TPA Portable Roadways is one of Europe’s largest suppliers of temporary access solutions. Operating from bases in the UK and Germany, TPA provides equipment rental and installation of portable roadways, walkways and stairways, to customers in the transmission, construction, rail and outdoor events markets.
TPA Rapid Rail Access is firmly established in the rail sector as the principle provider of safe, effective, value for money access systems. Providing nationwide hire of specialist temporary access equipment designed, approved and dedicated for use in the rail sector.
TPA Pontoons a market leading provider of modular floating pontoons, water diversion equipment and safety boats for a diverse range of applications across an array of industry sectors throughout the UK & Europe including: Construction, Marine, Events and Military.
This resource explores what a pontoon is and what applications it can be used for.
In simple terms, a pontoon serves as a temporary access solution or platform, and one that can be built quickly and securely on water and uneven land.
Also referred to as floating pontoons, they provide sturdy and reliable platforms for a variety of applications, and can be built with variable load-bearing capacities to allow for the transportation of pedestrians, construction workers and machinery.
Out of all the natural elements, water is perhaps the most difficult to control or contain. Damage can be caused by severe weather events such as flooding, river breaches and water penetration.
The Collins English dictionary describes a pontoon as ‘a watertight float or vessel used where buoyancy is required in water, as in supporting a bridge, in salvage work or where a temporary or mobile structure is required in military operations.’
Plastic and heavy duty modular steel pontoons are a highly effective and versatile system of connecting floats that can be configured to almost any shape, allowing many types of water based events and activities to take place.
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