PTSG supports Mitie Charity Ball with donation

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has pledged support to the annual Mitie Charity Ball, an event which aims to raise funds for various good causes.

The event is taking place on May 13th at the Gailes Hotel in Troon, and this year will be held on behalf of two cancer support charities: Beatson and CLIC Sargent. Money will be raised at the event through a grand prize draw and auction. Since it was launched four years ago, the event has raised more than £50,000 for various charities.

PTSG has donated a new 32GB Apple iPad for the event’s grand prize draw. The company has supported the ball for several years and is proud to help raise money for two fantastic charities.

Beatson Cancer Charity is an organisation that is committed to securing significant funding to support and enhance the treatment, care and wellbeing of current, former and future cancer patients and their families. CLIC Sargent provides vital emotional, practical and financial support to young cancer patients and families during and after treatment.

Paul Teasdale, Chief Executive at PTSG, said: “PTSG recognises the importance of giving back to the communities it works in and the team is always keen to get involved in fundraising events for worthy causes. We’re very pleased to once again be supporting the Mitie Charity Ball which is an event in support of some wonderful charities. In the past, the ball has raised thousands of pounds and we hope that this year will once again be a resounding success.”

PTSG features in April’s PFM Magazine

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been featured in the cover story of April’s edition of PFM Magazine, which focuses on the company’s leading approach to health, safety and the environment.

The feature is a double-page spread which discusses various aspects of PTSG’s award winning safety approach, and includes some of its high-level projects and involvement in the development of the new Fall Protection British Standard BS8610.

PTSG is an industry leader for high-quality health and safety-focused policies and procedures. The company has created a culture and framework for continual improvement, based on the plan-do-check-act model, and encompasses site inspection, performance measurement and the monitoring of the group’s safe performance targets. This has led to a multitude of awards including six consecutive RoSPA Gold Achievement awards (2012-2017) and six consecutive British Safety Council International safety awards (2012-2017). PTSG is one of only a small handful of companies in the UK to have been awarded a Gold Medal by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents for its innovative and considerable approach to managing safety.

The magazine also includes an article on PTSG’s success at the 2017 Yorkshire Business Masters Awards at the end of March, when it was named the Fast Growth Business of the Year.

This is the third time in 2017 PTSG has been featured in PFM Magazine, following a cover story on the group’s High-Level Cleaning division in February, and a feature on its partnership with Marks & Spencer in March.

To view both articles in April’s PFM Magazine, click here.

PTSG goes sky-high for O-I

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG)’s Steeplejack team has carried out repairs to a huge chimney structure for O-I Manufacturing (O-I), the world’s leading glass container manufacturer.

Steeplejack engineers from PTSG attended the structure at O-I’s Alloa-based bottle manufacturing site to restore it to its existing profile and allow for safe use. The structure consists of a 100-metre concrete chimney, which had developed lamination to such a degree that the stack had become unsafe and could potentially cause site destruction or personal injury to site personnel.

PTSG’s steeplejack engineers attended to make the structure safe and carry out repairs to the external windshield. Steeplejack and rope access techniques were used to scale this challenging structure, which provided a safe and economical alternative to scaffolding.

O-I has more than a century of experience in crafting glass packaging for many of the world’s best-known food and beverage brands. The company provides high-quality glass packing for a range of products, including beer, wine, spirits, food, non-alcoholic beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

PTSG’s expert steeplejack team provides inspection surveys, maintenance, demolition, dismantling and other services to a range of high structures such as church steeples and industrial chimney stacks as well as commercial and industrial buildings. The group is committed to the highest standards of health and safety in all aspects of working at height, and was recently awarded the Gold Medal from RoSPA in recognition of its achievements.

PTSG keeps roofing contractor covered with new lightning protection installation

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has completed the installation of early streamer emission (ESE) lightning protection systems for leading roofing services business Avonside Group.

Avonside Group is Britain’s largest roofing contractor, offering full UK coverage via a 29-strong branch network. It has the largest labour resource in the industry, with over 1,200 fully qualified operatives, and every year it completes over 15,000 projects.

PTSG’s electrical services division provided a team of specialist lightning protection engineers to install two DAT Controller Plus range ESE air terminal systems at Avonside Group’s site in Chesterfield. ESE devices are becoming popular alternatives for, and adjuncts to, conventional lightning protection systems due to their ability to be integrated seamlessly and discreetly into building structures.

PTSG is a market leader in the design, install and testing of lightning protection and earthing systems, and recently strengthened its service offering with the acquisition of Nimbus Lightning Protection Ltd, based in Nottingham.

PTSG is the perfect match for BGL Group

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has completed the installation of early streamer emission (ESE) lightning protection devices at sites for financial services provider BGL Group.

BGL Group operates in the UK and France and is organised into two divisions: Price Comparison and Insurance Distribution and Outsourcing (IDO). It has developed and launched several well-known brands, including comparethemarket.com, BeagleStreet.com and French insurance comparison site LesFurets.com.

Engineers from PTSG’s electrical services division attended BGL’s offices in Peterborough and the North-East to install a total of five ESE devices. ESE devices are powered by storing energy from the naturally occurring ambient electrical field, which builds up considerably when a storm approaches. Just before a lightning strike occurs the stored energy is released in the form of an ionization at the tip of the air terminal. Should a lightning strike occur it would be attracted to the streamer provided by the device and would then be conducted safely to earth by the down conductors.

