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Kelmeg Lifting Services has expanded its service offering to include a mobile Lifting Machinery Inspection (LMI) unit. Accompanied by a registered lifting machine inspector, who is fully equipped to perform lifting machine inspections, load tests, repairs and maintenance, as well as the recertification of repaired equipment, Kelmeg Lifting Services can now conduct inspections on site and on demand.

KelmegAug2018Milton Mhlanga Kelmeg Lifting ServiceThe LMI unit is equipped with a mobile load test rig, as well as repairs and maintenance facilities, including a range of spares. This means that lifting tackle which complies with the required SANS specifications can be issued with the necessary certification on completion of the inspection or test. The issuing of load test certificates can therefore be done on site.

Inspections on lifting tackle are a legal requirement in terms of the Driven Machinery Regulation 18 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993, 2015; as well as chapter 8 of the Mine Health and Safety Act, Act 29 of 1996, which dictates that all lifting tackle must be inspected by a competent person at intervals not exceeding 3 months.

Lifting machinery has to be subjected to a thorough examination, as well as a ‘proof load’ in accordance with the standard to which the machine was manufactured, by the Lifting Machine Inspector (LMI) of a Lifting Machine Entity (LME), to determine the serviceability of the lifting machinery, at intervals not exceeding 12 months.

Milton Mhlanga, KLS’s leading Lifting Machine Inspector (LMI), explains that mobilising this valuable service will result in improved efficiencies – not to mention expedited maintenance and inspections for KLS’s customers. “Our aim is not only to provide a comprehensive range of lifting and rigging equipment to our customers, but to add further value by combining our long-standing industry knowledge and expertise with innovative execution strategies,” he says.

“To us, the provision of the mobile LMI unit is a natural progression through which we can more efficiently meet our customers’ legal compliance and safety-related requirements in order to provide a one-stop-solution to the challenges faced on site.”

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