Note: The term contractor is used interchangeably to describe both subcontractors & suppliers
1.1. Provide all shoring, planking and strutting necessary to retain the sides of the excavations and to ensure safe working. Provide safety covers over holes. Provide any necessary needling, shoring and strutting to adjacent buildings.
1.2. No instruction shall relieve the Contractor of sole responsibility for the sufficient support of the excavation.
1.3. Guard against the formation of voids outside sheeting or sheet piling if used and should any voids form, fill and consolidate them to approval.