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FIVE TIPS FOR PROJECT MANAGERS NEW TO HIRING SHORING AND PROPPING EQUIPMENT

Published on Oct 09, 2014

Are you a project manager hiring shoring or propping equipment for the first time? Before taking any action, read these five tips to make sure you choose the right product and have it installed correctly, to ensure the job is done properly and your workers are as safe as possible. Why would you risk anything less?

 

TIP 1: CALL SHORE HIRE BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE

Shoring and propping can be complicated, particularly when you are responsible for a large undertaking. Why take the chance on getting something wrong?

We admit, this is not so much a tip as an entire solution, but calling us first will likely save you a lot of time and probably money, too. In our experience, customers come to us because they recognise they don’t have the time or expertise to design and install the right shoring or propping solution. Or, they simply want to maximise efficiency by outsourcing this component of the job to a specialist. A member of our team can visit your site either the same or next day to help you solve your problem – at no cost to you.

 

TIP 2: GET AN ENGINEERED SOLUTION

There is a big difference between hiring a shoring or propping product and getting an engineered solution. We strongly encourage contractors to have our engineers design and sign off on engineered solutions, no matter the size of the project. Why? There are a number of unknowns when propping loads and working in trenches. It makes sense to outsource this process to an engineer experienced in the products and the process.

We’ll come to site to help you solve your shoring or propping problem, design and sign off on an engineered solution, deliver it to site and install it. By letting Shore Hire take care of the entire process you’ll get an efficient solution and help eliminate the risks that are inevitable with any construction project.

 

TIP 3: GET IT DELIVERED

Why spend time picking up shoring equipment and unloading it on site when you can have your systems delivered and placed onsite by the company you hired it from? We own and operate a fleet of crane-mounted trucks that deliver to constructions sites across the eastern seaboard.

 

TIP 4: LEAVE INSTALLATION TO US

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Shore Hire’s rigging team is available to install shoring and propping equipment on projects small and large, from simple trenches through to highly complicated sites requiring some of the most complex engineered solutions. Our riggers are experienced with our products and efficient in its installation, meaning you can have your equipment set up quickly with no guesswork and start your job on time.

 

TIP 5: USE THE RIGHT SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Working in trenches poses safety risks beyond the collapse of trench walls. Any construction site with trenches poses fall risks to workers at ground level that require vigilance to avoid accidents.

For this reason, Shore Hire developed its own range of safety add-ons for trenching equipment, including hand-rails, ladder enclosures and davits (used to hoist personnel and equipment to and from the trench floor). All methods are compatible with each of our trenching products, making this extra safety precautiona no-brainer.

If you’re a project manager considering shoring or propping solutions for a coming job, you will save time and cover every possible safety needby getting in touch with Shore Hire. Contact us today.

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