Bridge Inspection Floating PlatformsThe perfect way to inspect bridges safely
Bridge Inspection Made Easy
Access to the underside of bridges is simple when you use a floating pontoon.
And thanks to the modular design, you can arrange pontoon hire for any scale and span, ensuring your people always have a platform that makes their work quicker, simpler and safer.
Bridge Inspection Pontoons
Hire a pontoon for bridge inspection and maintenance and we’ll supply the full access solution, including floating pontoon, delivery, installation, and tower scaffold (erected by trained PASMA scaffold operatives).
We’ll also work with you to make manoeuvring the pontoon simple. Using ropes or outboard engines for larger projects, we’ll ensure your floating platform gives you inspection and maintenance access wherever you need it.
Take a look at how our modular floating pontoons are making our clients’ bridge inspections simpler:
Access & Positioning
If the launch location and the bridge to be inspected are a distance apart, the pontoon can be fitted with an outboard bracket and one of our outboard motors. The pontoon can then be moved into position, saving time and money that would be spent having to achieve access at the bridge location.
Not every bridge has easy access. But the low weight, modular construction of our floating pontoon systems means we can assemble pontoons away from the water’s edge and carry them by hand to a suitable entry point (sometimes hundreds of metres from the bridge being inspected). From there, outboard motors can swiftly and easily position the pontoon exactly where you need it.
The pontoons offer the perfect platform upon which to house scaffold towers when inspecting bridges. The surface of the pontoon provides a flat firm surface upon which the legs of scaffold towers can be mounted. We are also able to install tie down points on the deck of the pontoon to physically secure the platform down to the pontoon itself. All our operatives are PASMA trained and we will supply and errect the tower for you.
The anchored pontoon is substantial enough for there to be almost zero movement while working at height over flat water. On moving waterways, our experts will advise whether this solution is viable following a site visit to your project.
Minimal or No Disruption to Roads
Pontoon Hire Makes Bridge Inspections Easier
- Minimal disruption
- No need for traffic management
- Trackside access kept to a minimum
- Reduced costs
- Easier planning
- Daylight inspection
- Safer work environment
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.
Your Project Partner
Across the UK, Floating Pontoons Solutions is a partner to construction, utility, road, rail and waterways companies for whom bridge inspection and maintenance is an integral part of the job. We’ll work with you through all phases of your project from attending pre-start meetings, providing method statements and guidance through to installation and demobilising of the pontoon.
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.