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WHO ARE WE

​MERFCO LIFTING SPECIALISES IN THE INSPECTION AND LOAD TESTING OF LIFTING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT. WE ARE ALSO CERTIFIED AND EQUIPPED TO DO NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTING & BRAKE TESTS.

Merfco Lifting is registered as an LME with the Department of Labour since 2010. Merfco Lifting is also registered with ECSA & LEEASA.

At Merfco Lifting our core focus is on our clients’ satisfaction. Integrity and meeting our customers expectations is also of utmost importance to us.

WHAT WE OFFER

​​THE FOLLOWING RANGE OF SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE:

SPECIALITIES & CAPABILITES:

Lifting machines:

Mobile Elevated Working Platforms (MEWP)

Telehandlers, Forklifts, Reach Trucks, Pallet Trucks,

Overhead Cranes; Monorail Cranes & Jib Cranes

Vehicle Lifts & Lift Trucks

Mobile – & Truck Mounted Cranes

Hydraulic Jacks

Chain Blocks and more

Lifting tackle:

Fibre Webbing Slings (Flat Webbing, Round Endless)

Steel Wire Ropes

Shackles

Hammer locks, etc.

Brake testing:

This can be done on all types of motorized vehicles as and if required.

N.D.T. (Non Destructive Testing):

Done at the client’s request. Pricing dependent on type of structure needing N.D.T.

 

 

 

 

​INSPECTION & TEST PROCEDURES

 

​Inspections and test procedures are compiled from:

 

•SANS16368: 2007 Mobile Self-propelled Elevating Aerial Platforms

•SABS10388: 2008 Inspection, Examination & Testing of Lift Trucks in Service

•Driven Machinery Regulation 18 (DMR 18)

•Mine Health & Safety Regulations (Act 50 of 1991)

•Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993

All relevant standards as described by law (i.e. SABS, SANS, etc.)

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​SPECIAL EQUIPMENT & TOOLS

 

​​Some of the special equipment and tools used by us for test procedures are:

 

•Various size and types of weights.

•Load cells and LCD displays – Calibrated yearly to SABS standards by SABS or a SABS/SANAS certified company.

•Simret Brake Tester.

•Professional chain gauges imported from the UK, measuring pitch, links and stretch.

•Professional fork gauges supplied and imported by Cascade, measuring wear, heel and levelness.

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​​OUR VISION

 

Merfco Lifting will continue the successful merging of our Knowledge of Load Testing and Inspection Processes with Innovation and Technology.

 

This will make us the preferred provider for Load Testing & Value Added Services, whilst providing direction for current and future Solutions as determined by the needs of our customers & the regulators.

 

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​OUR MISSION STATEMENT

 

 

​To enable our customers to benefit from improved:

 

•Turn-around times

•Efficiency

•Accuracy

•Reputation

 

​…through the effective use of systems & processes by means of standards, information & communication

 

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​​​CORE VALUES

 

INTEGRITY

THIS IS NOT ONLY A GOAL, BUT AN ABSOLUTE MUST. WE WILL SET THE STANDARD.

SERVICE DELIVERY

THROUGH EXCELLENT SERVICE DELIVERY MERFCO WILL ASSIST YOU AS OUR CLIENT/SERVICE PARTNER TO ACHIEVE YOUR BEST POSSIBLE RESULTS.

CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY

WE USE THE BEST OF YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW TO MEET YOUR NEEDS.

TEAM EFFORT

YOU ARE NOT ONLY OUR CLIENT BUT ALSO OUR SERVICE PARTNER.  WE ARE ALL PART OF ONE TEAM WORKING TOWARDS YOUR BEST INTEREST.

FLEXIBILITY

WE CATER TO ALL YOUR LOAD TEST & INSPECTION NEEDS WHEN AND HOW YOU WANT IT.  SAY IT AND WE CAN DO IT.

EMPOWERMENT

MERFCO LIFTING IS A LEVEL 4 BEE CONTRIBUTOR

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​​​WHAT IS AN LMI?

 

​A LMI (Lifting Machinery Inspector) is a person who is competent to conduct statutory examinations of lifting machinery, approved by a board of experts and registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a professional person under terms of the Engineering Profession Act, 2000 (Act No. 46 of 2000). ECSA will issue the LMI with a letter of “scope of competence” for the specified discipline (field of work). This letter also contains the LMI’s registration number. It is important that you as the customer ensure that the person conducting the statutory inspections as mentioned above is in possession of such a certificate and that his field of discipline includes all the equipment that he will be examining. A LMI is appointed by a LME and they cannot act on their own.

 

 

 

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​WHAT IS AN LME?

 

​A LME (Lifting Machinery Entity) is a company registered with the Department of Labour (DOL) which is approved by the Chief Inspector himself to examine lifting machines and lifting tackle according to the Driven Machinery Regulation 18(5). It is very important that should any company approach you regarding the statutory 6 monthly and/or 12 monthly inspection & load testing of your lifting machines that they are in possession of a certificate issued by the Chief Inspector from the Department of Labour stating that they are registered as a Lifting Machinery Entity with their entity number (Ex. LME341).

 

NB: Only LME’s can issue load test certificates and only for the type of lifting machines listed in their “scope of approval”.

 

 

 

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​Some of our current clients are

• BMW SA

• Goscor Access Rental

• Goscor Lift Truck

• Makro SA (Massmart)

• Goscor Rental Company

• Bidvest Materials Handling

• Bidvest Facility Management

• Toyota Forklifts

• Eazi Access Rental

• GVK Siya Zama

• Piggy Back

• Tracpart

• Stanic Fleet

• RGM Crames

• Bearing Man Group

• Abengoa

• Komatsu

• Eskom

• Bushveld Vametco

• Aftermarket Solutions

• Chamberlain FH

• Coca Cola Fortune (CCBSA)

• B & S Lift and Load

• Distell

• Ecowash

• Eqstra Heavy Lifting

• The Imperial Group

 

 

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