Shore Hire is proud to announce that we have kicked off in Newcastle. Jared Medhurst will lead up our team covering, the Central Coast, Hunter, North Coast and Newcastle region. We will have our full product range on offer including, Steel Shoring, Aluminium Shoring, Propping, Traffic Control Equipment, Lasers and Pipe Testing Equipment. We also offer Engineering and Rigging services. Fell free to call Jared on 0428 240 229 and he will be happy to comeout fr a free site inspection.
We have commenced the building works at our brand new purpose built facility in Beresfield.
With years of experice in the hire industry the team at Shore Hire is looking forward to partnering with the contractors from Newcastle and the surrounding areas.
Posted: 31st Oct 2014
An engineer’s role in shoring and propping design is crucial because any shoring or proppingundertaking can be complicated and the risks involved are significant.
That’s why we strongly encourage construction contractors to have our engineers design and sign off on engineered solutions, no matter the size of the project. There is a big difference between hiring a shoring or propping product and getting an engineered solution. It makes sense to outsource the engineering process to an engineer who is experienced in the products and best practice methods of shoring and propping design.
Acrow props are height-adjustable, temporary steel supports that are useful in a huge range of propping scenarios. They’re used principally for supporting vertical, stable loads such as form work, lintels and joists. Below we outline the key safety considerations and the basic steps for installing acrow props.
At Shore Hire we constantly monitor the construction industry to make sure we keep up with demand and the best available shoring techniques. We frequently introduce new products, including developing our own, which are certified to Australian standards and therefore perfectly suited to the local industry.
Most recently we’ve added a new range of 4, 6, and 7.2m aluminium shoring boxes to our range of trenching equipment, joining the Shore 3, 4 and 6m steel trench boxes. The new aluminium shoring boxes will be available at every Shore Hire location. The bright and shiny versionshown on this page is the new 7.2m box.
Posted: 9th Oct 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?
Posted: 3rd Oct 2014
Do you tender on construction projects involving some form of shoring or propping? You may not have considered it, but including a dedicated shoring and propping plan in your submission could improve the chances of your success significantly.
Shore Hire works with customers to solve problems, not simply supply products. This includes helping companies at the tendering stage to come up with a shoring or propping plan that puts safety first and will therefore be attractive to purchasers looking to outsource work.
Sometimes in construction we need to work in small spaces, whether that’s propping in tight, restrictive environments or shoring narrow and deep trenches.
We have a huge range of props and trench shoring equipment to meet almost any application, so you can be sure we’ll meet your needs no matter the situation. Plus, we can take the compliance and installation burden completely out of your hands. Our engineering department can sign off on engineered solutions and then pass the baton to our own rigging team who will expertly assemble onsite. It’s the smart, safe and speedy way to shore or prop your next job.
All trenching work involves risk, but when shoring deep excavations the potential for dangerincreases exponentially. Consider a trench five or more metres deep: the ground pressure can be immense and difficult to calculate, particularly where there are surrounding properties closely bordering the construction site. And then there are the extra fall risks for workers at ground level.
When undertaking deep excavation shoring, you need to be certain you’reusing suitable products and taking extra precautions around the trench edge to keep workers safe.
We’ve come across plenty of unusual shoring scenarios in our time. Here we list three that involved unique challenges.
Tunnelling, like bridge work, can be extremely complex and is highly specialised, owing to the challenges and risks involved. It is critical that you get the right engineering advice during the planning, investigation, design and construction stages.
Posted: 2nd Sep 2014
Traffic control is one of the most essential activities to maintain a safe construction workplace. Cars, utilities, delivery trucks, forklifts and excavators can put both pedestrians and workers at risk. According to government data, workplace injuries and fatalities are frequently caused by vehicles, including powered mobile plant moving in and around workplaces, reversing, loading and unloading.
Any construction operator has a duty to ensure, as much as is practicable, that workers and pedestrians are not exposed to health and safety risks. This includes the risk of injury from vehicles. The fact is, construction sites present some of the greatest risk to workers and pedestrians from various vehicles and moving plant, which makes controlling these risks even more important.
