About RendSafe

MineBurner in use in Bosnia

HISTORY: The MineBurner

Since "retirement" from British Airways in 2001, Captain Paul Richards created the MineBurner which is a gas torch for burning out thin cased land mines. During 20 Years of research and development with a team of up to 9 personnel, Paul travelled the world to all the mined areas with his device to gain feedback from the end users.

There was a demand for a device which can destroy thick cased bombs, he created the RendSafe which can burn through 25mm of steel in 1 second.


The RendSafe prototype was successfully introduced in Afghanistan in March 2010 and used for bulk demolition arranged by the United Nations.

Where we are now:

RendSafe crucible manufacturing
Loading container for shipment

  • We manufacture our products in South Africa to keep the costs down - all the materials are sourced locally.
  • Rendsafe is being used by Free Fields Libya, Danish Demining Group Columbia and Guinea, Danish Church Aid Yemen, Handicap International Libya, Australian government and Mat Kosovo.
  • Successful trials were carried out on white phosphorus mortars in Mozambique with Halo Trust in 2016
  • Mat Kosovo, an established EOD training facility in Kosovo currently uses our Rendsafe products in their training courses.
  • The first sea container full of RendSafe crucibles was delivered to DDG in Libya In 2017. More container loads are required now.

Countries using, testing and needing RendSafe:
  • South Sudan
  • Yemen
  • Afghanistan
  • Iraq
  • Syria
  • Somalia
  • Somaliland
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam
  • Laos
  • Palau
  • Angola
  • Congo
  • Nigeria
  • Sierra Leone
  • Egypt
  • Mozambique
  • Zimbabwe
  • Columbia
  • Libya
  • Pakistan
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Bosnia
  • Burma
  • Thailand
  • Jordan
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