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. We can supply larger shields such as large steel shields for robust, rugged work to slide rail systems for long term solutions. These slide rail systems are flexible, with many options from the width of the trench, to the length and the depth of the shields. 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.
Trench Soldier Sets
At TransQuip, we have a variety of construction and safety equipment on offer, so when it comes to finding the best bracing systems, trench soldier sets and other gear to protect your workers in NZ, you can always trust us to deliver. We stock all types of shoring equipment to meet your construction needs. These include trench shields and boxes to prevent the collapse of your trench walls and protect your personnel....
All our equipment for shoring is designed to meet the operational standards in New Zealand. Our trench soldier sets can be used to support steel plating or rated plywood sheets to protect workers in a trench.
A trench soldier set is an essential tool in the contracting industry. They are designed to provide support to the walls of a trench and also to work around services like electricity, water or drainage when working in a trench.
Our trench soldier sets are lightweight and easy for one man to handle on his own. We have manual and hydraulic soldiers available, which are ideal for working around services when the standard systems just don’t work.
The hydraulic sets are ideal for when positive ground pressure is needed. When you pump the soldier panels out, it shores up the trench walls and provides a more secure working environment. They are designed and built with safety features added, such as a locking ring.
Our manual soldiers have multiple strut points, giving you different under-strut height. There are also different strut sizes available from 0.52m to 1.72m, depending on which system is used. Our trench soldier sets are great for drainlayers, plumbers, and people who usually work on their own, but need a trench protection system they can trust. These soldiers can be used with steel road plates or rated plywood sheets, to prevent dirt crumbling into the trench, or in between soldiers.
A minimum of 2 trench soldier sets is recommended for use in trenches, and our units are designed to replace the old fashioned way of using timber shoring. The standard soldier depth is 2.4m, but we can procure a depth of up to 3.0m on request. The jacks are short soldiers and are only available in the hydraulic version. They are specifically ideal for working around services, especially in spaghetti junctions, where there is a lot of services crisscrossing to keep things in order.
Contact us today at TransQuip if you require a quality trench soldier set to prevent the collapse of your trench constructions. Our trench soldier sets are built to New Zealand standards and we are confident that they will greatly assist you in your future trenching jobs.
Trench Covers & Steel Road Plates
Leaving your utility holes exposed without covering them can be a very dangerous practice, especially if the public has access to the site. When in the market for a high-quality plastic and steel trench covers, there are a few things you want to keep in mind, like the strength to weight ratio, and the strengthening technology used in the design. Plus, there are health and safety issues you want to keep in mind when shopping for this category of construction equipment....
At TransQuip, our trench covers are safe to use on many construction sites, and all our products are fully supported to help you meet the standards in New Zealand. We have a variety of options, and our products are designed to provide covers for any kind of hole or trench in any specific underground service.
Our steel plates are ideal for road use when a heavy-duty application is expected as they can withstand high wheel loads. Unlike the plastic plates, our steel plates can take more weight, which makes them ideal for trucks and heavy machinery.
We have plastic reinforced plates suitable for temporary use, when constant movement is expected, such as if a hole needs to be covered when not being worked on. We also stock pedestrian plastic trench covers with anti-slip technology and smooth edges on all sides to help reduce trip hazards. Our trench covers have smooth edges on two ends and can be clipped together to create a 'wider' cover, which is perfect for covering small trenches across driveways. Also, feel free to inquire about custom steel plates; we endeavour to provide you with an option that is the perfect size for you.
Contact us today at TransQuip and browse through our range of construction and safety products. We have numerous options available to you. So whether you are shopping for a plastic manhole cover or you need a steel road plate, we will provide you with the quality service you require. Check us out today, and you will be glad you did.