PTSG to work with BMW again

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has begun work providing specialist electrical services at the new press shop being constructed in Swindon for BMW.

The contract is between PTSG and King and Moffatt, mechanical and electrical contractors operating throughout the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd (West Midlands and South West branch) are installing lightning protection on the roof of the press shop, via tapes and air terminals; connections to steel columns throughout high level and around the perimeter at low level.

They are also installing a buried copper tape grid within the floor slab on the ground floor and basement levels which need to be coordinated with the ground workers and concrete pourers.

Plant Swindon produces over 300 different parts dressed for the BMW body shell. PTSG has completed a number of contracts for BMW over the past several years. Back in March 2019, the Group received an order to perform fixed wire testing, also at BMW’s Swindon base.

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New safety standard brings benefits for PTSG’s clients

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has successfully migrated from BSOHS 18001 to ISO 45001 – the new international standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S).

The migration is the latest evolvement of PTSG’s extensive health and safety strategy, allowing the Group to align its strategic direction with its OH&S management system and increase focus on improving occupational health and safety performance. As a globally-recognised standard, ISO will ensure that clients will understand how OH&S is managed across the group.

There is a much greater focus on higher management personnel to demonstrate leadership and commitment with respect to the management system and to ensure consultation and participation of workers in the development, planning, implementation and continual improvement of the OH&S management system. Higher management has a responsibility to ensure that the importance of effective OH&S management is communicated and understood by all parties and ensuring that the OH&S management system achieves its intended outcomes.

This robust approach will enable the identification of opportunities that contribute to further improvement in our OH&S performance and improved worker safety. With the new standard in place, PTSG will find it easier to incorporate its OH&S management system into the core business processes and get more involvement from senior management.

Canada high-rise incident shows working at height dangers

A high-level cleaning project which went spectacularly wrong at the Stantec Tower in Edmonton, Canada, has highlighted the extreme dangers of working at height – and the vital need for an uncompromising approach to safety.
A maintenance platform became unstable in high winds on Friday 25th October causing it to crash into the building, putting lives at risk.

A window cleaner fell from the scaffolding and was left dangling by his fingertips 50ft above the busy street below, as his harness kept him from falling. He was eventually rescued by firefighters, who used a bucket truck to return
him safely to the ground.

It appears that high winds were the reason for the accident, and there were no measures in place to ensure operatives could abort their work and safely return to ground level.

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) works on a great many high-rise buildings, often using suspended access platforms such as the one used in the incident in Canada. PTSG has always followed the rule “If it can’t be done safely, we don’t do it”. While it isn’t fully clear how the maintenance platform at the Stantec Tower became unstable, a risk assessment on the day of the incident may have ruled that conditions were too dangerous for work to be undertaken.

On 6th June 2019, PTSG was awarded an eighth consecutive RoSPA Gold in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping engineers and operatives to get home safely at the end of the working day. Also in 2019, the Group received an International Safety Award with Distinction from the British Safety Council.

PTSG provides 360 solution in East London

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has completed a full external window clean at a residential development in Barking, East London. Its engineers used rope access provided by davit arm systems, which were previously installed by PTSG Access & Safety Ltd.

360 Barking is set across four cylindrical towers, located in East London. The development boasts 195 apartments for private sale and 96 available through shared ownership. It is one of the leaders in Barking town centre’s regeneration plans.

This project demonstrates the way PTSG provides multiple special services solutions at the same site or project. In this case, its high-level cleaning operatives took advantage of systems installed by their colleagues from a different part of the Group.

Rope access is arguably the safest and most widely used technique for reaching high and challenging buildings. PTSG specialises in rope access for performing multiple specialist services, providing a safe and efficient means of access.

PTSG wins at Team Heathrow Health & Safety Awards

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been recognised for its first-class approach to safety, winning a trophy in the fire safety category of the Team Heathrow Health and Safety Awards last week.

PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd has been delivering safety systems at Heathrow Airport since 2011. “Team Heathrow” ensures PTSG’s engineers are a seamless extension of the Heathrow team, with collaboration the key to success.

PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd was established as one of the Group’s four divisions in 2017 and is now the fastest growing area of business. It was strengthened significantly with the acquisition of Trinity Fire and Security Systems Ltd in January 2019. This gave the Group a further ten regional UK offices and 2,000 extra clients. The Heathrow maintenance contract is the largest in Trinity’s history.

