LITE Guard Standard Trench Shield

LITEguard Standard Trench Shield

The LITE Guard Standard Trench Shields are our most popular unit and are a light weight single skin panel. They are the shoring system developed for use with 2.5 to 5 tonne Mini excavators.

The panels have multiple location points for the spreader bars which come in two sizes (see below specs). The standard panels have a variable WLL from 20kPa to 50kPa with the use of additional spreader bars.

They are great as a maintenance unit, which can be dismantled in minutes, and carried into backyards or restricted access areas, and they even fit in the back of a Ute. They are very popular with plumbers, drainers, and councils, and for domestic plumbing and maintenance work they are suitable for small excavations for water or gas tapping.

If you are looking for a unique size or shape, we can also customise to suit your particular needs.

Remember "Don’t go down without it"

LITE guard Standard Trench Shields are also available and manufactured under licence in the UK. If you're in the UK and need a light weight Trench Shield to work with a mini excavator, check out the details on our  Standard Shields.

Main Features

Light weight

Legs available (600mm)

Can be stacked, or inverted for small shafts

Suitable for small excavations

Panel SizesWeightskPa Rating
1200mm x 1200mm x 56mm30kg20 to 50kPa
1800mm x 1200mm x 56mm42kg20 to 50kPa
2400mm x 1200mm x 56mm55kg20 to 50kPa

Adjustable Spreader Bars

600mm to 900mm

1000mm to 1800mm

Panel TypePanel Length mmPanel Height mmSafe Working Load (kPa)Panel Thickness mmUnder Strut ClearanceInternal Clearance Strut to Strut mmUnit weight Incl. 1000mm Struts
Unit2400120020 to 5056VariousVarious146kgs
Unit1800120020 to 5056VariousVarious110kgs
Unit1200120020 to 5056VariousVarious80kgs

Lite Guard Standard Trench Shields Meet Global Standards

AS/NZ 4744.1 - 2000, BS EN 13331.1 & 2 - 2002 (British & European Standard), OSHA Sub Part P