Trench Safety

KC Location: 816-921-4040STL Location: 314-872-8440

The Trench Safety Division at Van Keppel provides shoring, safety, and testing equipment to meet all excavating needs. With locations based out of Kansas City and St. Louis, we service all of Missouri, Eastern Kansas, Northwest Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

Our main goal is to provide the highest level of customer service with regards to cost effective safety solutions in a timely and efficient manner. We have assembled a group of employees that utilize their years of trench safety experience to provide solutions specific to your individual needs.

We offer training for CONFINED SPACE and EXCAVATION SAFETY COMPETENT PERSON throughout the greater Midwest. Training and certification on up-to-date OSHA standards can be completed on-site at a Van Keppel classroom or we can travel to your location. For more information please call Robert Troumbley at (816)616-0828 or Bryce Hagerman at (816)921-4040.

Steel Trench Boxes

  • Heights from 8-12 feet
  • Lengths from 10-24 feet
  • Wall thicknesses from 4-8 inches
  • Custom sizes available for purchase
Aluminum Trench Boxes

  • Standard alum boxes in heights from 6-8 feet
  • Standard alum. Boxes in lengths from 6-16 feet
  • Customizable Alum. Build-A-Box available in 2,3,or 4 sided boxes
  • Build-A-Box panel lengths: 3’, 4’, 6’, 8’, 10’, 12’
Aluminum Hydraulic Shoring

  • Available lengths from 22-144 inches
  • Finform shoring boards
  • Hand pumps
  • Release and removal tools
Street plates

  • 1” thick A36 steel road plate
  • Available sizes: 4x8, 5x8, 5x12, 6x10, 8x8, 8x10, 8x12, 8x16, 8x20
  • Quick connecting plate lifting system
  • Lifting holes on 2 sides, spike holes in all corners
Pipe Testing Equipment

  • Large array of plugs from 2” up to 78”
  • Air testing equipment
  • Vacuum testing equipment
  • Mandrels
  • Hydrostatic test pumps
  • Smoke testing equipment
Confined Space Equipment

  • Gas Detectors
  • Tripods, Winch, Harness
  • Blowers/ Ventilators
Lasers/ optical instruments

  • Pipe Lasers
  • Rotating Lasers
  • Transits
  • Auto-Levels
  • Grade Rods
Bedding Boxes

  • 7.5 cubic yard
  • 9 cubic yard
  • 12 cubic yard