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Workforce Safety Boat Hire Services

Rapid Response Safety And Rescue Boats

Our safety boat hire services are competitively priced and available for any demanding marine environments. We can deploy at short notice and specialise in operating in fast flowing water in rivers, estuaries and coastal regions.

National Safety Boats - Rescue Rib Hire Services

Safety Boat Services Keeping Lives SAFE

UK Diving Services are a leading provider of safety boat services across the UK's coastal and inshore waterways. We specialise in protecting workforce's as they work over, near or on the water. Our water safety management system provides the optimum solution for companies and organisations who are obligated to protect their operatives as they undertake their work in marine environments.

Safety Boat Services For Construction And Events

Our safety boats are also available for hire to organisations who regularly provide waterside events for the general public. In these circumstances we can deliver tailor made water safety packages which includes waterside assessments and preventative measures for the safety of large crowds gathering by water.

Guidance On UK Safety Boat Legislation

Our safety boat hire is amongst the best available in the UK. All our crews and vessels are licensed under the MCA - Maritime And Coastguard Agency and Port Of London Authority (PLA).  With each job careful consideration is taken to the conditions within which the safety boat is to operate ie tidal, non tidal, water flows, local marine traffic, hazardous areas etc...the list goes on. Once we assess these conditions appropriately qualified crew and safety boat type will be decided.

Our safety boat services are available for the following:

Bridge Construction And Inspection

Waterside Engineering Projects

Water Safety Cover

Waterside Scaffolding Projects

Crowd Control Near Water

Public Waterside Events

Workforce Protection

Water Rescue

National Safety Boat Services

Some of our services include:

Safety Boat Services

Diving Services

Confined Space Access

Bridge Works And Safety

Diving Services

Marine Construction

Rescue Boat Hire

 For further details on our safety boat hire and inshore rescue boat service please contact us.


Some Of The UK Waterways We Patrol...

