Trench shoring or shields are a vital safety tool for protecting personnel and gear in dangerous situations. Any work being done in a trench must be protected from the trench sides collapsing in and trapping, crushing or suffocating personnel. Hydraulic trench shoring involves pumping hydraulic pistons outward with a hydraulic cylinder until the panels are firmly pressed against the walls of a trench. Hydraulic shoring is also referred to as vertical hydraulic shoring....
Shoring vs shielding:
Trench shoring is designed to brace and fortify the walls of a trench to prevent it from collapsing and causing damage. Shielding, on the other hand, does not support or hold up the walls of a trench, rather they are just used to protect workers in the event of a collapse.
What is a trench box or manhole box system?
A trench box system is ideal for use in a trench area with a square or rectangle shape. The system works much like standard trench shields but creates a closed-off supported area, rather than a tunnel-like shape. It protects from cave-ins and collapses on each side of a four-sided trench. It is ideal for installing manholes.
How can I work around services when trenching?
Modular trench protection or soldier sets are ideal for working around services like wiring or pipes. Modular systems can be built up to the size you require while leaving space for services running through the trench space. Soldier set or ‘planks’ are used to support the walls or sheets so are ideal for small trenches or to work around services. Soldier sets are available with hydraulic bars or manual bars.
Customise your system:
You’re unique and so are your projects. We understand that different projects have different requirements and we can help you create a custom shoring system that meets your requirements, and all legal trench shoring regulations. We offer customised shields with trench widths to suit your trench designs and use different material such as lightweight alloy or heavy-duty steel plating. Our modular system is versatile, with over 68 different configurations and increasing, to suit every project. From open-ended shields to 3-sided and closed box configurations, we have it all sorted. If you need completely customised components designed and created to help you get your job done faster and efficiently we can help solve your problem.
Create a safe work environment:
Effective and efficient trench shoring is essential, to ensure you avoid legal penalties and for creating a safe and positive work environment for workers. The right protection will make workers feel valued and confident as they work in a trench, and they can achieve their tasks a lot quicker.
For more information about trench shoring, get in touch with TransQuip today or browse the exceptional range of systems we offer. Our expert team would love to answer any questions you may have.
When it comes to trench and excavation shoring, we understand how frustrating it can be finding the necessary shoring equipment you need for your application. At TransQuip, we have everything you need when it comes to modular boxes and systems. Our systems ensure your trench protection is certified and legal to meet New Zealand and global safety standards....
Our tongue and groove panels are easily aligned, leaving a smooth one-piece looking panel. Our systems are lightweight, this makes it easy for you to handle them, plus they can be transported around the work area. Assembly is quick and straightforward with a smart system, using gravity activated pins. It has fewer parts to lose with no R clips needed to secure the bolts. The wall is only 55mm thick, which helps to provide stability to the excavation and minimises backfilling and restoration costs. So you get to save expensive extra restoration costs with our shoring system.
The screw thread spreader bars have a shallow thread for easy cleaning and performance. There is the ability to have open, semi, or closed systems, e.g., 2 open ends, 1 open-end, or completely closed. With a range of 8 different lengths of panels from 0.9m to 3.6m, with the heaviest being only 70kg, we are confident you will find one that meets your needs. We have five different sizes of struts, that range from 0.51m to 2.79m.
The 600mm legs are available to help hold the shield off the ground when needed for pipes or electricity cables to go under. We also provide custom sizes for heavy-duty and higher strength retaining walls or open pits, which are available on request.
Our trench shields meet all New Zealand requirements, as they are designed and built under the strictest conditions. We also follow the code of practice and regulations that apply to excavations, so you can be sure that everything is up to standard when it comes to trench shoring in NZ. You can contact us today at TransQuip and browse through our wide range of safety and construction equipment. We are confident we have just what you are looking for, and will be glad to provide any form of assistance to help your job be most efficient.
Aluminium Trench Shields
At TransQuip, we offer a complete range of certified ground support systems. Our trench shoring options are available in a full range of widths and sizes to suit your individual needs - whether it’s a small utility manhole or a kilometer-long sewer line. Our systems ensure your trench protection is certified, legal, and meets New Zealand and global safety standards....
Our aluminium shields are designed with one thing in mind, to meet the needs of our vast clientele base. We know our clients want a piece of equipment that is reliable, durable, and simple to operate, so you can be sure we always endeavour to meet this standard.