Bridge building can require some of the most complex civil construction and engineering challenges. It’s therefore important to speak to shoring experts early as the advice of experienced engineers can make a significant difference to quality and program at each stage of the process.
Shoring and reshoring sound similar and are terms often used interchangeably on a construction site, though each is performed for different reasons.
Shoring in construction refers to a system of vertical supports arranged and placed to support concrete structures until the concrete sets and achieves the desired strength to support loads on its own.
Shoring is used in conjunction with formwork, which may be comprised of any number of materials, such as plywood, but which gives the concrete its shape. Shoring directly supports the formwork and transfers the load of the concrete to a firm support below.
Posted: 1st Aug 2014
Collapses on construction sites are often the result of poorly designed or installed propping. One propping disaster a few years ago in Sydney involved poor back propping of a 250 tonne crane, resulting in a spectacular collapse that made news headlines. This wasn’t a Shore Hire job but is a lesson for project managers about the importance of proper back propping.
Posted: 30th Jul 2014
Working in trenches is dangerous and if you work in the construction industry, you’ve probably heard about accidents involving trench collapses. In fact, if you type ‘trench collapse’ into Google you’ll find a range of examples of where insufficient shoring or the wrong types of products resulted in accident and even tragedy. Indeed, only one day before the time of writing this post, a man was killed on a Fortitude Valley (Brisbane) construction site after a trench he was working in collapsed.
The risks of a trench collapsing are clear and yet still we see trenches without proper shoring– using the wrong type of product or one unsuited to the site or prevailing ground pressure.
If you’re part of the construction industry, then you have a vested interest in the state of the economy. Here we provide sector-by-sector updates on building and construction activity around the nation.
The picture we’ve had for some time – of strength in the mining states and flat markets elsewhere – looks to be changing, with construction levelling out in Western Australia and Queensland and opportunities arising in New South Wales and Victoria.
Tendering for construction projects is a time-consuming task. It can be challenging to put together a solution and accurate pricing for an area in which you have little direct, hands-on experience.
At Shore Hire, we do our bit to help companies tendering for construction projects with large or complex shoring or propping requirements, by suppling engineered and fully costed solutions you can confidently include in your submission.
In commercial and industrial construction, tilt up is the way to go. Tilt propping uses precast, reinforced concrete panels to construct buildings of all shapes and sizes, with tilt props used to support walls during the construction phase.
With tilt propping, entire structures can be erected quickly, safely and economically by a small team, with only a crane to handle heavy lifting.
Safety in the workplace is as important as ever and the construction industry is quickly in the spotlight when jobs go wrong. Anyone undertaking construction projects understands they have safety obligations, but how do you ensure you are taking the right precautions or getting the most appropriate equipment for the job?
At Shire Hire we know that customers using our equipment have safety as their priority – trenching and propping heavy loads are dangerous activities. We do all we can to understand the risks, learn about your site conditions and what you need to achieve, to provide cost-effective and simple safety solutions that complement our product range.
If you work in or create trenches in your trade or as part of your work and you have ever thought twice about the need for trench shoring, consider these photos. They’ve been taken from the type of worksites you’d probably come across every other day. This sort of trench collapse is not uncommon and yet sometimes it takes images such as these to remind us to take safety precautions.
Posted: 23rd Apr 2014
Posted: 23rd Apr 2014
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – that’s how we see timber shoring. There are plenty of better alternatives for most jobs, however every now and then the old fashioned methods are the best.
Posted: 23rd Apr 2014
Posted: 18th Mar 2014
Construction project managers and contractors know that every job has its own quirks and challenges and this is especially true when shoring trenches or supporting large structures.
Any job involving excavation creates instability in the ground and nearby structures and so needs stabilisation and retaining. And being adaptable is important because differences in environment, soils and restrictions imposed by the site mean that a one-size-fits-all approach to shoring rarely works.
Here we present some common shoring situations and the Shore Hire solutions you can count on to get the job done safely and efficiently every time.