Aberdare Canal
Aberdeenshire Canal
Aike Beck or Lockington Navigation
Aire & Calder Dewsbury Old Cut Section
Aire & Calder Main Line
Aire & Calder Navigation - Selby Section
Aire & Calder Navigation - Wakefield Section
Aire & Dun Canal project.
Aire and Calder Navigation and River Aire
Alford Canal project
Ancholme - Witham Canal project
Andover Canal
Andover Canal to Basingstoke Canal project
Anglesey Branch
Annandale Canal project
Anson Branch (BCN)
Arbroath - Forfar Canal project
Arun Navigation
Ashburton Canal Project
Ashby de la Zouch Canal
Ashton Canal
Ashton, Peak Forest and Macclesfield Canals
Aylesbury - Abingdon Canal project
Aylsham Navigation
Barnsley Canal
Basingstoke - Itchen Canal project
Basingstoke Canal
Bath & Bristol Canal project
Baybridge Canal
BCN Main Line
Beaulieu River
Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway
Bedford - Grand Junction Canal project
Bell Water Drain
Beverley Beck
Billericay Canal Project
Birmingham & Liverpool Junction Canal
Birmingham & Warwick Junction Canal
Birmingham and Fazeley Canal
Birmingham Canal Navigations
Bo'ness Canal
Bradford Canal
Braunton Canal and River Taw schemes
Brecknock & Abergavenny Canal
Bridgewater Canal
Bridgwater and Taunton Canal
Bristol & Taunton Canal
Bristol & Western Canal project
Bristol - Cirencester canal project
Bristol - Salisbury canal projects
Bristol - Thames Head Canal project
Bristol Junction Canal project
Brown's Canal
Bude Canal
Burry and Loughor Rivers
Burwell Lode
Bury & Sladen Canal project
Caistor Canal
Calder and Hebble Navigation
Caldon Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal
Caledonian Canal
Campbeltown Canal
Candle Dyke to Hickling Broad
Cann Quarry Canal
Cannock Extension Canal (BCN)
Car Dyke
Carlisle Canal
Cassington Cut
Castle Dyke
Cemlyn Canal
Central Junction Canal project
Central Union Canal project
Chard Canal
Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation
Chester Canal
Chesterfield Canal
Chichester Canal
Cinderford Canal
Cod Beck
Commercial Canal project
Coombe Hill Canal
Cottingham & Hull Canal project
Counter Wash Drain (Great Ouse)
Coventry Canal
Coventry Canal (Detached Portion)
Cowbridge Drain
Crinan Canal
Cromford Canal
Croydon Canal
Cumberland Canal Project
Cyfarthfa Canal
Dartford & Crayford Navigation
Daw End Branch Canal (BCN)
Dearne and Dove Canal
Derby Canal
Dick Brook
Digbeth Branch Canal
Dingwall Canal
Doctor's Canal
Donnington Wood Canal
Dorset & Somerset Canal
Douglas Navigation
Driffield Navigation
Droitwich Canal
Droitwich Junction Canal
Dudley Canal Line No 1
Dudley Canal Line No 2
Duke's Cut
Durham Canal project
Eardington Forges Canal
Earl of Ashburnham's Canal
East Fen Catchwater Drain
Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal
Ellesmere & Chester Canal
Ellesmere Canal
Emmet's Canal
End of Waterway Table
English & Bristol Channel canal schemes
English & Bristol Channels Junction Canal project
English & Bristol Channels Ship Canal
Erewash Canal
Exeter & Crediton Navigation
Exeter Ship Canal
Fletcher's Canal
Flint Coal Canal
Forth & Cart Canal
Forth & Clyde Canal
Forth & Clyde Canal - Glasgow Branch
Fossdyke Canal
Frith Bank Drain
Galton's Canal
General Warde's (Dafen) Canal
General Warde's (Yspitty) Canal
Glamorganshire Canal
Glan-Y-Wern Canal
Glasgow, Paisley & Johnstone Canal
Glastonbury Canal
Glenkens Canal
Gloucester & Sharpness Ship Canal
Gower Branch Canal (BCN)
Grand Junction - Old Stratford & Buckingham Branch
Grand Junction Canal
Grand Surrey Canal
Grand Surrey Dock, Canal & Junction Railway project
Grand Union Aylesbury Branch
Grand Union Canal
Grand Union Erewash Canal
Grand Union Leicester Section
Grand Union Main Line
Grand Union Market Harborough Branch
Grand Union Northampton Branch
Grand Union Paddington Branch
Grand Union Regents Canal
Grand Union Rickmansworth Branch
Grand Union Slough Branch
Grand Union Welford Branch
Grand Union Wendover Branch
Grand Western Canal
Grantham Canal
Greasbrough (Park Gate) Canal
Great Ouse Relief Channel
