While shallow trench jobs may be small, it’s still vital that site workers have the equipment required to deliver the project both safely and efficiently, with minimal fuss. This is where lightweight shoring equipment is ideal.
Introducing Vertishore, the latest addition to our range of lightweight shoring products.
Vertishore is a pre-assembled, two-sided hydraulic waler system. It’s ideal for use in self-supporting ground up to 2m where services are present, such as pipe maintenance or small connection works. The product comprises two aluminium rails supported against the trench walls by a pair of hydraulic rams, which are easily expanded and adjusted using a manually operated hand pump.
Designed to be as lightweight as possible, Vertishore is easy to handle and manoeuvre, able to be installed by just one or two people from above ground, with no need for workers to enter an unsecured trench. It’s also compact and foldable, making it ideal for areas where access is restricted, enabling it to be easily carried on to site if required, as well as making transportation and storage more straightforward.
Speaking on the expanded product range, Sarah Lockhart, Product Marketing Executive at Mabey Hire said: “We know that when it comes to shallow trench support, whether that’s to aid emergency pipe repairs, investment in utility infrastructure or laying new services on a road or housing development, having equipment that aids the safe and efficient delivery of the works is vital. A key part of this is having equipment that can adapt to the on-site conditions and is easy to manoeuvre.
“For all of these reasons, we’re excited to be able to re-introduce our comprehensive Lightweight Shoring range, providing customers with the equipment they need to get the job done safely. We know that no two trenches are the same, which is why we’ve developed the kit so that it can all be easily adjusted to fit the trench in question.”