Elevating platform problem solved

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has received an order to carry out an essential investigation into equipment for retail giant Marks & Spencer.

PTSG engineers will attend the M&S store in the Metro Centre, Gateshead to solve problems with an aerial work platform lift.

The team will investigate a JLG Scissor Lift which is used for indoor maintenance and outdoor construction tasks.
The platform lifts tools and people to enable work at height.

Following continued successful, PTSG now delivers a wide range of services to M&S, including cradle maintenance, fall arrest and lightning protection across more than 400 stores nationwide.

Keeping the Department for Transport estate moving

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is delivering electrical servicing across the UK for the Department for Transport (DfT).

The contract sees engineers from PTSG’s Electrical Services division carrying out work at the broad range of DfT buildings and facilities, which comprises everything from lighthouses to driving test centres. PTSG’s experts are conducting fixed wire testing and Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) at the DfT’s buildings up and down the country.

Fixed Wire testing (also known as periodic testing) protects buildings and employees from the two main electrical risks – fire and electrical shock.

PTSG Electrical Services is a leading expert in risk assessment and Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) – specialised processes that ensure that electrical appliances comply fully with UK legislation and where necessary, are tested and certified.

Towering test in Manchester

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG)’s expertise will be called on by construction company BAM at Manchester’s world class statement building No 1 Spinningfields.

PTSG will provide engineers to work alongside team Allianz, the engineering insurance provider to test and certify the prestigious site’s building maintenance units (BMUs), which are used to assist in the maintenance of the towering structure.

The team will carry out a full load test and assist Allianz with a statutory LOLER examination of two BMUs.

No 1 Spinningfields is a highlight of the Manchester skyline and comprises a podium that dramatically cantilevers over Quay Street and Byrom Street, with a smaller cantilever over the Hardman Square entrance. Built at a cost of £73m the building is based on the site of the former Quay House, Quay Street, Manchester.

PTSG’s Access and Safety team has vast experience working at the site, having previously attended to install the two large telescopic machines on the building.

Ensuring safety for the DwP

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is delivering a five-year contract across the UK for the Department for Work and Pensions (DwP).

All four divisions of PTSG are working on the contract covering the safety of buildings in the DwP’s estate. Specialist engineers from the Group’s Access and Safety, Electrical Services, Building Access Specialists and Fire Solutions divisions are ensuring building and electrical safety and that operatives at the buildings can work safely. The contract is being delivered on behalf of FM service provider Interserve.

The DwP estate comprises more than 700 buildings throughout the UK. PTSG’s work over the five-year contract will ensure that the DwP can provide safe, effective, compliant and accessible spaces across its estate for their employees and customers.

Interserve PLC was awarded a five-year facilities management contract by the DwP in October 2017. The deal provides mechanical, electrical and building maintenance.

PTSG’s divisions deliver consistently high-quality products and services to specialist markets that can be safely relied on at all times.

Working nationwide for Nationwide

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) continues to deliver work across the country that ensures the high standard of safety at the premises of Nationwide Building Society.

PTSG carries out essential maintenance and systems testing at dozens of sites for the Nationwide to protect those that work on site and to allow operatives to work safely at height. This work includes the replacement of handrails, the testing of fall arrest systems and the inspection, testing and replacement of ladders, staircases and other access equipment.

PTSG recently attending three branches of the Nationwide to test flat roofs at premises, in Morden, Newbury and Paisley.

The Nationwide is Britain’s biggest building society and continues to invest in its branch network and bricks and mortar operation despite other banks closing high street locations.

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is the UK’s leading provider of fall arrest equipment services. The company offers maintenance, inspection and testing solutions for safety at height as well as the design and installation of permanently installed façade access equipment and fall arrest equipment. It also provides clients with helpdesk access, 24 hour call out as well as quality and environmental accreditations.

Powering up for utility providers

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been awarded a contract to deliver essential maintenance work at the headquarters of energy supplier Scottish Power.

