Trench shoring protects workers, ensures compliance with safety regulations

Consider renting trench safety equipment instead of purchasing

Excavation for utilities and foundations, or any type of digging that involves trenching, must include trench shoring and shielding equipment to protect workers from cave-ins and help ensure companies remain compliant with workplace safety regulations.

 “Surrounded by walls of earth, working in a trench is one of the most dangerous tasks on a jobsite,” explains Paul Casanave, Trench Shoring Specialist at Carter Rental. “Because of this, OSHA guidelines require trenches five feet or deeper to have a protective system installed that prevents collapses and injuries.”

OSHA statistics show that 21 industry employees were killed in trench-related accidents in 2020, making trench safety and shoring equipment a topic of ongoing importance. There is a wide variety of trench safety equipment simply because each jobsite has its own unique characteristics and trench shoring needs.

“Because the dimensions in excavations differ so often from job to job, renting trench shields, shores, or road plates before buying is a risk-free experience that lets users try out equipment, frees up capital, reduces storage and maintenance costs, and increases productivity and efficiency,” Casanave explains. “Carter Rental carries the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest inventory of rental trench safety equipment from the industry’s leading brands to ensure safety and productivity in all soil conditions.”

Some of Carter Rental’s trench shoring and shielding equipment available for rent or purchase includes:

  • Aluminum and steel trench boxes
  • Hydraulic vertical shoring
  • Shoring equipment
  • Slide rails
  • Steel manhole boxes
  • Stone and bedding boxes

To get started with a trench shoring equipment rental in Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, or Washington, D.C. , request a quote today,  or locate a Carter Rental – The Cat Rental Store representative in your area.