ICON equipment has been designing, manufacturing and renting temporary shoring solutions to the underground contractor since 1982. Our turnkey operations and expert staff will provide you with the best individualized customer service and give you the confidence and assurance that you need from start to finish. Our shoring consultants and territory managers will come to your jobsite, office or place of business for a pre-bid consultation to make sure you have the right equipment and the best solution. If you are looking to buy, rent or customize a piece of equipment for your underground job we have just what you need. We have expanded our product and service lines from trench shoring to a full line of engineered wood mats, pipeline mats and crane mats. Whatever your needs are from planning, pricing and installation to training, consulting and engineering, ICON is with you every step of the way.
ICON provides engineering services for temporary shoring systems for your difficult underground projects. ICON’s engineering departments can provide you with full site-specific engineering services with a P.E. stamp if needed. For special projects around live railroad tracks and large building structures we can provide E-80 loading and deflection calculations.
All we need to get started on your engineering project is a fax, email or hard copy of the site plans, structure plans including profile along with soil information logs or geotechnical borings. We then can devise an excavation shoring solution that will enable you to get the job done right, on time and on budget. ICON can provide up to 10 copies of large-scale drawings and/or calculations for your excavation shoring system in a reasonable timeframe and cost structure.
While it would be cost prohibitive to hire a professional engineer in every state, ICON does have agreements with engineers in all 50 states that cover our stamping needs. This allows us to provide our customers with tailored engineered trench shoring services at any jobsite location and allows us to compete favorably with the largest trench shoring companies in the industry while still maintaining a family-owned environment.
Trench shoring and excavation procedures are performed thousands of times a day across the United States. Unfortunately, however, trenching accidents claim the lives of about 60 people every year. It is incumbent upon contractors and construction laborers to understand the laws and regulations applicable to trenching and excavation occupations and know what types of trench boxes, trench shoring equipment and trench shoring services are available for any particular project. They should also understand the statutes that are in effect for the express purpose of protecting those who work in trench shoring and excavation situations.
ICON provides the necessary training, trench shoring equipment and trench safety precautions to ensure a safe and productive operation.
There are no second chances when a trench is not properly shored. ICON ensures trench safety precautions are followed when providing trench shoring services and trench box rental. Soil is an extremely heavy material, and may weigh more than 100 pounds per cubic foot (pcf). A cubic yard of soil (3 ft x 3 ft x 3 ft), which contains 27 cubic feet of material, may weigh more than 2,700 pounds. That is nearly one and a half tons in a space less than the size of the average office desk. Wet soil, rocky soil or rock is even heavier. The human body cannot support such heavy loads without being seriously injured. ICON designs and supplies every slide rail system, steel trench box, aluminum trench box and hydraulic shoring equipment with this idea in mind so that we make sure we provide the safest and highest quality shoring equipment in the industry today.
ICON has been a pioneer of trench shoring equipment and the first company in the US to popularize Slide Rails and since 1982. Over these years, we have engineered and supplied over 8,000 slide rail projects and have consistently achieved setting new benchmarks for the trench shoring and trench safety industry through creativity, teamwork, and partnerships. One of these ideas is the innovative design of our slide rail system for trench and pit shoring that can be used as a very effective alternative to driven steel sheeting, wood lagging or other conventional methods of shoring a hole. Our customers have found our system to have the following benefits, including:
- Shoring installation can be performed by an excavator and two laborers rather than traditional equipment and labor-intensive techniques.
- Our slide rail systems are pre-engineered, produced of high-grade materials and put through a strict quality control inspection to guarantee that what you pay for is what you get. Many conventional shoring methods such as wood often are installed “Not to Plan” and can result in some type of failure.
- Our slide rail systems are installed with a dig & push installation without the use of a hydraulic hammer. This virtually eliminates damage to property and surrounding infrastructure caused by vibration and driven sheeting. Our toeless design does not disturb the excavation subgrade.
- ICON customers have proven over and over again that our systems will perform hundreds of installations during their lifetime and outperform conventional sheeting materials that have a limited number of re-uses on projects which waste money over time.
ICON has the experience and resources to handle trench shoring projects of any size and in any location. ICON services a variety of contractors and utilities across the country. As industry-leading trench shoring experts, we are uniquely qualified to provide you with field-tested and cost-effective solutions that provide uncompromised trench safety while meeting your specific needs and budget.
ICON staffs many fulltime field technicians that work closely with our customers and their jobsite crews during assembly and installation of our slide rail systems to make sure every aspect of the installation goes smoothly and our customer is happy as a result. Service is top notch and is ICON’s top priority at all times. We also realize that safety is a big concern and that is why all our field technicians have Competent Person, Excavation and Hazardous Waste (Hazwopper) training.
ICON Competent Person Training Program:
ICON’s Competent Person Training Program provides construction managers and employees with information and training regarding compliance with OSHA’s Excavation Standard for trench shoring and trench box installation. This program includes the scope and application of protective systems, soil classification and handling an OSHA inspection. The 8-hour seminar includes a lecture on trench shoring and trench safety supplemented by visual aids and hands-on demonstrations. Participants will take an exam and be expected to achieve a minimum grade of 80%. Each participant will receive an ICON Competent Person Student Manual to keep and upon satisfactory completion of the program, participant will receive a certificate of completion card.
Topics that will be covered:
- Soil Mechanics
- General Requirements
- Job Planning
- Protective Systems
- Manufacturer’s Tabulated Data
- OSHA Standard Law
ICON provides the following OSHA Competent Person Training Program seminars either on-site, at a local hotel or at one of ICON’s locations.
All class participants will receive complimentary coffee and lunch.
Please contact Jason Crandall for class schedule and availability.
- Certifying a Competent Person in the area of trench shoring and trench safety is the sole responsibility of the employer. Completion of this program does not automatically make an individual a “Competent Person”. In order to be considered a “Competent Person”, the individual must be designated competent by his or her employer. When applied to trench shoring and excavation operations, the “Competent Person” must have specific training in and be knowledgeable about soil analysis, the use of protective systems, and requirements of the OSHA Excavation Standard. In addition, the “Competent Person” must implement requirements of the standard and have authority to take immediate action if trench safety hazards exist.
- OSHA Trenching and Excavation Standards