Happy Christmas from everyone at PTSG

On behalf of the whole team here at Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG), we would like to wish our customers and stakeholders and our FM and construction industry partners a very happy Christmas and a healthy, successful and prosperous New Year.

Thank you for your fantastic support over the last 12 months – a year in which we celebrated our 10th anniversary and acquired a leading fire safety and sprinkler business. We look forward to working with you all again in 2018!

If you need anything over the festive break, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – our contact details can be found by clicking here.

PTSG going back to university after winning Westminster contract

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been awarded a contract to provide maintenance of lifting equipment at the University of Westminster in London.

PTSG’s Access and Safety division has been contracted to carry out maintenance works to lifting equipment at the institution’s Marylebone Campus, ensuring the safety of students, staff and visitors.

The University of Westminster was founded as the Royal Polytechnic Institution in 1838 as the first polytechnic in the UK. It was awarded university status in 1992 and now counts 22,000 students across its four campuses.

PTSG has carried out maintenance work at many universities across the UK, including prestigious establishments in Oxford and St Andrews. The company was recently awarded contracts by the University of Strathclyde and Staffordshire University.

PTSG building links with one of London’s tallest residential towers

Premier Technical Services Group PLC’s (PTSG) Access and Safety team has been awarded a contract to deliver maintenance work on one of London’s tallest privately owned residential towers.

The Group’s skilled engineers will carry out maintenance work to access equipment at Aragon Tower, in the Pepys Estate in Deptford, south-east London, to keep residents and building-users safe.

The tower is 92 metres tall, comprising 29 floors and containing 158 residential apartments. Its design has resulted in a string of industry awards. The Pepys Estate is situated on the banks of the River Thames.

The PTSG team has built a strong reputation for delivering high-level works at a string of residential buildings across the UK, and has achieved a plethora of awards for its outstanding approach to safety. The company has achieved five consecutive RoSPA Awards and six consecutive International Safety Awards from the British Safety Council. It also holds more than 120 industry accreditations and a RoSPA Gold Medal award for safety.

PTSG talking shop after securing Castle Quay contract

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has won a contract to provide essential maintenance works at Castle Quay Shopping Centre in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

The company’s Access and Safety division will carry out maintenance work to the shopping centre’s access equipment, to ensure the safety of shoppers and staff at the centre.

The popular Castle Quay Shopping Centre was opened in 1974 and now houses more than a hundred stores.

PTSG is the largest provider of cradle maintenance services for permanently installed suspended access equipment in the UK, delivering maintenance, inspection, testing and repair services for building maintenance units, gantry systems, cradle systems, monorail systems and lifting equipment and more. The Group was recently shortlisted in the Access & Scaffolding specialist of the Year category at Construction News Specialist Awards 2018, which celebrate the outstanding achievements of the very best specialist contractors in the UK.

PTSG’s maintains course with Stansted Airport work

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has secured a contract to continue the delivery of maintenance works to access equipment at London Stansted Airport.

The 12-month contract will see skilled workers from the company’s Access and Safety division carry out works that are essential to ensure the airport remains safe for the 17 million passengers who pass through each year.

Stansted is the UK’s fourth-busiest airport and the largest base for airline Ryanair and main airport for many of Europe’s major low-cost carriers. It is owned and operated by Manchester Airport Group (MAG).

PTSG has developed a strong reputation for delivering specialist works under the difficult conditions associated with airports and other sites at which large numbers of people can be expected at any time. The Group’s Access and Safety division delivers similar works at Heathrow Airport, which is the busiest in Europe.

PTSG renews deal with Piramal Healthcare UK

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has renewed its lightning protection testing and inspection contract with pharmaceutical manufacturer Piramal Healthcare UK.

Piramal Healthcare UK offers development and commercial scale manufacturing services in active pharmaceutical ingredients and formulations, supplying its products to markets including the US, Europe and Japan. Based in Morpeth, Piramal has manufacturing sites in Huddersfield, Billingham and Grangemouth. The company is a subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises Limited.

PTSG’s Electrical Services division will provide maintenance on vital lightning protection systems at the company’s UK headquarters for the next five years. The group’s qualified lightning protection engineers will work to test the safety and compliance of the site’s system, quoting for any repairs or remedials required.