PTSG’S Access & Safety division carried out a survey of cradle equipment that allows operatives to work at height on site at Scottish Power’s Glasgow HQ, prior to maintenance and testing of the cradle.

PTSG is the UK’s leading provider of niche specialist services to the facilities management industry.

The Group’s services are consistently relied on by utility companies and FM clients due to a business philosophy of delivering well and delivering safely.

The relentless pursuit of excellence in workplace health and safety has also seen PTSG receive seven consecutive International Safety Awards from the British Council.

Safety on top at ITV Towers

Engineers from Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) will attend ITV’s television production base in London to test safety equipment, as part of a recently awarded contract.

The London Television Centre is based on the South Bank of the capital city and is a 24-storey tower block constructed in the 1970s. Located next to The IBM Building and the Royal National Theatre, the facility is more commonly called the London Studios or ITV Towers.

PTSG’s Access and Safety team will test track used for maintenance equipment at the site on the north and west sides of ITV Towers. The testing will take place up to a load of one ton.

ITV is redeveloping the site and will demolish London Television Centre and replace it with two towers of 31 and 14 storeys on the same site.

PTSG Access and Safety works on a variety of tall buildings in the capital and has also provided access maintenance at the former BBC Television Centre which closed in 2013.

Electrical services for the Ministry of Justice

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is carrying out electrical servicing at Ministry of Justice (MoJ) sites across the country.

 PTSG’s Electrical Services division has been contracted to deliver fixed wire testing at the MoJ’s Judge’s Lodgings, National Probation Service houses and halfway houses.

PTSG Electrical Services provides lightning protection design, installation, inspection, test and maintenance, as well as PAT, fixed wire testing and repair and emergency lighting testing. Fixed Wire testing (also known as periodic testing) protects buildings and employees from the two main electrical risks – fire and electrical shock. Over a period of time these risks increase as installations deteriorate and testing ensures that installations are electrically sound and free from the risk of fire.

PTSG Electrical Services test electrical services and systems that conduct electricity around a building to BS7671:2008 standard.

This contract is delivered for Interserve, the international support services and construction group, which has provided facilities services to the MoJ for over eight years.

Safe access at the Dolphin

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has carried out a survey that will lead to the installation of fall arrest equipment at a Dorset shopping centre.

The new equipment will provide safe access to the glass tower at the Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole.

The Dolphin Shopping Centre is home to over 130 stores with everything from independent boutiques to high street stores including Boots, M&S, and Next. The Dolphin Centre is also home to the original town bus station and library.

The centre has undergone significant investment and improvements as part of redevelopment plans to revitalise the town centre of Poole. An 18-month improvement programme at the 30,000 sq ft centre, which has an annual footfall of 11 million people, will be completed at the end of 2018.

PTSG shall go to Mitie’s fundraising ball

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is once again supporting the annual Mitie Charity Ball.

PTSG has supported the Ball, which aims to raise funds for various good causes, every year since its inception. Now in its fifth year, the Mitie Charity Ball 2018 is being held on behalf of two charities – the Beatson Cancer Charity and the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) charity. Every penny raised will support those two worthwhile causes.

It is the fifth year running that PTSG has pledged to support the Ball, which is organised by strategic outsourcing and energy services company Mitie. PTSG has donated a new Apple iPod Touch for the event’s grand prize draw. In return for PTSG’s generosity, Mitie will feature the PTSG logo in its brochure for the event.

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. MS is a disease affecting the central nervous system. More than 100,000 people in the UK have MS, which is a life-long condition.

Paul Teasdale, Chief Executive at PTSG, said: “We are delighted to be able to support the Mitie Charity Ball in 2018 and continue this partnership. It is very important to us that we do what we can for the communities that we work in and all of our people are very happy to get involved in fundraising activity. As a supplier to Mitie we wish them a successful Ball and look forward to a continued working relationship.”

Since its launch the Ball has raised tens of thousands of pounds for various charities. The Mitie Charity Ball 2017 raised £32,000 for its two nominated charities, Beatson and CLIC Sargent.

PTSG carries out a series of works around the country on behalf of Mitie Group.