Tag: shoring systems

During excavation, shoring systems provide safety for workers in a trench and speeds up excavation. In this case, shoring should not be confused with shielding. Shoring is designed to prevent collapse where shielding is only designed to protect workers when collapses occur. Concrete structures shoring, in this case also referred to as falsework, provides temporary support until the concrete becomes hard and achieves the desired strength to support loads.

Slide Rail Rules!

Slide Rail Rules!

Often touted as the most flexible shoring system available, the slide-rail system is a vertical sheeting and trench support system that allows an excavation to be safely and economically shored from ground level to subgrade without any soil movement. Arguably, the slide-rail system has become the preferred shoring method for

Trench Shield, Box, and Shoring in a Variety of Configurations

Trench Shield, Box, and Shoring in a Variety of Configurations

Jobsite-ready trench shields, trench boxes, and shoring systems are showcased in the following company profiles by author Daniel C. Brown in his feature-length article, “A Life or Death Matter.” Part 3 of this continuing series illustrates the products and services of trench safety companies with a focus upon product offerings,

Trench Protection Equipment, Services, and Professional Training

Trench Protection Equipment, Services, and Professional Training

In addition to accepted standards in trench protection, such as the trench box, trench equipment companies may also include safety training, along with the products and services that they provide. In this concluding segment to his feature article, “A Life or Death Matter,” author Daniel C. Brown highlights available shield,

Trench Protection Equipment, Services, and Professional Training

Trench Protection Equipment, Services, and Professional Training

In addition to accepted standards in trench protection, such as the trench box, trench equipment companies may also include safety training along with the products and services that they provide. In this concluding segment to his feature article, “A Life or Death Matter,” Author Daniel C. Brown highlights available shield,

Mike Willhelm Joins Luby Equipment Services

Fenton, Mo. (December 11, 2014) ““ Luby Equipment Services is pleased to announce that Mike Willhelm has joined the company as the trench safety sales representative at their Fenton, Missouri location. In his new position, Willhelm is responsible for Luby’s trench shoring system sales and rentals across their entire territory

Upsizing Success

Upsizing Success

Infrastructure, infrastructure, infrastructure. It is the backbone of our nation and its upkeep and expansion will no doubt be a huge part in the nation’s economic road to recovery. Much of America’s infrastructure is composed of such underground utilities as water, sewer, electrical, gas, and telecommunication, just to name a

Efficient Production Means Safe Production

Efficient Production Means Safe Production

For contractors such as Mike Anderzack, president of Anderzack-Pitzen Construction, there is nothing more important on a job site than safety. Located in northwestern Ohio, Anderzack-Pitzen Construction’s jobs are primarily focused on water and sewer pipe installation as well as road construction. When work goes underground, proper trenching and shoring

Think Safety Before You Trench

Think Safety Before You Trench

If a form or other structure installed or constructed in an excavation decreases the space between the form and the side of the excavation to 15 feet (4.6 m) or less (measured at the bottom of the excavation), the area is also considered to be a trench. Recent technology has

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