Slide Rail Systems are a cost-effective solution for keeping your crew and excavation site safe.
Each year in the U.S. as many as 400 workers are killed in trenches and excavations. Thousands more are seriously injured. It is no wonder then that working in trenches is one of the most hazardous types of work.
It is very important to keep your crew and site safe during excavation, especially when there are poor soil conditions. Slide Rail Systems are an excellent and cost-effective way to ensure worker safety!
Understanding Slide Rail Systems
Slide Rail Systems are an alternative to traditional sheeting methods. They are made up of vertical steel posts and steel panels – like those of a trench box. A four-sided pit system is created by the panels sliding into the posts. Then, the posts and panels are gradually pushed into the pit as the site is being excavated. As the site is dug deeper, the deeper the Slide Rail System is pushed. Because it is installed gradually, it prevents trench wall loss. They are boasted as one of the most versatile shoring systems in the industry because they can be used is a variety of situations.
Types of Slide Rail Systems
There are several different types of Slide Rail Systems to solve any shoring challenges and to ensure that your site and crew are safe at all times:
● 4-Sided Pit
ClearSpan™ is Efficiency Production’s exclusive Slide Rail System. It creates an extra-large shored working area. The site is never blocked by cross members at any point in either the installation or removal of the system. Rather, ClearSpan™ employs I-beams as walers. These are secured in brackets that connect and support the system on the outside at the top and on the inside. The entire waler structure always remains near the bottom of the excavation site because the inside brackets have rollers.
The Muti-Bay Slide Rail System uses unique parallel beams which roll up and down the slot on the inside face of the linear posts. These parallel beams have spreader collars that pin standard trench box spreaders. There are 2 kinds of Multi-Bay Systems: the 4-Sided Multi-Bay System and the LINEAR Multi-Bay System.
The 4-Sided Pit Slide Rail System are individual slide rail components which give the option of using lighter equipment during the installation of the system. A big advantage of using this type of system is that installation and excavation are completed at the same time, which of course saves time and reduces costs.
A Slide Rail System can be integrated to shield around existing utilities by using the Slide Rail/Shore-Trak™ combination. There are two types of Shore-Trak™: Sheeting Guide Frames and the Panel Guide.
Luby Shoring Services
We are experts in trench shoring and excavation projects. We will help you complete any job while meeting OSHA safety regulations so that your crew and site remain safe at all times. Call us today at (636) 660-7467 and ask us about the Slide Rail Systems.