Grosvenor Canal
Gwauncaegurwen Canal
Hackney Canal
Haddiscoe (or New) Cut - Norfolk & Suffolk Broads
Hall Green Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal
Hants & Berks Junction Canal project
Hardley Dyke (River Yare)
Haslingden Canal
Helston Canal project
Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal
Hertford Union Canal (Grand Union)
High Peak Junction Canal project
Higher Avon Navigation
Hobhole Drain
Hopkin's Canal
Horncastle Canal
Howbridge Drain
Huddersfield Broad Canal
Huddersfield Narrow Canal
Hulme Lock Branch (Bridgewater Canal)
Invararnan Canal
Ipswich & Stowmarket Navigation
Isle of Dogs Canal
Ivelchester & Langport Navigation
Junction Drain
Kennet and Avon Canal
Kensington Canal
Kent & Sussex Junction Canal project
Ketley Canal
Keyingham Navigable Drains project
Kidwelly & Llanelly Canal
Kilbagie Canal
Kilgetty Canal
Knarsborough Canal Schemes
Kyme Eau - Sleaford Canal
Kymer's Canal
Lakenheath Lode (Great Ouse)
Lancaster - Morecambe Ship Canal project
Lancaster Canal
Lancaster Canal - Glasson Dock Branch
Langley Dyke (River Yare)
Lark - Orwell Canal project
Lechlade - Abingdon Canal project
Leeds & Liverpool - Leigh Branch
Leeds & Liverpool - Rufford Branch
Leeds & Liverpool - Springs Branch
Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Leek Branch - Trent and Mersey Canal
Leicester Navigation
Leicestershire & Northampton Union Canal
Leominster Canal
Leven Canal
Liskeard & Looe Union Canal
Little Ouse or Brandon River
Little Punchard Gill Boat Level
Liverpool Canal project
Llandeilo & Llandovery Canal projects
Llansamlet (Smith's) Canal
Llechryd Canal
London & Birmingham Junction Canal project
London & Cambridge Junction Canal
London & Southampton Ports Junction Canal project
London & Western Canal project
London - Portsmouth Canal project
London Canal Project
London to Portsmouth Ship Canal schemes
Loughborough Navigation
Louth Navigation
Lower Avon Navigation
Lush's Drain
Lydney Canal
Macclesfield Canal
Mackworth's Canal
Manchester & Dee Ship Canal project
Manchester & Salford Junction Canal
Manchester Ship Canal
Manchester Ship Canal - River Irwell Upper Reach
Manchester Ship Canal - Walton Lock Branch
Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal
Mardyke Canal
Market Weighton Canal
Martham Broad to West Somerton
Maud Foster Drain
Meadow Dyke to Waxham Bridge
Medlam Drain
Melton Mowbray Navigation
Mersey & Irwell Navigation
Middle Level - Bevill's Leam
Middle Level - Black Ham Drain
Middle Level - Forty Foot River
Middle Level - King's Dyke
Middle Level - New Dyke
Middle Level - Old River Nene
Middle Level - Popham's Eau
Middle Level - Ramsey High Lode
Middle Level - Sixteen Foot River
Middle Level - Twenty Foot River
Middle Level - Well Creek
Middle Level - Whittlesey Dyke
Middle Level Drain
Middle Level Navigation
Middlesbrough -  Redcar Ship Canal Project
Millwall Canal
Monkey Island - Isleworth canal project
Monkland Canal
Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal
Monmouthshire Canal
Montgomeryshire Canal
Morris's Canal
Muirkirk Canal
Mundon or White House Farm Canal
Neath and Tennant Canals
Neath Canal
Nent Force Level
Netherton Tunnel Branch Canal
New Bolingbroke Drain
Newcastle & Hexham Canal project
Newcastle - Carlisle - Maryport Canal schemes
Newcastle-under-Lyme Canal
Newcastle-under-Lyme Junction Canal
Newdigate Canals
Newham Drain
Newport Pagnell Canal
Norfolk and Suffolk Broads
North Eastern Junction Canal project
North Walsham and Dilham Canal
North Wilts Canal
Nottingham Canal
Nutbrook Canal
Oakham Canal
Old Bedford River
Old Grand Union Canal
Old Main Line (BCN)
Old River Lee
Old West River (Great Ouse)
Oulton Broad and Dyke
Oxford Canal
Oxford Canal (Northern Section)
Oxford Canal (Southern Section)
Padstow - Lostwithiel Scheme
Par Canal
Parnall's Canal
Parrott's Canal
Peak Forest Canal
Pembrey Canal
Pen-clawdd Canal
Pen-y-fan Canal
Penrhiwtyn Canal
Pensnett Canal
Perth Canal projects
Petworth Canal
Pidcock's Canal
Plas Kynaston Canal
Pocklington Canal
