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The importance of trench safety

Published on Jul 30, 2018

Trench safety

There have been far too many workplace accidents and deaths due to unprotected and collapsed trenches.

Safe Work Australia requires anyone conducting a business or undertaking who proposes to excavate a trench at least 1.5m deep, to minimise the risk to any person arising from the collapse of the trench by ensuring that all sides of the trench are adequately supported by one or more of the following:

– shoring by shielding or other comparable means (for example shoring boxes)
– benching,
– and battering

To prevent trench collapse and ensure workers safety, Shore Hire have a range of protective shoring products that have been designed, manufactured and tested in Australia.

Our range is ideal for light and heavy-duty work, deeper excavations as well as large trench shoring applications including large pipe installation, boring pits, pump stations or projects where long pipes are being laid.

Our Shoring box systems offer range from 1.8m up to 7.2m trench boxes and 3m manhole boxes. We also offer Edge Safe Handrail systems, Ladder Safe Platform, Davit Safe / Fall Arrest, Telescopic Access Ramp and Self-Levelling Stairs and stair access platform

We also offer a Rescue System, Retrieval Davit and Harness and many more shoring products to ensure work site safety.

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