Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Trench Shoring - Shore Thing

Construction seen through construction
Construction seen through construction (Photo credit: RahelSharon)
With the start of the summer season, a great deal of construction work will be done all around the world. With that work comes a great deal of accidents in the form of falling debris, collapsing trenches and building walls, and simple laziness. Fortunately, or unfortunately, however you want to look at it, these accidents can all be prevented with simple precaution or proper equipment. Here are a few of the most important items needed for overall construction safety.

Any form of digging can lead to the sides of the holes, or trenches, collapsing just like sand will fill a hole you dig on the beach. This is extremely dangerous for anyone unfortunate enough to be stuck inside the trench as hundreds of pounds of debris can crush them. Trench shoring is the answer, and the equipment required can be bought or rented, depending on the construction needs.

As mentioned before, falling debris as small as a hammer can lead to permanent injury or death. Any person walking around a construction site should be required to be wearing a hard hat. In a perfect world, no one drops heavy things from 4 stories above ground. Unfortunately it happens all the time, and without a hard hat, the results can be fatal.

Along with construction equipment, proper clothing should be worn for proper situations. Bulwark FR is needed for anyone entering the line of duty involving fire or hot substances. Simple carpenters jeans are fine for anyone doing routine construction work. Even if you need some better shoes or sunglasses for your job, bring them in advance so you don't do any long term damage to your body. Just prepare well in advance so your body doesn't take a toll.
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1 comment:

  1. I had no idea that shoring was so dangerous. I guess it makes sense with so many variables coming into play at the same time. It's good to know that there are companies out there that are willing to get the job done.