PTSG’s other three business divisions are PTSG Access & Safety Ltd, PTSG Electrical Services Ltd and PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd. While each works independently, providing a very particular set of specialist services and products, they also work collaboratively and often meet the full requirements of clients.

PTSG works at new waterside town in London

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is working on a contract for Barretts of Aspley at London’s Royal Wharf, providing specialist height services.

Engineers from PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd are assisting with the installation of façade and balconies at the new development on the bank of the Thames, working alongside the fabricator and installer.

Barretts of Aspley (BOA) offers a design, supply and installation service for its customers. The company secured a significant metalwork order for Plots 13, 17 and 18 on Phase 3 of the Royal Wharf development. The development is considered a new town within London. It introduces 3,385 residential units to a prime riverside location.

PTSG has a large and growing portfolio of buildings in London. Its engineers are specialists in a range of height techniques and their skills continue to be in demand from clients in a wide range of sectors. Iconic new buildings that make up the new skyline, such as The Scalpel, The Gherkin and The Cheesegrater, have all benefited from bespoke access systems designed and installed by the Group’s experts.

PTSG to kick off with a new contract at Wembley Park

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to provide a builders’ façade clean at Wembley Park for McLaren Group (McLaren), following the completion of construction works and final hand-over.

Mass re-development has occurred in the Wembley Park complex area since the start of the 21st century, with works that are still ongoing. PTSG’s new contract is with McLaren, which employs 700 people and operates in construction, property investment and development. At Wembley Park, McLaren’s work includes Plot W03, a mixed-use development forming part of the 85-acre mixed-use regeneration of Wembley Park, and Plot W06 – comprising a nine-storey commercial office building and a 150 build-to-rent apartment block of 11 storeys.

Wembley Park has been the focus of specialist services for PTSG previously. In 2018 PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd installed sprinklers and dry risers at a new housing development situated next to Wembley Park Station. It’s one of many projects on which the Group has demonstrated its multi-discipline capability – something which distinguishes it from most other specialist service providers.

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PTSG extends specialist services contract in London

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been awarded a contract to provide specialist high-level cleaning services at One SE8, a residential development in London.

Engineers from PTSG Building Access Specialist Ltd will perform high-level window cleaning to all communal areas using water-fed poles and abseil techniques. The contract will see work carried out on a quarterly basis.

PTSG already has a contract at One SE8 for the regular testing of the mansafe systems and abseil anchors used at the development. With the addition of specialist high-level cleaning services, PTSG is demonstrating why it is unique amongst its competitors in being able to meet the full-service needs of clients in a wide range of sectors – in this case, for FirstPort.

FirstPort is the largest residential property manager in the UK, with a strong national presence, caring for over 185,000 properties.

PTSG extends contract for the City of London

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to continue its works for the City of London Corporation with the provision of specialist services at more sites in the heart of the capital.

In August, the Group announced it had won a contract to deliver lightning protection services for a variety of sites across London including the Barbican Estate, home of the Barbican performing arts centre.

The next site to be included in the contract is adjacent to Tower Bridge, where PTSG’s engineers will ensure lightning protection systems are fully tested and in first class condition to protect both the building and its users.

PTSG is privileged to provide services for some of the nation’s most remarkable buildings – and not just in lightning protection. Its London-based access specialists, for example, have provided some of the world’s largest BMUs for some of the already iconic buildings that comprise London’s famous skyline. They include 52 Lime Street, 30 St Mary’s Axe and the Leadenhall Building – or to use their more common names, The Scalpel, The Gherkin and The Cheesegrater.

PTSG welcomes new Business Development Director

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has added to its busy sales team with the appointment of Tanya Matthews, a highly experienced sales specialist.

Tanya joined PTSG from NSS Group where, as National Sales Manager, she was integral in the company’s rapid and exciting growth. She worked with clients from retail, FM, corporate and the public sectors, many of which had challenging requirements for a provider of specialist maintenance and high-level cleaning services.

This appointment reflects the continued rapid growth of PTSG, which has virtually doubled in size over the last year with the strategic acquisition of Guardian Electrical Compliance Ltd. and Trinity Fire & Security Systems Ltd. Not only has this given PTSG over 1,200 specialist staff members, the Group now has 29 regional offices around the UK.

More than ever before, PTSG is able to fulfil the complete specialist services requirements of companies in a wide range of sectors. That was the original vision of co-founder and CEO Paul Teasdale, who is largely responsible for the Group’s phenomenal success in achieving cross-discipline delivery.