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Date PostedDecember 27, 2017

Shoring Boxes and Trench Support Systems Alert Issued

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Workplace Health and Safety Queensland has released a safety alert to highlight the risk of trench collapse when trench support systems such as shoring boxes don’t extend for the full length of the trench.

The alert comes after a November incident involving ground collapse at a trench on a Brisbane construction site. A worker was seriously injured during the accident.

A similar incident occurred in 2016 at a Gold Coast construction site.

In both incidents the shoring boxes did not extend for the full depth of the trench in both incidents.

The alert highlighted that a variety of factors can contribute to such a collapse including the type of ground, ground water, rain and loading applied to the ground.

See more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/12/safety-alert-installation-shoring-boxes-trench-support-systems-released/#.WjVGuDe1s1m

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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