Edge ProtectionThe Handrails & Barriers That'll Keep You Safe
Close To The Edge?
Working on or near water presents obvious safety issues. Whilst our floating pontoons are sturdy enough to support even light plant machinery, unprotected edges would create a risk a person or equipment falling in the water.
That’s why, whenever reasonably practicable, fixed edge protection must be added to your floating pontoon.
Pontoon Edge Protection Options
There’s a range of edge protection options available with our pontoon hire. Handrails are fitted as standard, but you can add ropes, chains and debris netting to provide increased levels of security from slips and trips and dropped materials. To ensure equipment such as scaffold towers remains securely anchored to the platform, add mooring eyes and rings.
Take a look at some edge protection solutions that have helped our pontoon hire clients:
Edge Protection Systems
- Mesh barrier system (Combisafe)
- Key clamp
- Toe boards
- Debris netting
Lifebuoys & Rescue Lines
You should make daily checks to ensure that lifebuoys and lines are in their proper place. Consideration should also be given to positioning throw lines downstream depending on the flow of the water.
For added safety, ask us to include safety boats as part of your pontoon hire.
Pontoon Hire. What’s Included?
Delivery & Collection
We have our own fleet of vehicles to transport your pontoon, safety boat and equipment to any location throughout the UK, Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Assembly & Dismantling
We have experienced and qualified operatives, from the assembly of a floating pontoon to the erection of a scaffold tower, There will be few challenges they have not already come across!
We can supply additional equipment from outboard motors, tower scaffolds, life rings, throw lines, life jackets and debris booms, please ask if you have any specific requirements.
Not Just Pontoon Hire
FPS maintains a safe-work-on-water policy and we also provide Safety & Support Vessels for any inland waterway, river or canal. Floating Pontoon Solutions has a range of boats and equipment to assist you throughout your project.
All of our Safety Boats and Workboats are coded, licensed and delivered ready for use. Equipment can be hired on a bareboat basis or with one of our RYA Qualified Operators. Hire rates include: Full Day and Long Term hire. We also offer a full range of equipment for hire from life jackets and outboard engines though to scaffold towers and debris booms.
FPS will work hand in hand with you throughout each phase of your project. We offer a full range of equipment suitable for any job.
Need Some Help Choosing The Correct Edge Protection?
Tell us about your project and we’ll point you in the right direction