On any type of construction project, one factor that should always be considered before any other is safety. When everything is operated in a safe manner, it results in fewer injuries among the employees and in many cases, it increases productivity as well. Although there are many areas in which safety is of concern, one area that should always be considered is when people are working below ground level in a trench.
There are many dangers associated with working in a trench. Perhaps one of the most dangerous, however, is the possibility for the earth giving way and resulting in a cave in. This can be disastrous, resulting in severe injuries and the possibility for death. It can be avoided in many cases, however, through the use of a slide rail trench box. This innovative way of shoring up a trench allows for the safety of anyone who has to work within it as well as for the ease of continuing to shore the trench, as it gets deeper.
The slide real trench system is a rather innovative way of providing trench support. It uses vertical sheeting that is continually put into place from above as the excavation continues to take place. Because of the way that the system is designed, it allows for the excavation to continue and to be shored at ground level. Even though the shoring is taking place subgrade, all of the work that helps to secure the trench takes place outside of the trench and allows for no soil movement within it.
There are many different ways in which a slide rail trench box may be used but this particular system is effective in areas where there are ground conditions that are unfavorable. It might also be used in areas where there is existing infrastructure below the surface of the ground and it would provide a difficult area for trench support to be established.
Since this particular system is modular, it is able to be used in a wide variety of job environments. In addition, it can be set up as the trench is being dug and allows for a safe area for employees to continue to work, even as the excavation is taking place. All of this is possible, even at a significant savings in both labor and the materials that are being used in comparison with other shoring methods.