With more than two centuries of collective experience in designing, supplying and installing lightning protection and earthing systems, PTSG possesses a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise in the field. In 2016, following many years of successful collaborations in the healthcare sector, PTSG was shortlisted in the ‘Partners in FM – Healthcare Facilities’ category of the prestigious PFM Awards.

PTSG extends lightning protection contract at Queen Alexandra Hospital

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has secured a contract for the inspection of lightning protection systems at Portsmouth’s Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Queens Alexandra Hospital, which is run by Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, is a vital resource for residents as the only hospital serving the city of Portsmouth and surrounding area in Hampshire. Its emergency department is one of the busiest in the UK, treating more than 132,000 patients each year, while maternity services are responsible for the delivery of about 6,300 babies per year, making it one of the largest on the south coast.

PTSG’s Electrical Services division will continue to carry out lightning protection testing and inspection at the hospital for another year. The lightning protection systems are crucial for the protection of patients, staff and visitors in the event of a thunderstorm.

PTSG is the UK market leader for lightning protection and earthing systems. The company is a member of The Association of Technical and Lightning Specialists (ATLAS).

PTSG Fire Solutions supports building regulations interim review

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) says it has teams on standby across the UK to carry out building improvements after an interim review prompted by the Grenfell Tower disaster raised concerns about current regulations.

Dame Judith Hackitt, who is leading the review, urged an end to the culture of “doing things cheaply” when building and refurbishing high-rises.
The report highlights a range of fire protection measures, including sprinkler systems and smoke ventilation, that could be added or amended in existing buildings. It calls for the retrofitting of such safety features, warning “it is not sufficient” for regulations only to require up-to-date technology in new buildings.
It also urges the improvement of testing, marketing and quality assurance of products used in construction, alongside a raft of other changes including better enforcement of regulations.
PTSG’s Chief Executive, Paul Teasdale, said: “At PTSG, we have forged our strong reputation by understanding the importance of putting safety first in whatever activities we carry out. We work on a huge range of buildings, with much of our work taking place at height or in hazardous environments, and therefore must always maintain a rigorous approach to health and safety in all our activities.”

PTSG’s comprehensive fire solutions provision comprises of the installation and maintenance of wet risers, dry risers and sprinkler systems, emergency lightning and fire extinguisher services.

Paul added: “We have teams at the ready to conduct maintenance or remedial works for organisations such as FM companies and local authorities across the UK. We offer consultancy, design and installation support which helps keep residents and building users as safe as possible, and deliver works to the highest possible quality.”

A final report into fire safety regulations in buildings is expected in spring next year.

PTSG to inspect lightning protection systems at Royal Stoke University Hospital

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has secured a contract for the inspection and maintenance of lightning protection systems at Royal Stoke University Hospital.

One of the largest hospitals in the country, Royal Stoke University Hospital employs more than 6,000 people. It is run by the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust.

As part of the contract, engineers from PTSG’s Electrical Services Division will provide inspections and maintenance of lightning protection systems at the hospital to ensure they comply with safety standards.

The company has built up an excellent reputation for its work in the health sector. It has previously provided niche specialist services for a number of hospitals including Lincoln Hospital, the University Hospital of Wales and Darlington Memorial Hospital.

With more than two decades of experience in the design, installation and testing of lightning protection and earthing systems, PTSG Electrical Services is the UK market leader and member of the Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists (ATLAS). The company works not only in the UK but has expanded into international markets, completing several projects in Scandinavia and the Middle East.

PTSG’s contract with Manchester Airport takes off again

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has renewed a prestigious contract to carry out lightning protection testing and inspections at Manchester Airport.

With 23 million passengers travelling to some 225 global destinations, the airport is the UK’s third-busiest. It currently has three passenger terminals and a cargo terminal but will soon undergo a £1 billion development project, which is expected to double passenger numbers by 2050.

PTSG’s Electrical Services division will provide inspections and maintenance to vital lightning protection systems at the airport for another year.

PTSG’s Electrical Services division has previously carried out lightning protection installations at Doha International Airport in Qatar. The wider group has also provided other niche specialist services at prestigious airports in the UK, including fall arrest installation and maintenance at Heathrow and Aberdeen International.