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trench shields FEATURES
Designed & manufactured in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1926.650, 29 CFR 1926.651 and CFR 1926.652, Subpart P, Excavations.
3rd party product certificates available for all products.
Heavy duty robust design.
Flat pack delivery .
Fixed or adjustable spreaders available in any required length .
Custom box sizes are available.
Panels are fully welded for maximum strength. No stitch welds or spot welds used.
3/4" standard push pads.
Reinforced knife edge supplied as standard on 8ft and 10ft height shields. 4ft and 6ft shields supplied with flat bottoms as standard. Knife edge and flat bottom interchangeable on request
Additional Stack pockets
Fifth lower spreader
Common Uses of ESC Trench Shields
ESC Trench shields are used mainly in excavations where other solutions such as open-cut and battered slopes are not appropriate.
Since trenches are generally long and relatively narrow, trench boxes are designed in this consideration and are therefore a better fit than most other types of temporary structures to support narrow and shallow/deep excavations.
Trench shields should be used for all excavations in all soils that create trench walls which are deeper than 4ft. They can be stabilized by sloping or employing a trench protection system such as ESC Trench Shoring Inc’s Struts and Trench Shield. Slope requirements vary depending on the type of soil: for example, stable soil can be inclined to 53 degrees before requiring additional support (if space allows), whereas very unstable soil can only be inclined to 34 degrees before requiring a box.
Advantages of ESC Trench Shields
Trench shields are crucial for the construction industry since digging and excavating works are present in almost all construction projects of different kinds and magnitude. Here are the main advantages of using a trench shield or trench box:
Improves the stability of a trench
One of the main advantages of a trench shield is that it makes a trench more stable and durable. A properly installed and positioned shield allows workers to better control the safety of a trench. When a shield is not in use, trenches can collapse instantly. A trench shield can help keep a trench safe and stable for several months, provided the weather conditions, soil type, and depth of the trench are suitable. A trench box is therefore ideal for quick-phased and long-term construction projects.
Trenching and excavation work can be very dangerous, as trench collapses can occur even if safety precautions are strictly followed. It is, therefore, a good idea to add an extra layer of protection to ensure worker safety on such projects. The main function of a trench box is to minimize the risk of injury to workers when unavoidable soil collapse happens. There are safety rules to ensure that a trench box is used properly. Depth regulations determine the maximum depth at which a trench box can be used safely. Certified professional engineers determine the depth rating of a shield and approve the product type. Trench box suppliers are of great help in this line. For professional assistance please do not hesitate to contact us at www.esctrenchshoring.com