Safety, Work & Rescue Boats

Boats For Safety Cover, Maintenance & Access

Safety Boat Hire

Work in construction, maintenance, engineering or the rail industry? Or perhaps you’ve some bridgework repairs above water, an event to host or a camera crew who require their own transport while filming on water?

Floating pontoon solutions provides inshore safety work and rescue boats for numerous commercial industries” projects and private and General Public events for activities on, or near water.

Boats For Commercial, Public and Private Hire

We are able to mobilise our safety boats for hire quickly and efficiently, and can work on almost any UK waterway.

All our boats are trailered and so can be deployed quickly and easily, even when access is difficult or restricted. We even have trailers with hiabs to enable us to lift boats into the water, and boats that are small enough to be carried and launched by hand.

We pride ourselves in providing a super reliable, professional and cost-effective service to clients, both big and small.

We offer a nationwide safety boat hire service – so regardless of where your job is we’ll be able to help. We have provided safety boats and crews throughout the UK from Wick right through to Newlyn Harbour.

Safety Boat
FPS Safety Boats Hire provides safety boat services and safety boat hire for marine construction, civil engineering and environmental projects, amongst others, throughout the UK.
We are able to supply commercial safety boats for a wide range of projects from on-water installations and contract works such as scaffolding erection and bridge inspections through to flood barrier repairs and environmental surveys.
As part of our safety boat hire services, as standard, all our boats come with a competent and qualified helm; however additional crew can also be provided as and where required. We offer this service 7 days a week, 24 hours a day,  We also offer bareboat hire if you do not require an operator with the safety boat.
Work Boat Hire
FPS Work Boat hire have a fleet of work boats & RIBs available for hire to suits a range of projects, waterways and construction requirements.
Our work boats for hire come in different shapes and sizes from smaller robust plastic boats up to larger more robust rigid hull boats for use on construction sites and marine engineering projects. All our boats have powerful outboard engines to ensure they have sufficient ‘grunt’ for the required operation.
We have work boats available to operate on inland waterways and inshore – Often our work boats are hired on a bareboat basis, meaning you operate the boat yourself, but they can also be supplied with qualified and competent crew if required.
Media & Filming Boat Hire
If it’s a media boat to film from, or a craft for photographers to get the best possible PR shots, you’ve come to the right place. We provide filming boat hire for a vast range of productions and projects nationwide.
FPS can provide media boat hire for filming purposes with a range of boats available. We’ve provided filming boat hire for a large number of well known production companies and organisations over recent years for TV, music videos, feature films, PR shoots and corporate videos.
All our media boats come with qualified & experience crew, who’ll be able to discuss your exact requirements with you on the ground. All safety equipment, including life jackets, will be provided with the boat, as standard, for all persons on-board.
Bare Boat And Outboard Hire
We understand that sometimes it’s just an extra craft that’s required as you have your own crew/staff able to drive the boat. Therefore, we offer bare boat hire at a daily or weekly rate plus a delivery/collection charge.
We hire boats for a whole range of uses, including:
Boats for filming and media jobs
Temporary replacement boat for watersport centres when existing boats are being repaired/out of service
Bare boat hire for river inspections or infrastructure installation
Bare boats for marine construction & civil engineering projects
Boats for environmental surveys and habitat inspections
Bare boat hire for stand-by safety boat duties
Our boats & RIBS can be delivered nationwide quickly and easily.
What Can Safety Boats Be Used For?
Any Marine construction project where there is a need for work over or near water can require the use of a Safety Boat.

If you need to errect or dismantle scaffolding, require rope access, access for demolition of structures, refurbishment or maintenance projects or new construction work, a work boat is the perfect solution to help you get (or sail!) from A to B and get the job done.

Not Sure Which Safety Boat To Choose?
We can provide a range of boats for safety boat cover, maintenance or access as required.

We’ll happily recommend the right boat for your project.

Mayday, Mayday! Rescue & Emergency Situation?
Our safety boat teams are trained and experienced to deal with all rescue emergency situations and have a sound understanding of any marine environment and safety boat operations.
We Take Your Safety Very Seriously
Safety and compliance with statutory obligations for ourselves and our clients is a top priority affecting all aspects of our service.

Through our fleet of safety and work boats and trained operators we are able to provide on-the-water safety support for all applications.

A site specific set of RAMS and a rescue plan will be provided and followed.

All our craft operatives are RYA level 2 powerboat qualified and experienced boat handlers.


Changeable Water & Weather Conditions
In combination with our range of boats and other water rescue equipment, this enables us to maintain effective cover in changeable water and weather conditions.

Our teams are equipped and trained to operate from bank or beach, on mud, through vegetation, in shallow wading water, on deep slow water or fast flowing water.

More Than A Toe Dipped In The Water?
We know that any workplace over, on or near water presents a danger that persons might slip or fall into the water.

That’s why we’ve several styles and size of boat, specifically chosen depending on the size and nature of the water to be covered. Anyone who’s mistakenly (ahem!) taken a dip in the water will be rescued promptly.

Safety Boat Options
  • Provision of rescue boats during activities taking place on or near the water
  • Safety boats during Pontoon installation and access boats
  • Water rescue services for construction and rail projects
  • Safety boats covering maintenance operations with mobile underbridge units
  • Bridge and bat surveys.
  • Life jacket and safety equipment hire
Why Hire From Us?
  • We operate on all UK inland waterways, canals, rivers, reservoirs and lakes
  • Our specialist and professionally trained crews can be mobilized to any location at short notice
  • Some of our boats are available ‘bare-boat’ if you have your own competent crew or alternatively we are able to provide onsite training
  • Professional RYA trained operators
  • Our 24/7 service is nationwide

Not Just Pontoon Hire

Modular pontoon systems are extremely versatile tools to solve any number of problems associated with working on or around water. Our expertise and understanding of these problems enable us to satisfy our clients’ needs efficiently. We have gained an enormous amount of experience over the last 10 years and are confident that we provide the most professional and comprehensive service in the UK today.

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.

Whatever your project requirements are, Floating Pontoon Solutions can cater for your needs. We will work alongside you from start to completion of your project. We offer a full range of equipment suitable for any job, to ensure that everything runs efficiently.

What’s Included?

Free Estimates

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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!  

Extra Equipment

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.

Need A Safety, Work Or Rescue Boat?

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