Premier Technical Services Group PLC’s (PTSG) fall arrest engineers have recently completed a project to help overcome an issue with challenging access at the new STEM building at Sheffield Hallam University.
The university’s STEM building recently underwent a significant refurbishment to provide staff and students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields with a state-of-the-art teaching and learning environment. The main renovation work was handed over in April this year, and the building will officially open in October.
PTSG was asked to devise a solution to the building’s slippery gutters, which had to be traversed by those working on the building’s roof in order to move from one area of the building to the other. The team supplied coloured uPVC walkways and installed them in the gutter, colour matching the system to the roof’s existing rubber crumb walkway to make sure it is as safe and easy to use as possible.
The Group also installed a range of other access equipment for the development’s main contractor, including levelled walkways to the steel composite roof, as well as ManSafe systems and VersiRail guardrails to the building.
PTSG’s four specialist divisions carry out niche services at higher education institutions across the UK on a regular basis, with access and safety, electrical, high level cleaning and steeplejack works carried out at LSE, Oxford University and several Open University sites, to name but a few.