Sheet piling firm sets up temporary works arm

Aaron Morby 8 months ago
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Sheet Piling (UK) has launched a new division to provide temporary earthworks support to make it safer for site workers to enter and exit excavations.

New business set up to help small and medium-sized contractors comply with temporary works safety laws
New business set up to help small and medium-sized contractors comply with temporary works safety laws

The new Excavation Support Solutions business will help health and safety compliance for small and medium-sized earthwork projects.

SPUK’s managing director, Andrew Cotton, said: “SPUK has been associated with larger sheet piling projects for more than two decades and is now channelling its expertise to bring its same core values and ways of working to small and medium-sized projects.

“We have identified a gap in the market, which ESS can fill, and believe we have an irresistible proposition for SME contractors.”

The temporary works design is undertaken by competent in-house design engineers, ensuring compliance with statutory legislation in respect of management of temporary works procedures and the CDM Regulations 2015.

ESS is braced to assist with groundwork structures including temporary cofferdams, trench support and sheet piling for both temporary and permanent excavation support.

Richard Pattison, who is now heading up Sheet Piling (UK)’s new ESS division, said: “We can basically supply and install any excavation bracing system, using either fabricated structural steelwork, or proprietary hydraulic bracing systems.

“Works are fully compliant with the CPA ‘Good Practice Guide for the Management of Shoring Excavations’ and HSE Guidelines for excavation support and temporary works’ design.”

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