Reinstatement of Service Trenches

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Avoid costly rework to suburban service trenches

Rough surfaces increase road user costs. Over recent years many roading authorities have reported instances of poor trench reinstatement that gave rise to road surfacing problems.

To improve public relations, reduce the possibility of accidents and reduce maintenance and road-user costs, present day performance based procedures are requiring that trenching and reinstatement contractors take greater responsibility for their actions.


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1 day course.

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Ian Anderson

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$450 per person + GST

(Minimum numbers apply before a course is confirmed)

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Topics include

  • Planning (introduction to aims and approvals)
  • Excavation of trenches
  • Trench foundation treatment
  • Compaction of backfill materials, principles and selection
  • Plant selection and operation techniques
  • Backfill placement and compaction practices
  • Worksite safety
  • Compaction of materials and testing
  • Options for pavement and surfacing materials
  • Trench preparation and practice in the placing of materials, compaction and testing
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On completion of this course participants will

  • Identify necessary approvals to undertake reinstatement
  • Choose effective excavation methods
  • Understand key principles of compaction
  • Choose suitable backfill, placement and surfacing
  • Match compaction plant with trench size and needs
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Who should attend

  • New and experienced workers
  • Supervisors
  • Technical management staff
  • Personnel from Local Authorities and services utility authorities
  • Contractors
  • Consulting organisations
  • Inspectors
  • Supervisors
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