As well as lightning protection installation and maintenance, PTSG’s electrical services division also offers a variety of other niche specialist services, including PAT, fixed wire and emergency lighting testing, wet and dry riser installation and maintenance, and fire alarm testing and maintenance.

PTSG Installs dry risers at The Old Gasworks in Sutton

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has installed new dry riser systems at The Old Gasworks development in Sutton.

The development project was built on the site of old gas holders in Sutton town centre. The site will consist of a Sainsbury’s supermarket, a public square comprising trees and water features, plus 186 houses in several blocks, including an 11-storey tower.

Engineers from PTSG’s Electrical Services division supplied, installed and commissioned new dry riser systems to four of the development’s tallest residential buildings. The systems were fitted to the current installation standard (BS9990 2015), and will help protect the buildings in the event of a fire hazard.

PTSG is the leading specialist installer of wet and dry riser systems in the UK. Fire services engineers from PTSG’s Electrical Services division provide specialist qualified dry and wet riser installation and maintenance services nationwide to buildings of all sizes in a range of sectors.

PTSG is a safety champion with Gold Medal award from RoSPA

Premier Technical Services Group PLC, the UK’s leading provider of niche specialist services, has been recognised at the highest level for its outstanding commitment to safety with the award of a Gold Medal at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017.

The Gold Medal is presented to companies achieving five or more consecutive annual gold awards through the prestigious annual initiative by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

To be successful in the scheme, entrants’ overarching health and safety systems are judged, with best practice in areas such as leadership, learning and workforce involvement considered.

PTSG has been a gold winner at the RoSPA awards for the last five consecutive years (2013-2017), and has won a plethora of other awards including six consecutive International Safety Awards from the British Safety Council. The company also holds more than 120 industry accreditations.

PTSG’s specialist service offering includes façade access and fall arrest equipment services, lightning protection services, emergency lighting testing and portable appliance testing. The company also specialises in steeple jack services and high level cleaning, using rope access, abseil techniques, ladders and mobile elevated work platform methods.

Terry Wilcock, PTSG’s Health, Safety and Environment Director, said: “Much of what we do in our daily work is considered high-risk, with works taking place at heights or in hazardous environments, and therefore an extremely rigorous approach to health and safety is required.

“Our commitment to health and safety best practice has led to the development of our dedicated training solutions division, which offers tailored training and development courses for people and organisations working at height.

“All of our people are trained to the highest safety standards and follow safe systems of working using the correct equipment for the job. We continually monitor our safe performance targets to seek continuous improvement.”

Paul Teasdale, CEO of PTSG, says the company has put health and safety at the forefront of its business since day one in order to secure its reputation as an industry leader: “At PTSG, safety is always our primary concern. Before we carry out any work, we must ensure what we do is safe for our people, our clients and the general public.

“To be the number one niche specialist service provider in the sectors in which we operate, we must always take our approach to workplace health and safety very seriously. Since we were formed, we have always strived to implement best practice in our workplace health and safety. We are the only company of our kind to employ a full-time Health, Safety and Environment team.

“I am delighted that we have been awarded a Gold Medal by RoSPA; it is testament to all the hard work our people put in day in day out and I’d like to thank them all for their commitment to and focus on safety. We will continue to work to the highest health and safety standards possible and live by our philosophy and commitment that: ‘If something can’t be done safely, we won’t do it.’”

PTSG will be presented with the award during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. The award has been achieved during a special year for family-safety, as RoSPA celebrates its centenary.

PTSG celebrated its 10th anniversary in February 2017 and a month later, being listed on the London Stock Exchange, the company announced strong trading results for its year-ended 2016.

PTSG’s access teams head to the top of London’s tallest residential tower

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been awarded a service contract at the Pan Peninsula towers on the Isle of Dogs in London.

Pan Peninsula is a residential complex incorporating 762 luxury apartments in two high-rise towers of 40 and 50 storeys, the taller of which is the capital’s tallest residential building. It houses facilities including a deluxe cinema, a health and fitness centre and a penthouse-level cocktail bar. The tops of the two towers have been designed to resemble lanterns, providing strong LED lighting features that are very visible on the skyline and gradually change colour.

The Group’s Access and Safety division will provide a team of cradle maintenance engineers to perform yearly inspections on the building’s cradle overspeed devices and to service and repair the cradles where necessary.

PTSG is recognised as the largest provider of cradle maintenance services for permanently installed suspended access equipment in the UK. It provides maintenance, inspection, testing and repair services for all types of equipment including building maintenance units, gantry systems, cradle systems, monorail systems and lifting equipment.

PTSG to provide lightning protection system for new hotel and cinema in Leicester Square

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been awarded a contract to provide lightning protection services at a new hotel and cinema complex in the heart of London’s West End.

The LSQ development, which is being managed by Edwardian Hotels London, will be comprised of a 350-bed hotel and adjoining cinema in Leicester Square. The LSQ Hotel will have eight storeys above ground, complete with bars and restaurants. Below ground, there will be two Odeon cinemas, a banqueting suite and leisure facilities.

PTSG’s electrical services division will provide a specialist team of engineers to fit a bespoke lightning protection system to the development, fitted to the current BSEN 62305 standard, to protect future visitors and staff from potential strikes.

The new building is designed to complement existing properties in the area and will host major film premieres in future. It is expected to be open for use in 2019.

PTSG will be installing lighting protection systems to several high-profile buildings in London throughout 2017. The group recently secured contracts to provide installations at the Victoria Palace Theatre and the Queen’s Club in West Kensington and continues to build on its reputation for providing practical yet aesthetically pleasing lightning protection solutions in the capital.