Temporary Works And Stability Calculations

Safer by design

Design & Calculations

Our pontoons have undergone extensive testing by both structural engineers and marine architects in order to ensure they are able to meet the demands placed upon them.

The pontoons and ancillaries have been extensively tested giving us information on buoyancy, crush, stability, shear and tensile strength.

Consultant Engineers

In some instances, however we need to go above and beyond these standard calculations to ensure the proposed configuration and layout of the pontoons will be suitable.

Whether it’s ensuring the required loadings can be met, identifying the positioning of equipment and plant on the pontoon or the anchoring configuration, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

In such instances we commission structural engineers to take account all factors and produce a report with their findings and recommendations. We can then use this finding to provide temporay works designs and stability calculations.

Buoyancy
We have a number of solutions to increase the buoyancy, strength and capability of our pontoons based on the recommendations of our engineers. The obvious solution is more pontoon, whether this is a bigger footprint to the pontoon as a whole or double stacking the pontoons to effectively double the overall buoyancy, both can easily be done and even partnered together.
Point loading
The modular makeup of our pontoons means that when significant weight is applied to the surface, they flex in order to spread the load and accommodate the weight being applied. Should significant weight need to be applied to the pontoon in a small area then we are able to spread the weight on the pontoon by use of a subframe and or reinforceing the deck. This significantly increases the point loading capabilities of the pontoons.
Versatile capabilitys
Our pontoons offer strong, reliable and versatile platforms for any project. The loading capabilities of our pontoons may be enhanced when required to provide buoyancy levels capable of supporting surprisingly large loads.

Pontoon Hire. What’s Included?

Free Estimates

Call us on 01253 921352 

Email us on  info@FPSpontoonhire.co.uk 

or complete our online contact form

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.

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 temporary works design or stability calculations for your project?

Simply give us a call on 01253 921 352 and we’ll help you out quicker than a duck can take to water. Alternatively, drop us an email.