Exel Composites has made a range of lightweight trench shoring equipment for UK company Eze Shoring Ltd.
Exel Composites has made a range of lightweight trench shoring equipment for UK company Eze Shoring Ltd.

Exel Composites has made a range of lightweight trench shoring equipment for UK company Eze Shoring Ltd. 

Trench cave-ins present a significant danger to workers on a construction site, and shoring is the process of bracing the trench walls to prevent collapse. According to Glenn Wood, managing director of Eze Shoring Ltd the heavy, complex steel shoring equipment currently in use was in need of improvement. Exel was able to manufacture at high volume his composite prototype usinf pultrusion technology. 

The Eze Shoring concept consists of four individual glass fiber reinforced high performance pultruded composite profiles that are easy to assemble and 100% non-conductive. 

This story is reprinted from material from Exel, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.