PTSG wins gold contract with Decathlon

Premier Technical Services Group PLC’s (PTSG) Electrical Services division has received an order to carry out a number of specialist services at Decathlon superstores across the UK.

Skilled engineers will be deployed to Decathlon’s 26 UK stores to carry out fixed wire testing (FWT), portable appliance testing (PAT) and lightning protection services to ensure that its employees and customers, as well as the stores themselves, are protected from electrical faults and lightning strikes. This will be no mean feat, as the average size of Decathlon superstores is around 4,000m².

Decathlon, founded in France, is the largest sporting goods retailer in the world. The company currently has over 1,100 stores across 38 countries, with its first UK store opening in 1999.

PTSG has a large portfolio of retail clients, including recent contract wins with Tesco, Morrisons and DFS. In 2016, the Group received the Partners in Retail award at PFM’s partnership awards for its outstanding work to provide fall arrest services at M&S stores across the UK.

Syon gantry safely removed by PTSG

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has delivered essential work at the spectacular London home of the Duke of Northumberland.

PTSG, a leading high-level cleaning, rope access and working at height company, removed the cleaning gantry at the historic glass dome at Syon Park.

The gantry, installed in 1986, has not been used in years and, as a consequence, was not compliant with current legislation.

PTSG’s specialist engineers removed the gantry in a very limited time period.

Topher Martyn, head gardener at Syon Park, said: “Over the winter the dome has undergone decoration with scaffolding encasing the structure. These works finished in March and with the wedding season starting in April PTSG was set the challenge of removing the gantry in a very tight window of opportunity.”

The PTSG team had to minimise damage to the show gardens and position machinery through historic garden arches with just inches to spare.

In only three days, engineers had to mobilise lifting and access machinery and take the gantry apart. A day was spent on site manually moving the gantry around the dome and setting up a powered access platform. On the following day a mobile crane was brought on-site and this was boomed out from the garden centre car park at Syon Park in order to lift and lower the 0.5 tonne cleaning gantry from its fixings. The gantry was then dismantled.

Topher Martyn added: “This was a great project to be involved with and we’re delighted that no damage was done to the glass or show gardens.”

Syon Park is on the main Heathrow Airport flight path and just nine miles from Charing Cross. The house was built in the sixteenth century on the site of the Medieval Syon Abbey. In the 18th century, the grounds of Syon Park presented the landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown with one of his first major commissions. During the same time period, Scottish architect Robert Adam was commissioned to create a series of striking classical interiors to the house.

Syon is one of the last great houses of London and has been in the family of the present owners for more than 400 years.

PTSG’s Syon team, part of the company’s specialist access division, has extensive knowledge of working at height means that they are capable of accessing virtually any part of any building or structure – either internally or externally.

PTSG takes centre stage in PFM magazine

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has once again taken pride of place on PFM magazine’s front cover, with a double-page article detailing its expertise in safe working at height.

The article covers PTSG’s approach to health and safety, which is centred on raising industry standards to go beyond compliance, transforming the health, safety and well-being culture for companies working in the FM and workplace environments across the UK.

Many of PTSG’s services require its engineers to work at height, such as façade access and fall arrest equipment services and lightning protection services. With so many operatives carrying out high-risk work every day, it is vital that the company’s approach to health and safety leaves no room for error.

For this reason, PTSG is the only company of its kind to employ a full-time Health, Safety and Environment team, and this is exactly what enables its razor-sharp focus on safety. The team remains focused on its serious approach to workplace health and safety and maintaining its outstanding safety record at all times.

The PFM feature comes hot on the heels of the Group’s recent International Safety Award win from the British Safety Council, the seventh consecutive year it has received the accolade. PTSG has also received its second RoSPA Gold Medal this year, topping off an impressive list of safety awards and accreditations.

Training at Pan Peninsula

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has delivered training for operatives working at height at one of the most iconic residential towers at the Isle of Dogs, London.

The Pan Peninsula development incorporates over 750 homes in two towers (East and West Tower) including studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments and luxury penthouses.

The two towers at the Canary Wharf development rise to 40 and 50 storeys, with facilities including a cinema, health and fitness complex and a penthouse level cocktail bar. Pan Peninsula is a spectacular building and eye-catching London landmark.

PTSG’s Access and Safety division provided training for Shadbolt Rope Access Ltd. The PTSG team also provided staff from Pan Peninsula developers Ballymore with emergency descent training.

Ballymore has created and delivered corporate headquarters for KPMG and Barclays Bank PLC, and its developments at Pan Peninsula and Providence Tower in London have established two of Europe’s tallest residential addresses.

Central services for ENGIE

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is carrying out annual maintenance works at Liverpool Central Library.

The work is being delivered on behalf of ENGIE, who are total Facilities Management service partner for the library, a 25-year PPP scheme delivered by Amber Infrastructure.

Specialist access maintenance engineers from PTSG commenced maintenance work on site in March 2018.

ENGIE’s FM service provision at Liverpool Central Library began in early 2013 in readiness for the public reopening of the renovated library later that year.

Liverpool Central Library is the biggest library in the city. The £50m restoration and rebuilding project took more than two years to complete. The building includes a showpiece four-storey central atrium with escalators, stairs and a domed ceiling.

PTSG’s Access & Safety division comprises some of the industry’s most experienced specialists, who use their expertise to find solutions to any height safety equipment problems that are tasked to them. The Group’s highly-trained engineers provide niche specialist services to a huge range of buildings in both the public and private sectors.

PTSG keeps London hospitals operating with PAT services

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has completed essential Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) at several London hospitals.

Work was carried out on behalf of CBRE at St Mary’s Hospital, Charring Cross Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital, which are all part of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and Royal Berkshire Hospital and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.

The sites required rigorous assessment followed by detailed planning in order to manage the logistical challenges when working on NHS sites and provide consistency, continuity and quality of testing. A Contract Manager was appointed for the duration of the contract and the same PAT team was also maintained throughout the contract, with a lead engineer on site providing a point of liaison for the client.

Work at these hospitals will continue and a review of this contract will allow continued improvement of our work at these sites.

Paul Teasdale, PTSG’s CEO, said: “There are a number of sensitivities and issues that arise when delivering services of this nature at hospitals. Naturally these sites are all critical and nothing can get in the way of the vital day-to-day services that they provide.”

PTSG provides a multitude of specialist services for the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Imperial College Healthcare provides care for more than one million people each year, offering a range of community services across north west London. Other recent PAT services by PTSG at London hospitals includes work to the Cancer Treatment Centre at Guys Hospital in south east London

Delivering safely at Manchester Airport

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been awarded a new contract to deliver works for one of the UK’s biggest and busiest airports.

The Group will carry out investigative works on a cradle used for maintenance works on the skylink walkways between the terminals and rail station at Manchester Airport. The work will be undertaken on behalf of the airport’s FM provider, Mitie.

PTSG is carrying out a range of specialist testing services for Manchester Airport.

Manchester Airport is the UK’s third busiest airport, with over 23 million passengers travelling to around 225 destinations across the globe every year. The airport will undergo a £1 billion development project, which aims to double passenger numbers at the airport by 2050.

PTSG has a strong reputation for delivering work in the high-pressure environments of airports, where maintaining day-to-day operations is essential. Other airports benefiting from the Group’s expertise include Doha International Airport, London Heathrow Airport and Aberdeen International, among many others.