Polbrock Canal
Portsmouth & Arundel Canal
Portsmouth, Southampton & London Junction Canal
Preston Brook Branch (Bridgewater Canal)
Preston Ship Canal Schemes
Public Devonshire Canal Project
Reach Lode
Reading - Monkey Island Canal project
Red Jacket Canal
Retyn and East Wheal Rose scheme
Ribble Link
Ripon Canal
River Adur
River Aire
River Alde
River Ancholme
River Ant
River Arun
River Avon (Bristol)
River Avon (Hampshire)
River Avon (Warwick)
River Blyth
River Brede
River Brue
River Bure
River Cam
River Cart
River Chet
River Colne
River Crouch
River Dart
River Deben
River Dee
River Derwent
River Derwent (Derbyshire)
River Don
River Don (Upper Section)
River Foss
River Fowey
River Frome
River Gipping
River Glen
River Great Ouse
River Hamble
River Hull
River Humber
River Idle
River Isle and Westport Canal
River Itchen
River Ivel
River Lark (Great Ouse)
River Lee
River Lee - Bow Creek
River Lug
River Medway
River Mersey
River Nar
River Nene
River Nene Stanground Branch
River Orwell
River Ouse (Sussex)
River Ouse (Yorkshire)
River Parrett
River Ribble
River Roach
River Roding
River Rother (Eastern)
River Rother (Western)
River Salwarpe
River Severn
River Stort
River Stour (Kent)
River Stour (Suffolk)
River Stour (Worcestershire)
River Swale
River Tamar
River Tees
River Tern
River Thames London
River Thurne
River Tone
River Trent
River Tyne
River Ure
River Wansbeck
River Waveney
River Wear
River Weaver
River Weaver - Old Navigation Line
River Welland
River Wey
River Wharfe
River Wissey
River Witham Navigation
River Wye
River Yare
River Yeo
Rochdale Canal
Rockland Dyke and Rockland Broad
Romford Canal
Royal Military Canal
Rushall Canal (BCN)
Salford - Wigan Canal project
Salisbury & Southampton Canal
Sankey Brook Navigation
Scarborough and Whitby Canal schemes
Scarsdale & High Peak Canal project
Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation
Sheffield and South Yorkshire New Junction Canal
Sheffield Canal
Shrewsbury Canal
Shropshire Canal
Shropshire Union - Llangollen Canal
Shropshire Union - Middlewich Branch
Shropshire Union Canal
Shropshire Union Dee Branch
Shropshire Union Main Line
Shropshire Union Montgomery Canal
Shropshire Union Prees Branch
Sir John Glynne's Canal
Sir Nigel Gresley's Canal
Sleaford Navigation
Soho Branch Loop Line
Somerset Coal Canal
Speedwell Level
Spon Lane Locks Branch (BCN)
St Nicholas Bay Harbour & Caterbury Canal
St. Columb Canal
Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal
Stainforth & Keadby Canal
Stalham Dyke (River Ant)
Stevenston Canal
Stockton & Darlington Canal Project
Stonebridge Drain
Stort - Cam Canal projects
Stourbridge Canal
Stourbridge Canal - Stourbridge Branch
Stourbridge Canal - The Fens on Pensnett Chase Branch
Stourbridge Extension Canal
Stourbridge, Wolverhampton & Birmingham Junc'n Canal
Stover Canal
Stratford upon Avon Canal
Stratford upon Avon Canal - Kingswood Branch
Stretford and Leigh Branch (Bridgewater Canal)
Stroudwater Canal
Swaffham Lode
Swansea Canal
Tamar Manure Navigation
Tame Valley Canal
Taunton - Uphill Canal project
Tavistock Canal
Tees Canal schemes
Tennant Canal
Thames & Medway Canal
Thames and Severn Canal
Thorpe Village Loop (River Yare)
Titford Canal (BCN)
Torrington Canal
Tremadoc Canal
Trent and Mersey Canal
Trewyddfa Canal
Trowse Mills Branch (River Yare)
Ulverston Canal
Upper Avon
Vauxhall Canal
Walsall Branch Canal
Walsall Canal
Wandsworth - Croydon Canal project
Warwick & Birmingham Canal
Warwick & Napton Canal
Weald of Kent Canal project
Wednesbury Oak Loop Line
Wednesbury Old Canal (BCN)
Went Canal project
Wern Canal
West Fen Catchwater Drain
West Fen Drain
Western Union Canal project
Wey and Arun Junction Canal
Whaley Bridge Branch
Whitby Canal
Wicken Lode
Wilts and Berks Canal
Wimbledon & Wandsworth Canal project
Wisbech Canal
Witham Navigable Drains
Wombridge Canal
Woodeaves Canal
Worcester & Gloucester Union Canal project
Worcester and Birmingham Canal
Worsley Brook Navigation project
Wyrley and Essington Canal (BCN)


