Our Bundled Services – Issue fifty-six

I am Andrew Dack, Group Sales Director for PTSG.

PTSG, through its bundled services, offers a genuine multi-disciplinary capability to clients. This often provides them with the complete specialist services solution, with the following benefits:

  • one single point of contact for all services;
  • a far more focused approach to the servicing of their assets, keeping their building(s) in first-class operational order;
  • associated cost savings; and
  • by offering a bundled service we are able to ensure compliance on all services provided by PTSG.

I am pleased to report the following new bundled services contracts:

  • Apleona has renewed its framework agreement with PTSG for a further three years covering all Group services. Apleona is the European real estate and facility manager, based in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main.
  • PTSG has been announced as the preferred supplier of compliance services to Tenon FM, an Indian-based global FM provider which is branching out into Asia and Europe.

PTSG announced as the preferred supplier for global FM giant

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is pleased to announce its status as preferred supplier of specialist services for global facilities management provider Tenon FM.

For the last 22 years, India-based Tenon FM has provided a wide range of specialist services for organisations across a wide range of sectors in both the public and private sectors. The company has since expanded its footprint in Asia and Europe, with PTSG its preferred supplier of a number of key compliance services in the UK.

PTSG is now one of the leading providers of specialist compliance services in the UK. Compliance in the FM and construction sectors spans many areas, from façade arrest and access equipment to electrical compliance; rope access for the provision of high-level cleaning, repairs and installations to fire solutions.

As well as helping to ensure organisations adhere to the latest regulations, thus meeting their legal obligations, PTSG’s compliance services also keep buildings operating at optimal efficiency. This holds true for the intrinsic electrical wiring, fire suppression systems, access equipment for building maintenance – and a multitude of other systems in between.

PTSG completes large PPM contract for NHS

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has completed a specialist services contract for the NHS involving over 150 sites.

Engineers from PTSG Access & Safety Ltd undertook planned preventative maintenance (PPM) for the NHS, the authoritative body for the publicly-funded healthcare systems in the UK. As a result of PTSG’s success in this contract, the Group has received a further order for remedial works for fall arrest testing equipment.

The NHS has experienced unprecedented demand in 2020 due to the coronavirus. The NHS Nightingale Hospitals are seven critical care temporary hospitals set up or scheduled to be set up by NHS England as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in England. PTSG has been supplying specialist services at two of the seven hospitals: in Bristol, where engineers installed lightning protection and earthing upgrade works; and Exeter, where engineers from PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd are providing fire and security systems.

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PTSG protects historic school in Nottingham

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is currently upgrading the lightning protection system in place at a private school in Nottingham.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd are on site using a familiar technique whereby a flagpole is installed to disguise the lightning protection system. This is due to the historic nature of the building and the need for its aesthetic properties to be preserved.

Nottingham High School is an independent, fee-paying day school for boys and girls in Nottingham, England, with an Infant and Junior School and Senior School. There were 738 students in the 2019–2020 academic year. An example of Gothic Revival architecture, the original school building on the present site, built between 1866 and 1867, was designed by Thomas Simpson.

PTSG is the UK’s leading provider of lightning protection services. Its engineers are highly experienced in the sympathetic treatment of historic buildings, having worked on a number of significant National Trust structures. Falkland Palace in Scotland is one such site consisting of a church, which is still in use, and an adjacent room. This site was used as one of the filming locations for the 2008 film Outlander. When PTSG’s engineers installed the earthing connections to ground, an archaeologist was on stand-by in case any significant artefacts were unearthed.

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PTSG helps retail centres prepare for reopening

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been providing vital specialist services to enable retail outlets in shopping centres to reopen on 15th June.

The government’s relaxing of the lockdown guidelines has made it possible for retail outlets selling non-essential items to reopen once again, albeit with strict new rules regarding social distancing and a limit on the number of people within shops at a time.

PTSG’s engineers have performed a range of testing services to ensure the fall arrest equipment in place at buildings is fully compliant with the latest regulations. This includes anything from ManSafe systems to ladders, walkways and anchor devices.

PTSG Access & Safety Ltd. delivers a great many services for retail centres. In the run-up to Christmas, engineers are often contracted to test fixings – anchor devices that are installed into building structures – internal or external – to hold large Christmas displays. These fixings are subject to a pull test/load test in line with the required SWL and the weight of the load to be suspended/lifted.

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More lightning protection works in the pipeline for PTSG

PTSG is in the planning stages of two more projects to install lightning protection systems in different areas of the capital.

In the summer of 2017, plans for the remodelling and enhancement of 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road were revealed. Gaw Capital proposed a two-and-a-half-storey set-back roof extension, which will provide up to 760 additional jobs in new high-quality office space. The ground floor public realm will be remodelled and enhanced, creating a bright and welcoming area lined with shops and restaurants as well as new hard and soft landscaping. Central Square will be transformed to include a new office entrance for the new office floors.

