PTSG’s dry riser divisions achieve industry-first accreditations

Premier Technical Services Group PLC’s (PTSG) Electrical Services division has been accredited with three British Standards following a comprehensive review of its management systems within its UK Dry Riser businesses.

An external auditor attended PTSG’s UK Dry Risers Ltd and UK Dry Risers Maintenance sites to review the business’ quality management systems and work planning processes. Following the audits, the organisations’ working practices were found to be fully effective with no nonconformities identified.

UK Dry Risers Ltd and UK Dry Risers Maintenance have both received ISO 9001 & 14001, and OHSAS 18001, making them the first independent dry riser service providers to achieve these accreditations in the UK. IS0 9001 and 14001 are the British Standards for quality and environmental management systems, while OHSAS 18001 is the British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems.

Paul Teasdale, PTSG’s CEO, said: “We are very proud to have been accredited to these three standards, and to have become the first business of our kind to do so. We take our quality control processes very seriously and strive for continuous improvement in our approach to both quality management and health and safety. These certifications are the result of the hard work our people put it into ensuring we work to the highest safety and compliance standards.”

PTSG acquired UK Dry Risers Ltd and UK Dry Risers Maintenance Ltd in July 2016. Both businesses have become part of the Group’s Electrical Services division, offering specialist qualified dry and wet riser installation and maintenance services nationwide to buildings of all sizes in a range of sectors.

PTSG enjoys the view from Verde SW1’s park in the sky

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has provided a total access solution to Verde SW1, a state-of-the-art office redevelopment in London’s West End.

PTSG’s group specialist installation division Integral Cradles provided four new building maintenance units (BMUs) and eight safety lines with a combined length of 377m, which also incorporated abseil points from its posts.

On the inside of the building, the team provided seven internal monorails complete with a modular cradle that was specifically designed and built to fit in the goods lift, so it could be stored away from the atrium reception.

Verde SW1 is a next-generation property which includes a dramatic triple height reception, and six roof gardens creating a ‘park in the sky’, with stunning views across London.

Key to the success of winning this contract was the team’s proven history of working with the developer’s senior staff on other iconic projects such as 30 St Mary’s Axe and Heron Tower. Integral Cradles is an industry leader in developing innovative access solutions, and its engineers have worked on a host of iconic buildings in the capital.

PTSG keeps National Railway Museum on track with electrical testing works

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has completed a fixed-wire testing project at the National Railway Museum in York.

The work was undertaken in a 6-week programme which consisted of the fixed-wire safety testing of the Museum’s entire electrical installation system, together with providing schematic diagrams relating to the design of the equipment.

The National Railway Museum in York displays a collection of over 100 locomotives and nearly 300 other items of rolling stock, almost all of which either ran on British Railways or were built in Great Britain. It is the largest museum of its type in the UK and was established in 1975 on its present site, the former York North locomotive depot.

PTSG is a market leader in fixed-wire testing services, with fully qualified electricians performing safety testing to the latest industry regulations at sites across the UK. The Group’s electrical services division also carries out portable appliance testing, lightning protection installation, testing and maintenance and steeplejack services, performing all works to the highest health and safety standards.

PTSG to provide lightning protection systems at Clapham Park residential scheme

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) will install lightning protection systems at three new sites in Clapham, as part of a residential scheme for Metropolitan Housing Association.

Engineers from PTSG’s Electrical Services division will design and install lightning protection systems at three sites adjacent to Kings Avenue, Clarence Crescent, Helby Road and Headlam Road, in London’s SW4 postcode.

The project is part of a regeneration scheme at Clapham Park, which will also include a nursery, park, mechanical and electrical services, car and cycle parking and all external and landscaping works.

The division will be working on a number of high-profile projects in London in the coming months. It recently received confirmation of a contract to work at the LSQ development in Leicester Square, and a large-scale redevelopment project at Chrisp Street Market.

PTSG to carry out home improvements at 255 Ealing Road

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been awarded a contract to provide a lighting protection system at a new residential-led scheme at 255 Ealing Road in Brent, North London.

The development, known as “Marvelfairs”, will consist of a building complex of up to nine storeys, which will contain 125 new homes for the Metropolitan Housing Association. The project, which includes community units, will be built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 and BREEAM excellent for the community buildings.

The company’s Electrical Services division will be installing a lightning protection system, fitted in accordance with the current BSEN 62305 standard. Much of the work will take place at height and will require engineers to adopt safe access methods of working to complete the installation.

Metropolitan, a member of the G15 London housing association group, plans to build around 3,300 new affordable homes in the next five years, investing £730m.