All our shields have lifting points, so you can expect they will be easy to move around. Some of them can be used as either 'open' trench shields or 'closed' box shields. They are lightweight, and mobile, so you can quickly shift them. Our popular 2.4m x 1.2m shield is excellent as a maintenance unit that fits in the back of your ute and can be assembled or dismantled in minutes and carried into backyards or restricted areas.
With adjustable spreader bars available, this system will shore numerous different trenches. It features a flexible strut system which means that you can create positive ground pressure. This is when you adjust the struts out to shore up the walls of a trench. With different strut points on the panels, it is ideal for working around services, as you are not restricted to just one position. Our devices are easy to handle – a shield can be moved and assembled by only two people. Detachable legs enable you to keep the shield off the bottom of the trench, where needed.
Our larger, deeper shields are perfect for those deep and long jobs that require a high strength to weight ratio. This is ideal for using smaller excavators to save your operating costs and keeps your workers safe while they are working in the trench.
At TransQuip, we also provide custom sizes on request, to help you get the type of shield you need. Our man-hole boxes feature a simple design and are easy to use for all your access chambers, utility holes, or any kind of shaft. Try us at TransQuip for all your needs, your aluminium Trench shields, Steel shields, Soldier Sets or Road Plates you can be sure that we've got you covered.
Steel Trench Shields
Steel shoring systems come in useful when you need heavy-duty steel shields to help with trenching in the construction process.
One of the many challenges in the construction industry is finding the right equipment to use. For many business owners, they can find it challenging to find just the right type of tools to make the construction process a lot easier. When it comes to heavy-duty steel plates and other safety and construction equipment in New Zealand, TransQuip has got a variety of options for you to choose from....
Guardian Trench Shoring protection offers the complete range of certified ground support systems. Our trench protection options are available in a full range of widths and sizes to suit your individual needs - whether it’s a small utility manhole or a kilometer-long sewer line. Our systems ensure your trench protection is certified and legal and meets New Zealand and global safety standards.
With our steel shoring systems, you can be sure that you will be getting a
Hardworking steel trench shields with a proven track record
These are made to take the knocks while giving you productive and safe trench shoring
A product that is designed to meet the standard required in NZ, so you can be sure that you won't be running into any problems with the authorities when you deal with us.
All our Steel shields are made in Europe or USA and built for longevity, which makes them suitable for use in harsh work conditions. We have two different types of struts available, which are the Telescopic and spindle, and they each feature steel construction. The strut length varies from 0.53 m to 4.27 m and can be stacked to a maximum depth of 5.2 for the largest size.
Whether you are looking for a steel shoring system for excavation, or you need other traffic and safety products, we are capable of meeting your needs.
We strive to improve customer satisfaction by delivering a quality product and first-class service all around NZ.
Contact us today at TransQuip for the best steel shoring systems, and we will be more than happy to provide you with a top-class service. We also stock other safety and construction equipment as well, so you may want to browse through our range of products to find the options that are available to you.
Trench Soldier Sets
Trench Covers & Steel Road Plates
Slide Rail Trench Shields
Guardian Trench Shoring protection offers the complete range of certified ground support systems. Our trench protection options are available in a full range of widths and sizes to suit your individual needs - whether it’s a small utility manhole or a kilometre-long sewer line. Our systems ensure your trench protection is certified, legal and meets New Zealand and global safety standards....
At TransQuip, we recognize that our clients only want the best, which is why we provide only top-notch, quality construction, and safety equipment. Our slide rail trench shields are an example of this and are made in Europe. You can choose the lower and cut method for installation in unstable soil, all that's required is to dig and push through. You can also request for extra heavy-duty plates to go with your slide rails.
Our slide rails are simple to use as opposed to sheet piling and can be used without the need for cranes and other external resources. We have multiple lengths and heights of panels available, so we are sure you will find one that will work for you. Also, we have a broad range of different length struts, which are equally robust and reliable, making them ideal for long term work. The two glide rail system makes it possible to adjust the depth of the trench, and with its steel construction, you can be sure it is tough and long lasting.
Our slide rails are manufactured in Europe under the strictest conditions, with the lowest kPa being 38. They can reach a maximum depth of 7.6 meters, and the high strut clearance is a minimum of 2.46meters. We feature cutting edge technology in all our equipment so you can guarantee they will be durable. Contact us at TransQuip today for all your slide rails and trench shields. We are experts when it comes to construction and safety equipment in New Zealand, so we are confident we can meet your needs.