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:
As different projects have different requirements, you can create a unique shoring system that meets your requirements, as long as you meet all legal trench shoring regulations. For example, shoring systems can be customised to suit trench widths and use either lightweight alloy or heavy duty steel plating.
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.
The benefits of aluminium loading ramps:
Our selection of loading ramps are constructed from quality aluminium (alloy). Aluminium is used because it is a lightweight, weatherproof and durable material that can be used in outdoor locations without rusting or compromising its quality. Although aluminium is lightweight, it provides a strong reliable surface for machinery to be loaded on. TransQuip offers cost-effective options that provide innovative solutions for loading problems. They are professionally engineered, with a proven design, giving you peace of mind....
When are loading ramps required?
Loading ramps are required to make the process of transporting equipment and machinery much more effective and less labour-intensive. For example, they can be used to load up machinery without needing to use a loading bay, or to tow around a cumbersome tralier. You can get many benefits from their use as they allow more freedom for where and when machinery can be loaded and unloaded from a vehicle.
Using loading ramps can help a business improve their:
Quality of work
Use of space
As our loading ramps are stable, they improve the speed and efficiency of work as items can be loaded with much greater ease. This reduces risk when loading equipment which, in turn, protects the workers and the companies they work for.
Find the right alloy loading ramps for your machinery:
They are available in a number of lengths, widths and weights to ensure you can find the right one for your needs. Our ramps are suitable for a range of conditions, including environments prone to experiencing rain. As all of our ramps are portable, they can be easily transported.
We supply loading ramps NZ businesses can rely on.
For more information about loading ramps, do not hesitate to get in touch with TransQuip today or browse our ramp selection.
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During construction and transport projects, deadlines can be strict, budgets are often tight, and quality must be of a very high standard. With heavy footfall and multiple trades crossing paths, accidents are prone to happen. And without the right equipment and tools, delays and damages can occur. To prevent all of this, you need the very best construction site safety equipment from TransQuip....
Our range of site essentials can help you keep to schedules, maximise your profits, and prevent any unnecessary accidents or damages from occurring.
Discover top quality site safety equipment and tools:
From insulation tape, safety boxes and knives to measuring wheels and tape measures, we have all the tools you need to make your next project a success. Safety at work is paramount, which is why you need to ensure you're using products of the very highest quality. At TransQuip, our brooms, rakes, sledgehammers and spades are manufactured using durable materials such as fibreglass, aluminium and steel. These excellent materials give you assurance your equipment won't let you down.
Shop for ground mats and wheelbarrows:
Construction sites can be dangerous places, but with ground protection mats, you can ensure your work site is easier to access and navigate. Providing traction over sand, mud and other tough terrains, these mats are ideal if you also need to protect the sensitive or expensive ground. And don’t forget about the trusty wheelbarrow - perfect for transporting materials and soil, you're certain to want one of these in your tool selection.
Health and safety is paramount
Your workers should always have access to the best construction site equipment, and our site essentials range includes personal protective equipment (PPE) like head protection, safety clothing and footwear. Without adequate protection, construction workers are more likely to suffer unnecessary injuries that could have been prevented. Be sure to stock up on safety glasses, hard hats, gloves and steel toe cap boots to maintain high standards of health and safety at all times.
Did you know that in the 5.5 years from 2013 to April, 2019, 39 construction industry workers in New Zealand lost their lives in work-related incidents?* To ensure your next construction project runs without a hitch, get in touch with TransQuip today or browse the full site essentials product range.
Site Safety & Site Signs
Here at TransQuip, we take site safety in New Zealand seriously, helping you to keep your construction workers away from unnecessary risks. Secure the site of your next project easily with our extensive range of construction site safety equipment. Everything we stock is guaranteed to be of excellent quality, adhering to industry standards and made to last for years to come....
Construction site safety signs can save lives and greatly reduce the number of injuries on any particular site. They serve as warnings for both professional workers as well as the public who may be passing by, making sure that safety measures at construction sites can be implemented in full. Our temporary warning signs are designed to be highly portable so that you can move them to different areas quickly and efficiently as the situation changes. Whether you need to warn cars of a closed road, new speed limits, or guide pedestrians safely out of harm's way, our temporary signs will do this with minimal fuss. Signs for the site itself can assist with navigation. Highlight break areas and first aid facilities so staff understand where it's safe to rest and flag up zones where eye or ear protection needs to be worn. Safety signs can also be affixed to railings, warning anyone on the outside that construction work is taking place and that they should not enter without appropriate protective gear.
When it comes to personal protective equipment (PPE), we offer different solutions for hearing protection, as well as safety glasses and high visibility clothing options. If you're working with heights, then a safety harness is another construction site essential, keeping workers secure to eliminate dangerous falls. Cones and site barriers assist with barricading off hazardous areas, as well as creating safe passages for the general public to make sure they stay out of harm's way. Reflective barriers are ideal for use on busy roads, especially at night, regardless of whether there is anyone working on site. Speed humps can help to enforce speed limits and prevent cars from speeding onto a site too quickly.
Browse our wares
Take a look at our range of quality health and safety supplies to keep your construction site a more secure environment for everyone. For more details about any of our signs or equipment, get in touch with us at TransQuip today.
Personal Protective Equipment
Dangers of Working in Construction
Working at a construction site is a dangerous endeavour because the rate of accidents in this occupation is high. For example, did you know notifications for serious harm while working in this industry totals 625 annually? Moreover, there are nearly 26,000 other injuries reported in the Construction Industry a year!Some of these cases result from falls, machine malfunctions, collapsing structures, and electrocution. Preventing these injuries is crucial because they lead to severe consequences for the injured party and their family.Specifically, medical bills can result in income sources reducing significantly, and the onset of psychological stress is possible.... Other negative consequences of accidents at work include reduced levels of productivity because of lost time and litigation costs. Averting them is possible if you revise your safety standards on a regular basis. For example, when was the last time you bought Personal Protective Equipment PPE for your employees? Here are some of the things that you should know about PPE.
Types of Personal Safety Equipment
Common types of PPE are head, hands, and skin protection equipment in addition to safety clothing and first aid kits. Headgear includes items for protecting your ears, eyes, nose, and mouth. Safety glasses are an excellent example of these products. They protect your eyes from splinters, sparks, and dust. The consequences of failing to put them on might last for the rest of your life. Failing to use personal protective equipment in construction leads to a high level of danger. Avoid these hazards by investing in foot protection, high visibility jackets, welding gloves, and insulated gloves and other items. Purchase them depending on your specific needs at the construction site.
Personal Safety Equipment at TransQuip
TransQuip sells a broad range of personal protective equipment. For example, you can buy a High Visibility Poly Cotton Polo Shirt from us. It will help keep you safe because it is conspicuous given its blend of colours and the patterns on it. In other words, people will easily see you when they are working, helping you avoid accidents while on site. You can also opt for heavy duty leather gloves. They are an excellent choice if you are handling rough objects. Have you tried cotton overalls, industry cargo pants, or overtrousers with a bib? Protect yourself and your colleagues as you do your job with the necessary protective clothing and equipment. Try it today. Examine the products that TransQuip offers you.
Talk to TransQuip for the best personal protection equipment. We can share a lot of information with you including personal protective equipment policies in NZ so that you know what the law requires of you at your construction site. We want to help you keep safe when working. Contact TransQuip today so that we can be of service to you and your construction workers.