Good Practice - Deep Excavation

Good Practice - Deep Excavation

Name of Good Practice / Solution

Trench Boxing with Integrated Stair Access by Christopher Contracting

Short Description
This Deep excavation shoring and access system provides an effective control for access into a deep. It eliminates the requirement of ladders for access and egress. The trench box also provides a handrail solution at the surface of the excavation. This system is installed with minimal labour and reduces the risk of falls for operatives during the installation.

Installation of the shoring system can being completed using an approved excavator eliminating cranage.

Line of business
PM & Construction

Business unit
Lend Lease PM&C

Location and country
Gold Coast University Hospitai. Australia

GSMS/GMRs addressed
Construction Physical GMR 3- Ground Works

Health and safety risks addressed

  • Falls (of people and materials)
  • Access Egress to excavation


  • No Lost Time Incidents during this installation
  • Reduces physical barriers to entry

Other benefits

  • Future use of stair system for excavations
  • Quick to install
  • Can be applied globally
  • Reduced cranage

Key contacts
Greg Chilman. Lend Lease AUS, Tel. or Email

Other comments
This solution was piloted for the GCUH 30KL tank installation and resulted in tile successful installation in a confined area congested with other services.

Posted By Christopher Contracting on 12th December 2012

Updated : 12th December 2012 | Words : 196 | Views : 1265

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