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Values And Principles Of A Leading Underwater Services Company


Our clients voice will be made heard throughout our company.We will focus all of our energy towards satisfying the needs of our customers in an efficient and effective manner.


Skilled Staff

Our highly skilled and experienced staff are our most valued asset. It is the work of our trained employees that is the hub of our business. We will involve staff on all levels in the continuous improvement of our quality services.


Health And Safety

The Health and Safety Policy of UK Diving Services is to undertake everything reasonably practicable to prevent injury and ill health to all employees and others affected by our operations.



We recognize that we all share this Earth and thus UK Diving Services is committed to using environmentally safe (green) products, recycling and energy conserving equipment whenever possible. UK Diving Services is fully committed to researching new procedures, chemicals and products that will add weight and move our environmental mission forward.


Equipment, Methods & Supplies

We will use the best available engineering, construction, cleaning and finishing supplies, equipment and methods. New products and ideas will be incorporated on a continuous basis to help maximize the value of the services to our clients.



 We promise to do what we say.

We promise stand by all of our work.

We promise not  to compromise our commitment to:

The environment

The ethical conduct of our business

The policies and rules our clients have in place at any work site.

UK Law

UK Diving Services Ltd







UKDS Credited With Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation Award

UK Diving Services have been credited with the CIHT safety award 2019 for implementation of safety systems and procedures during inspection diving operations on the Menai Strait Suspension Bridge. Congratulations Team!


Underwater Inspection Of Bridge Structures In Scotland

Our specialist diving services has recently provided numerous underwater surveys on several bridge structures within Scotland. The surveys included scour investigation and structural damage inspection of masonry stone and concrete bridge structures and culverts. Various structures exhibited undermining of the pier and abutment walls and recommendations for urgent repair remedial works including grouting and grout bags as well as rock armour rip rap placement.

Our Underwater Surveyors Survey A Nine Arch Masonry Bridge Structure With 3D Sonar

Our dive service supported by 3D sonar as pictured below is an advanced sonar imagery system allowing engineers to use an accurate working model in CAD as a point cloud .xyz file. The acoustic sonar produces high resolution images where underwater voids, undermining, scour and structural section loss can be identified in zero visibility water conditions

Scour Protection As Part Of Bridge Repair Programme

Our dive service recently provided a full principle inspection of a seven span masonry stone arch bridge. The report concluded scour present and immediate remedial works were undertaken by placing of scour pack grout filled bags and raising the river bed with granite rock armour scour protection.



Northamptonshire Council Engage Our Diving Services For Principle Bridge Inspections

Our inspection diving teams have been engaged by Northamptonshire council for the purpose of surveying several multi-arch stone bridge structures. The scope of works includes both GI and PI inspections including the placing of scour protection and pointing as part of the specified remedial works.

Diving Surveyors Provide Dive Surveys On Bridge And Marine Structures Nationwide

Our dive teams have recently undertaken numerous underwater video and sonar surveys on structures across the UK on behalf of Transport Scotland and the MOD. The structures varied from Bridges, Jetties, docks, moorings and river walls.

UKDS Contracted To Atkins On Behalf Of Severn Trent Water

UK Diving Services have been commissioned by ATKINS to undertake numerous bridge inspections and sonar surveys on behalf of Severn Trent Water. The inspections include a variety of structures and bridges spanning small stream like waterways to large muti-span structures spanning 30 meter deep reservoirs. The works include diving and confined space access to flooded bearing chambers as part of principle inspections of both the submerged and exposed components of the bridge structures

UK Diving Services Deliver Principle Bridge Inspections For Angus Council

Once again Angus council have contracted UK Diving Services as their primary choice to undertake their culvert and bridge inspections. The surveys included multiple small stone arched bridges to box culvert structures. Full HSE dive teams were utilised to inspect the below water elements of each structure as per scope of works

Thames Safety Boat Services By UK Diving Services

UKDS are providing safety boat hire services on the tidal river Thames. Our safety boats are licensed under the PLA and offer rapid rescue support to contractors working over, on or near the water. All our crews are experienced skippers with backgrounds from the military and emergency services.

UKDS Now Provide Hovercraft Rescue Safety And Access Services

Our hovercraft are commercial spec and covered under the hovercraft code of practice. We offer hovercraft hire and rental services to companies and contractors seeking to charter safe alternatives to conventional work vessels.

Our hovercraft provide rapid support to work crews and operatives working in areas where tidal water levels drop and pose a risk due to soft mud or sudden flooding. We can also provide support on fast flowing rivers where conventional safety boats cannot operate.

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