Beckton Sewage Treatment Works is a sewage treatment plant in Beckton in the London Borough of Newham, East London. Formerly known as Barking Sewage Works, the facility was built from 1864 and, now operated by Thames Water, it is one of the largest sewage works in the United Kingdom.

PTSG Electrical Services Ltd has undertaken a survey of the site on Buckingham Palace Road, where engineers will install a suitable lightning protection system for the remodelled area of Victoria. In Beckton, PTSG’s engineers are due to commence works to install a lightning protection system.

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Euston contract just the ticket for PTSG

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to provide a lightning protection system at a new development in Euston, London NW1.

Stephenson House is to be redeveloped by Lazari Properties 2. The existing building will be rejuvenated and designed to set a new benchmark for wellbeing, embracing the latest research for commercial development in Central London. The mixed use development will contain office space alongside 17 homes, cafes, restaurants and shops. A potential new health centre may also be provided. The upcycled building will deliver an increase of 5,000 square metres on the site, split between the various uses.

Euston is, of course, home to the railway terminus managed by Network Rail, in the London Borough of Camden. It was the first intercity railway terminal in the capital, planned by George and Robert Stephenson.

PTSG is the first choice for many developers and main contractors on new developments such as Stephenson House. With four business divisions, each providing different specialist services (access and safety services, electrical services, high-level cleaning and repairs, and fire solutions), PTSG can often deliver a full service solution for customers.

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PTSG to safeguard new Harrow school

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to provide vital specialist services at a new Muslim faith school in Harrow, London. Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd are contracted to install a lightning protection system to safeguard the new facilities in the event of an electrical storm.

The Hujjat School Trust was established in response to parental demand for a high performing Muslim faith school that could foster integration and promote cohesion in the wider community. Approved in 2016, a team of educationalists, business professionals, local parents, community members and faith leaders are working closely with the Department for Education to welcome the first Reception children in September 2020.

PTSG is the UK market leader in lightning protection services. The Group also installs and maintains surge protection and specialist earthing systems for customers throughout the UK. With a total of 29 centres of operation, the Group’s engineers can be mobilised at a moment’s notice to any location, providing a full range of specialist services including (but not limited to) building access and fall arrest equipment, portable appliance and fixed wire testing, high-level cleaning and repairs and fire solutions.

PTSG Spurred on by new lightning protection contract

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to provide specialist electrical services at Tottenham Hale, which is undergoing a transport revolution.

Millions of pounds being invested in a new Tube, rail and bus station, road network improvements and public realm works. Plans include a new landmark station entrance at Tottenham Hale and significant upgrades to the Greater Anglia mainline services. Haringey Council, the Mayor of London, Network Rail, Transport for London and Greater Anglia are working closely together to deliver the improvements.

PTSG, as the UK’s market leader in the design, installation, test and maintenance of lightning protection systems, will provide a new system to protect the new transport hub.

In another recent contract involving the London centre of operation for PTSG Electrical Services Ltd, engineers will install lightning protection for stations and depots within Transport for London’s portfolio.

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PTSG addresses APPG’s first virtual meeting

Mark Davison from PTSG’s Access Maintenance Division, was a keynote industry speaker at the first virtual meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group’s (APPG) for Working at Height, which took place on 3rd June 2020.

The virtual meeting addressed COVID-19 and the implications for working at height. 34 people attended from across Parliament and industry. Vice Chair of the APPG for Working at Height, Chris Stephens MP, opened the meeting and introduced the three industry speakers:

Mark Keily, Health, Safety & Environmental Director, Loxam PAD & Nationwide Platforms;
Mark Davison (PTSG), Chair at Specialist Access Engineering and Maintenance Association; and
Jonathan Capper, Chair, IRATA and Managing Director of Lyon Equipment
Mark said that social distancing is achievable for engineers who spend time in small teams outdoors but noted that where it isn’t possible safe systems of work should be introduced in line with government guidance. He warned that there must not be a reduction in safety standards in the rush to restart working.

In a question and answer session which followed, Mark discussed the additional measures that organisations can take to keep their people, supply chain partners and the public safe with an emphasis on making sure that everyone arrives home safely every day. He reiterated PTSG’s policy that if a task or activity can’t be undertaken safely, it must not be undertaken at all.

Notable attendees of the meeting included:

Lord McKenzie, Former Minister at the Department for Work and Pensions with responsibility for health and safety at work and HSE
Baroness Jolly, Lib Dem Spokesperson for Health
Office of Stephen Timms MP, Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee
Office of Seema Malhotra MP, Shadow Minister for Employment with responsibility for health and safety at HSE within Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Team
Dave Joyce, National Health, Safety and Environment Officer at CWU
Charles Pitt, Head of Policy and Influencing at the British Safety Council.