Lifting solar power contractors up
20 June 2017 | Web Article Number:
JOHNSON Crane Hire has an established reputation for handling small lifting on a wide range of construction and utility projects sites. This has resulted in the company securing a number of contracts from solar power projects, especially in the Northern Cape region.
Commenting on this Peter Yaman, sales executive at Johnson Crane Hire, said the company’s ready access to a range of mobile cranes positions the company well to undertake lifting in remote regions. It has an established branch in Kathu and while actively servicing the mining sector it is capable of supporting the lifting requirements of the solar power contractors as well.
“Planning of lifting activities is one of our strengths and this enables us to dovetail the lifting with the individual construction programmes so as to ensure optimum productivity for the individual solar power contractors,” Yaman said.
Lifting the various components, including handling the imported sections which make up the composite panel structures, needs to be done with care, and Yaman said this is where pre-planning and the use of skilled and experienced operators plays a major role.
“In addition to this, we differentiate ourselves by providing all customers throughout South Africa and neighbouring countries with a total lifting solution delivered through our ‘SMART’ — Safety, Maintenance, Availability, Reliability and Total Cost Effectiveness — brand promise.”
He said safety underpins all the company’s operations, with comprehensively documented and implemented safety systems that comply with all industry safety standards and thorough risk assessments conducted before each lift. There is also a primary focus on proper crane maintenance at all branches, supported by the company’s national workshop in Johannesburg.
Another drawcard was its comprehensive workshop facilities, technical expertise and superior systems.