Rib Charter Civil Engineering services with Northern RIB hire working with its sister company Hovercraft Services, first major contract was working with Carillion Transport, providing the safety cover and standby while Carillion Rail worked on the 14 million project to repair pier heads around the Levens Viaduct, Ulverston.

Carillion were voted the UKs best rail maintenance operator in 2001 and 2002 so we were honoured to be asked to work alongside them providing safety cover. The contract required one vehicle to transport 2 people to site, along with one hovercraft and a safety boat, and to provide safety cover 10 hours a day (24hr cover during certain operations )7 days a week, whilst the repair work took place.


Complete with all the relevant search and rescue qualifications, our team at Northern RIB Hire can offer safety cover for dangerous platforms, construction sites, piers, bridges, harbours and Jettys etc.

Combining RIB’s and hovercraft (from our sister company) in projects like civil engineering applications, we can provide 24hr cover in intertidal areas limiting risk from dangerous conditions for personnel and employees.

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