Soft footing on plant outriggers

Plant outrigger equipment can cause significant damage to road and pavement surfaces. This not only inconveniences neighbours, but the uneven surface can create a safety hazard. Sites should aim to keep these considerations in mind when working in residential areas.

See the examples below for how one site on a housing estate resolved this problem:

  • The site trialled a new type of detachable ‘soft’ footing to fit on plant outriggers.
  • The plastic ‘shoe’ can be quickly fitted and removed using a bolting system.
  • Using this equipment minimises damage caused by plant, thus removing the need for resurfacing after project completion.

Reducing damage to the surrounding area protects the environment, keeps the neighbours happy, increases project efficiency and ultimately improves the image of the industry.

This innovation was achieved on a project with a small project value and a duration of six weeks.

Footer Reference

Monitor report. Northern Gas Networks. Cumbria. February 2017.


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