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Bulk Handling Today – Playing it safe

The potential of a Marie Antoinette style guillotine execution taking place on a South African industrial site and making the headlines is huge. A large steel plate falling from height onto someone below and causing serious injury or even death is a very real threat, unless somebody does something about the inferior lifting equipment being used all over the country every day.

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Bulk Handling Today – Safe lifting

Nobody is complaining about the volume of work currently being experienced by the construction industry in South Africa, however there's always the danger of problems arising when projects being done too quickly. This is particularly true in terms of safety, as many people ignore or simply forget to pay attention to it in the frenzy to rake in as much as possible while the going is good.

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Construction World – Novel sand diversion

The contract for the construction of the Sand Bypass Project was awarded to Connec Joint Ve nture in September 2002 and is valued at approximately R100 million.

The duration of the project is 36 months and is scheduled for completion at the same time as the main maritime contract on 6 October 2005.

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Construction World – Novel sand diversion

The contract for the construction of the Sand Bypass Project was awarded to Connec Joint Venture in September 2002 and is valued at approximately R100 million.

The duration of the project is 36 months and is scheduled for completion at the same time as the main maritime contract on 6 October 2005.

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Construction World – Tailor-made designs in lifting

Within the civil engineering and building sectors, the challenges posed by the lifting of materials and items of eqiopment during the construction programme frequently require customized solutions.

This is particularly the case when working in remote locations in Africa, where electrical supplies may not be readily available, requiring high-powered manually operated pulling and lifting systems.

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Engineering News – Factory tour

A spokesperson says that, in the past year, the company - which is implementing the ISO 9001 - 2000 QAS - was awarded contracts by Mozambique's Moma Sands; Syama mine, in Mali; Kumba Iron Ore's Shishen Expansion Project; the Bogosso sulphide expansion project, in Ghana; and the Somkhele coal project.

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Plant Equipment and Hire – Behind the person

Peter Turchetti helped solve his company's BEE conundrum.

 

Elephant Lifting concluded a broad-based black economic empowerment (BBEE) deal.

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Hoist – SA firm

South African-based Elephant Lifting Equipment recently restructured its 25-year-old organisation to fit in line wiht the country's black-empowerment requirements.

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