Trench Mate, available from Kennards Hire , was used on the Axis Plumbing site at Townsville Correctional Centre during the laying of a new sewer line. The trench shoring system is modular, lightweight and made of aliminium.
Area manager, Martin Budai, said the Trench Mate system "is particularly good where you have tight access and deep trenches, because you can lift it in and out with a small excavator." Axis Plumbing North Queensland was able to use the Trench Mate during the excavation of a unit that was three metres high and 1.5 metres wide.
Trench mate is half the weight of older shoring systems, but complies with the safety requirements of A.S.4744.1-200.
Extra stocks have been introduced in Queensland and other parts of the Kennards’ branch network to meet increased demand.