LITE guard Grave Shoring products are manufactured by LITE Industries Pty Ltd, specialist aluminium fabricators of ground support and shielding systems.
All LITE industries products are aimed at being lightweight, easy to use, have a long life and assist in meeting OH&S obligations.
We were approached by one of Melbourne’s largest cemeteries to develop a system for the cemetery industry that met the Australian Standard AS4744.1-2000. This was a test, to meet the standard, to be lightweight and easy to handle. Specially designed extrusions were used and the end product was certified by a qualified Engineer. This proved to be successful and later other products followed such as safety lids, tread plate decking, end panels and hand rails.
The cemetery industry was virtually unregulated, and within the cemeteries grave diggers would fashion their own style of shoring from steel frames to plywood and timber panels with timber or steel spreaders. This kind of shoring often failed as they were never engineered by a qualified structural engineer. In 2000 the Australia Standard for shoring was introduced, and all excavations whether trenches or graves have to meet this standard.
Therefore, as Managers, Trustees or Employees, you are responsible to ensure that you are supplying a safe environment for your workers and anyone else visiting your cemetery.
Quality and Health & Safety have been embraced as a fundamental concept for the business and we at LITE Industries rigorously research and develop our products. We hold several design registrations and operate in close consultation with customers to provide innovative and low cost solutions.
LITE guard grave shoring products are now used in Australia, New Zealand, UK & Canada, with enquiries now being received from the USA.