|Trenches and excavations must be sloped or shored if they are over 1.22 metres or 4 feet in depth. Trenches dug in loose, sandy and unstable soil must be supported by uprights, cross braces and stringers. The maximum spacing between stringers is 5 feet (1500 mm).|
|1. Sloping The Trench Walls.
2. Trench Shoring In Compact Soil.
3. Trench Shoring In Loose Soil.
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