By Blake Smith, Construction Business Owner
How a contractor chooses to excavate on a jobsite can make all the difference in the project outcome. When one considers that 30 to 40% of all excavations lack the appropriate protective solutions, it should come as no surprise that projects are often over budget and overdue. When the very real risk of injury or death is factored in, a lack of proper protection makes no sense at all.
Appropriate trench protection solutions and safety training are the difference between a safe, productive jobsite and putting your project at risk. The time spent in choosing the right protective system and ensuring that the team is up to date on training is an investment in project success.