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Trench Safety

Reason #4 — Safety TrainingOf course, having the properhardware on site is important,but if your crews aren’t trainedto work safely, don’t use theirequipment properly, the resultscan mean serious injury . . . oreven death.Since our very beginnings,TrenchSafety has offeredfirst‐class safety training classesthroughout the Mid-South.Since 1994, more than 12,000people gone through our classes.Just think of the lives that havebeen saved.Our safety classes include:• “Competent Person” classes + Refresher courses• “Confined Space Entry” classes + Refresher courses• Safety keynote presentations• Other classes, as requestedWe offer open-enrollment classes year-round at numerous locations(sites are always listed on our web site). And we also teach in-houseclasses, as requested. Give us a call to discuss the convenience oftraining your people right in your offices.Reason #5 — Service and RepairIf things go a bit haywire, our highly trainedtechnicians will get you up and runningas quickly as possible. We service andrepair everything we rent and sell. Andif a quick repair isn’t possible, we’ll getyou replacement equipment whenever possible. Ourjob is to keep you and your crews working efficiently and safely.AReason #6 — Helpful Publications & InformationSince we opened in 1994, we’ve worked hard to build to an extensivecollection of information and knowledge that will keep your workcrews focused on maximum productivity, profitability, and safety.• Safety newsletters, both printed and electronicGo to www.ExcavationSafetyNews.com• Helpful “How To” videosGo to www.YouTube.com/TrenchSafety• White Papers• Checklists• Safety posters• Links to state and federal regulatory information,and manufacturers’ web sitesThe newest design for you is our FREE web-based tool, The SlopeCalculator. This simple-to-use web page generates visual data anddrawings that give you a clear look at your options for slopingan excavation or using trench shoring and shielding equipment.Simply plug in your soil type, then add your specific dimensions, andinstantly The Slope Calculator builds a drawing and a data table witheverything you need to know. Go to www.TrenchSafety.com/SlopeCalculatorWe’ve even writtentwo comprehensivebooks for theindustry —ll too often, following one of TrenchSafety’s training classes about workingsafely in trenches and excavations, someone from the audience will comeup to the instructor. They want to talk about a cave-in that happened ona job site where they were working that resulted in a serious injury . . . or a death.In all the stories, the effect is profound. Friends lost. Families shattered.The sights and sounds permanently burned into their memories. “It was all sosudden. And there was nothing I could do,” they always say.But such incidents don’t have to happen. Trenching and excavation workcan be done safely. The tools and techniques to avoid injury and death arereadily available.In this book you learn about those tools and techniques. Plus somuch more:• The “Competent Person.”• How to evaluate the soil you’re working in.• OSHA’s standards.• The Manufacturer’s Tabulated Data.• The “5-foot” Rule.• When to use a Registered Professional Engineer.• And more.Save lives. Reduce your costs. And work more efficiently. Are there three moreimportant reasons to work safely in trenches and excavations?“Make MoreMoney withConstructionMachineControl” and“Basic PrinciplesTrenchSafety and Supply, Inc., provides safety equipment and safetytraining from it’s full‐service facilities in Memphis, Tenn., and North LittleRock, Ark. Utilities and contractors from throughout the Mid‐South turnto TrenchSafety for solutions to their job‐site challenges. And more than12,000 people have gone through TrenchSafety’s classes since 1994.TRENCHSAFETY AND SUPPLY, INC.Memphis, Tennessee • (901) 346-5800 • (800) 865-5801North Little Rock, Arkansas • (501) 955-3800 • (800) 243-6408ISBN: 978-0-9799267-4-790000Saves Lives | Reduces Costs | Increases EfficiencyBasic Principles ofWorking Safely inTrenches & ExcavationsA “How To” Manual forContractors, Utilities, & Municipalitiesof WorkingSafely in Trenches & Excavations.”www.TrenchSafety.comUS $29.959 780979 926747Basic Principles of Working Safely in Trenches & ExcavationsTRENCHSAFETY AND SUPPLY, INC.TRENCHSAFETY AND SUPPLY, INC.Memphis, Tennessee • North Little Rock, Arkansaswww.TrenchSafety.com


Reason #7 — DeliveryIn your business, timing is everything.Time = money. Down time = No money. So, whether its severalsheets of needed road-crossing plate, or a large steel trench shield,or a complete slide rail system, or a few pipe plugs in various sizes,we’ll deliverexactly whatyou need,when andwhere youneed it.So, Let Us Help You . . .The next time you have any questions about the best way to completethe task at hand, or you are looking into buying some new equipment,let us know.We love nothing better than applying our years of experience andknowledge, and our first-class equipment, to help solve your excavationand safety challenges.Call us — (800) 865-5800Or visit us at — www.TrenchSafety.comConstruction techniques and equipment usage must be in accordancewith all governmental regulations and manufacturer’s instructions.All orders placed with TrenchSafety, including training, aresubject to the terms, conditions, and warranty limitations inTrenchSafety’s rental and sales agreements.A Brief History . . .Melissa and David Dow, co-founders of TrenchSafety, have spent mostof their professional lives in the construction equipment and materialsbusiness. In fact, Melissa’s family has been in the construction industrydating back to the early 1900s.In 1993, after attending an industry trade show, Melissa andDavid returned to Memphis and talked with contractors, utilities, OSHAofficials, as well as equipment distributors in other parts of the U.S.They quickly saw the need for a Mid-South supplier that focused onunderground safety.In June 1994, TrenchSafety and Supply, Inc., opened for businessin a un‐air‐conditioned job trailer, with a used delivery truck and oneother employee. Since then, the company has grown steadily — in itsgeographic service area, its product and service offerings, and its staff.TRENCHSAFETY AND SUPPLY, INC.Memphis Office3000 Ferrell Park Cove | Memphis, TN 38116(901) 346-5800 | (800) 865-5800North Little Rock Office350 Smokey Lane | North Little Rock, AR 72117(501) 955-3800 | (800) 243-6408www.TrenchSafety.comCOPYRIGHT © 2012 TRENCHSAFETY AND SUPPLY, INC.

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