Burncrete is a wholesale supplier of lifting, rigging, pulling and lashing equipment to the mining, industrial, construction, transport, railways and harbours sectors, via re-sellers, agents and distributors.
Burncrete is well known in the industry for carrying high levels of good quality stock at competitive prices. It is also known for having fast turnaround times on orders. Burncrete also ensures that sales and after sales service is of a high standard through intensive quality control procedures, by carrying a full range of spare parts for all products sold, and by ensuring that all staff and management are aware of the various statutory acts and safety regulations pertaining to the products sold.
The brands Burncrete distribute include Green Pin, Maxilift, Maxipull, Maxiwinch, Maxigrab, Maxiclamp, Maximag, Ilula, HARU, ARM, PAT NGK, Fitop, Duke, Tiger, Talurit and Thiele. All steel wire rope, steel wire rope slings, rope accessories, grade 80 and 100 chain, grade 80 and 100 chain slings and chain accessories are marketed under the trade name Vitalift.
Products are sourced from factories around the world, which have been thoroughly investigated and are fully compliant with ISO regulations and registered with major shipping registers such as Lloyds Register of Shipping and the American Bureau of Shipping where applicable.
Burncrete also has in-house testing facilities and random tests are regularly carried out on the full range of products. Furthermore, this industry requires a comprehensive knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1993 (specifically the Driven Machinery regulations), the South African Mine Health and Safety Act of 1996 and the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008, and Burncrete is well versed in these.
Burncrete is committed to an ongoing policy of consistent stockholding for the benefit of our customers, with a view to providing a single source for all lifting and related product requirements. Burncrete is the only company that sells a comprehensive range of equipment, and has become a one-stop shop. Customers are based throughout South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, including Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia.
To offer consistently excellent service to resellers within the industry by ensuring availability of high quality stock at competitive prices.
Burncrete is fully aware of the legal obligations arising from the South African Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1993 and the South African Mine Health and Safety Act of 1996 in so far as they relate to our products.
The principal obligations of suppliers are set out in Section 10 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Section 21 of the Mine Health and Safety Act, where it is clearly states that any person who designs, manufactures, imports, sells or supplies any article for use at work shall ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, that the article is safe and without risks to health when properly used, and that it complies with all prescribed requirements.
Burncrete’s standard procedures to ensure compliance with suppliers obligations are as follows:
It is important to note that the above mentioned tests and inspections are carried out by us to ensure that our products comply with Section 10 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and Section 21 of the Mine Health and Safety Act.
As we do not carry out inspections or load tests as envisaged by regulation 18, sub-regulations 5 and 6, of the Driven Machinery Regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, we are not required to be a LME nor have a certified LMI. However, we have a registered LMI and are in the process of becoming LME certified.
Our designated testers are Clement Sambo (who has been with the company since 1980) and Dave Collingwood (since 1998). These personnel are highly experienced in this work and their performance is regularly reviewed by senior management. Certificates are signed by senior management only.