PTSG has developed strong partnerships with many UK housing associations, providing a range of niche specialist services to enable the safe and efficient operations of affordable housing. In addition to lightning protection services, PTSG provides wet and dry riser and fire hydrant testing, fall arrest testing and planned preventative maintenance for associations such as Great Places Housing, Genesis Housing and Stockport Homes to name a few.

Metro Bank in safe hands with PTSG

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has secured further works with Metro Bank, following recent lightning protection installations at sites across London.

PTSG will be attending Metro Bank sites in Basingstoke, Ilford and Luton to install new lightning protection systems, in line with current safety and compliance requirements.

PTSG’s Electrical Services division previously completed installations of lightning protection systems at Aylesbury, Hayes and Newbury, and more recently, the group’s experienced engineers worked on sites at Basingstoke, Chelmsford, Wimbledon and Maidstone.

Metro Bank is a retail bank which was launched in 2010 as the first new high street bank in the United Kingdom in over 150 years, and currently has over 40 branches open across the South East.

PTSG has developed a reputation as a leading supplier of niche specialist services to several banking groups in the UK and Ireland. The group’s Electrical Services division currently provides portable appliance (PAT) testing for the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), and its Access and Safety division delivers maintenance works to access equipment for the Bank of Ireland, HSBC and RBS.

PTSG’s bright sparks on campus at Wivenhoe Park

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been awarded a contract to provide a new lightning protection system at the University of Essex’s Wivenhoe Park campus.

Engineers from the company’s Electrical Services division will install a lightning protection system at the campus’s sports hall, to be fitted in line with BSEN 62305 standards. PTSG’s specialist team will also carry out annual testing, inspections and maintenance of systems at 35 existing structures at the campus.

Wivenhoe Park, on the outskirts of Colchester in Essex, is a tranquil 200-acre site, home to the University of Essex’s Colchester Campus and a wide range of plants and wildlife, including some extraordinary and historic trees.

With more than two decades of experience in the design, installation and testing of lightning protection and earthing systems, PTSG’s Electrical Services division is the UK market leader and a member of the Association of Technical & Access Specialists (ATLAS). The division also provides a range of other electrical services, including fixed-wire and PAT testing, wet and dry riser services and steeplejack services

PTSG to install dry riser systems at state-of-the-art military rehab centre

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has secured a contract to install dry riser systems at the new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) in Stanford-on-Soar, near Loughborough.

PTSG’s Electrical Services division will deploy engineers to the site to install 21 new dry riser systems to help protect the building in the event of a fire.

The DNRC is a clinical rehabilitation centre for the armed forces, veterans and civilians, which is currently being constructed on the Stanford Hall Estate in the Midlands. Set in 358 acres of parkland, the centre will take three years to be built and opened.

The £300 million centre will house some of the nation’s most technologically advanced facilities, including an integrated treatment zone with gyms and pools, and will offer interventions ranging from physiotherapy and prosthetic limbs to specialist areas for mental health.

There will also be a gait laboratory to help patients walk again, outdoor trails, sports pitches and running tracks, while the hall will house training, education and administration facilities.

PTSG is the leading specialist installer of wet and dry riser systems in the UK. Since acquiring UK Dry Risers Maintenance Ltd, the group is now able to offer a full package of maintenance services as well as installations.

PTSG performs high-level repairs at County Hall Apartments

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has successfully completed works at a luxury residential development in Lambeth, London.

Engineers from PTSG’s Electrical Services Division attended the County Hall Apartments to carry out major lightning protection repairs on the roof of the apartments. The works were awarded after it had been identified that the majority of the lightning protection earth connection points, located within the roof, had failed due to corrosion.

PTSG’s operatives were tasked with replacing 20 connections within the fabric of the roof whilst minimising disruption and inconvenience for the tenants of these prestigious properties. The roof of the apartments has very little edge protection and therefore required PTSG’s specialist team to take additional safety precautions to ensure they were attached to the building at all times by a full body harness and restraint lines.

County Hall Apartments is a development of 605 luxury flats in the heart of central London, located close to the Thames and London Eye. The buildings forming the North and South blocks were originally built in York Road as offices for London County Council between 1936 and 1939.

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

PTSG renews contract to deliver NHS works

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has renewed a contract to provide lightning protection maintenance services for NHS sites nationwide.

The existing agreement was successfully delivered to an outstanding standard throughout 2016, and PTSG’s Electrical Services division will once again provide operatives to work at over 400 NHS sites. Much of the work will be carried out at high level, utilising rope access techniques to safely complete maintenance of the existing lightning protection systems.

PTSG is a leading supplier of niche specialist services in the healthcare sector, having performed a wide range of projects at healthcare facilities and hospitals across the country. In 2015, PTSG was recognised for its excellence in the healthcare sector, when it was shortlisted, in partnership with Engie (then named Cofely), in the ‘Partners in FM – Healthcare Facilities’ category of the PFM Awards.