subscribe to international regulations and accreditations
As a South African legal requirement, all lifting equipment is tested and certified by qualified specialists, using calibrated testing equipment. The group issues certificates for all new equipment sold, in addition to inspecting, testing and certifying on-site equipment.
The company is a certified member of the Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of South Africa and a certified member of the Chamber of Engineering Technology.
Its lifting machinery inspectors are certified in terms of the Engineering Profession Act No. 46 of 2000 and it is a registered member of the Engineering Council of South Africa. The Department of Labour has approved the company for examining and testing lifting machines and lifting tackles, in terms of the Driven Machinery Regulations 18(5) of the Occupational and Safety Act 1993.