Mining, Construction & Facility Management

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Reflective collars for animals

Our client United Manganese of  Kalahari mine (UMK) requested reflective collars for animals. A recent accident involving some of UMK's employees caused the mine to think "out of the box" to prevent accidents like this. We all know the high risk involving accidents with animals at night due to poor visibility and lack of proper fencing along our roads. The risk will never be removed, but systems could be put into place to make the risk lower.

One prevention method will be to make animals more visible during the night. Obviously, this could only be done with domesticated livestock. Sharon Foden of Benir Holdings and one of our suppliers came up with the idea of an adjustable reflective collar that could be used on animals to make them more visible at night.

UMK decided to place an order with Benir Holdings for this reflective collars to be used.

The safety of people and animals is very important to all and this is definitely a well thought through plan from UMK and hope that other mines will follow this example.

Below pictures where these reflective collars were used on donkeys. Henri Bayman from Benir Holdings demonstrated the use of this collar to one of Deben's community members. The collar is adjustable to fit the type and size of the animal.


1 comment:

  1. Covid 19 Rapid Response

    Due to the increasing demand for services related to the COVID-19 situation in our country, we engaged in rendering services related to the COVID-19 products and services to clients in the Northern Cape i.e Mining Industry (particularly Sishen Mine and Kolomela Mine) as well as other mining houses. In addition, we supply to the local community i.e. pharmacy and Medical fraternity. We’ve done Covid 19 Defogging for the following clients;
    • Burma Plant Hire
    • PathCare
    • Medical Facility in Kuruman
    • Spar Robindale
    • Olivedale SuperSpar
    • HDC Dental Consultancy
    • NG Church Danielskuil
    • Municipality Offices
    • Schools
    All of our product range in terms of COVID-19 prevention and mitigating strategies comprise of products with proper MSDS and data sheets ensuring only quality products adhering to safety standards are utilized. Given the reality of short supply in the country, we are constantly engaging our manufacturers ensuring availability. In addition, we are a certified Essential Service provider mandated by the Government and KIO.
    Since we are a Facilities Management company, we need to constantly adapt to the changing hygiene environment. We successfully did this by rapidly adjusted our operations to render the COVID-19 service in this regard, notably Sishen Mine and Kolomela Mine. Together with advantages of providing a comprehensive service, it will ensure consistent regulatory compliance and in a coordinated approach address the COVID-19 dilemma.
    Having Benir Holdings as a resource will ensure provision of continuous product research and in a coordinated strategic cost-effective approach and stewardship to obtain results, lower cost for the client/end user and mitigating the risk of non-compliance and excessive cost. Answering the reality to increase and adapt to the effective introduction of Hygiene regarding the COVID-19 challenges, cost considerations for you as client, considering this route will ensure the client focus on their core business and benefit because of these measures.
    The following advantages will derive for the client/end user by utilising Benir Holdings:
    • We are a local registered entity with Operational Base in Kathu. Northern Cape
    • Compliancy into required BBB-EE regulations 52% Black Woman Owned
    • Necessary experience of Facility Management in all its disciplines
    • Broad access to OEM’s ensuring competitive pricing for COVID-19 products, parts, material etc.
    • Daily/Weekly and Monthly reporting structure ensuring client/end user is informed
    • Overall cost saving for the client/end user.
    • Access to all OME’s with Compliant MSDS of the respective COVID-19 prevention products
    • Existing COVID-19 product supplier to Sishen and Kolomela Mines
    • Constantly engaging Manufacturers ensuring availability and if shortages exist, provide compliant alternatives.
    • Currently we do Covid 19 Degogging for clients and are registered and vetted to supply these services.
    We avail ourselves to be flexible in order to jointly address the COVID-19 challenge in a cost-effective manner for



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