PTSG completes another major access project in London for Multiplex

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has handed over a bespoke access solution at the London Development Project – a new-build multi-storey commercial building in Farringdon.

It represents another successful collaboration between PTSG Access & Safety Ltd. and Multiplex, the global construction company and main contractor on this major new project in the capital.

The two organisations have previously worked together on several significant projects in Central London. One Blackfriars Tower, known as The Vase due to its shape, is a mixed-use development in Bankside, London, which was completed in 2018.

PTSG installed three building maintenance units, which were fitted to integrate with the building’s moving doors – also designed and supplied by PTSG, to carry the intricate cladding panels and mask the garage area. This allows the BMUs to be concealed without any visual sign of the systems.

Multiplex is currently constructing Aykon London One – a £240 million residential development in Nine Elms on the South Bank, due for completion in December 2020. PTSG was contracted to apply its problem-solving skills in designing and installing a bespoke access solution.

PTSG provides specialist services for Thames Water

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is currently halfway through a significant specialist services contract with Thames Water.

Engineers from the Group’s Electrical Services division are providing planned preventative maintenance/remedial works to lightning protection systems at 200 sites across London and the Thames Valley.

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater services company, supplying 2.6 billion litres (570 million imperial gallons) of drinking water per day and treating 4.4 billion litres of wastewater per day. The company’s 15 million customers comprise 27% of the UK population.

With vast experience in the design, installation and testing of lightning protection and earthing systems, PTSG Electrical Services is the UK market leader and member of the Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists (ATLAS). One of its southern offices, a business called JW Gray, which was integrated into the group in 2015, is believed to be the oldest trading company providing lightning protection services within the UK and possibly even Europe.

TfL to benefit from PTSG’s lightning protection services

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is to provide vital lightning protection services for Transport for London.

The contract, signed with regular Tier 1 contractor Engie, involves 499 buildings at 109 sites in all. Engineers from the Group’s Electrical Services division will complete the annual maintenance of the lightning protection systems present on all buildings.

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that lightning protection systems are tested regularly in accordance with BS6651 or BS EN 62305. PTSG recommends that systems are tested at intervals of 11 inspection and testing months, meaning across a 12-year period, they will have been tested throughout every season of the year.

Transport for London is responsible for London’s network of principal road routes, for various rail networks including the London Underground, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway and TfL Rail. PTSG recently worked on another contract for TfL, having completed a hydrant testing contract for London Underground.

PTSG team gets ‘Pretty Muddy’ for Cancer Research UK

This year’s Pretty Mudder 5K in Wakefield lived up to its name after one of the wettest months in years! A team of four ladies from the head office of Premier Technical Services Group (PLC) – Sam Mattix, Grace Mitchell, Rita Kitchen and Caroline Rushworth – ran, crawled, scrambled and slid their way to the finish line on 15th June.

The Pretty Mudder is part of the Race for Life series of events, raising vital funds for Cancer Research UK. The route took participants around a single lap of Thornes Park, which is undulating in parts and includes a mixture of terrain with roads, woodland footpaths and grass. With a few muddy obstacles, participants had a fun but challenging time!

PTSG’s team completed the course in a respectable hour and a quarter. More importantly, they were happy to raise money for this great and very personal cause. There are over 350,000 new cases of cancer in the UK every year. Happily, 50% of people now survive cancer for 10 or more years in England and Wales.

PTSG is building a reputation for raising money for charities by taking part in endurance events. So far this year, its staff have completed:

  • the Mallorca 312 – a cycling sportive which climbs 16,500ft into the island’s mountains;
  • the Mallory 100 Plop Enduro – a marathon motorcycle race undertaken on Honda C90s;
  • a walk up and down Mount Snowden in a single day; and
  • a team of electrical estimators has also signed up for the London to Brighton Off-Road Bike Ride in September.

PTSG achieves new Health and Safety Management standard

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is proud to have been awarded ISO 45001 for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.

ISO 45001 replaces OHSAS 18001 and has other requirements which organisations are obliged to fulfil. There is a three-year period, which began on 12th March 2018 and will expire in March 2021, during which those organisations accredited with OHSAS 18001 can achieve the replacement standard ISO 45001.

PTSG took the decision to transition early as it was a natural progression from the Group’s 18001 certificate renewal in June, adding just an additional day to the audit process. It has removed the need to go through renewal of the certificate in two years (normally three years) and avoids any delays or booking audits. As 18001 expiry gets closer, more and more organisations will be looking to book their place in the auditing process.

PTSG now has well over 130 individual accreditations. This is largely a consequence of the multi-disciplinary nature of the specialist services the Group provides across its four divisions. A large amount of the work carried out by its engineers is safety-critical, and PTSG continually seeks to drive up industry standards in health and safety. This has resulted in eight consecutive RoSPA Gold Medals as well as recognition by the British Safety Council for its practices and guidelines.

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PTSG to work with Worldpay UK

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) will provide an electrical installations condition report (EICR) for Worldpay UK – the payment processing company.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. – the largest of the Group’s four divisions – will work directly for Worldpay UK, rather than for a main contractor. Worldpay UK started as an online multi-currency payment system in 1997. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange until January 2018 when it was acquired by Vantiv to form Worldpay Inc.

PTSG ensures organisations of all kinds remain compliant with electrical regulations, performing a great number of EICRs. The Group also keeps companies compliant in other specialist services, for instance in the inspection of building cradles to keep working safe when working at height; and the testing of dry riser and lightning protection systems. Compliance not only keeps people safe, it also ensures greater efficiency for buildings and makes financial sense.

PTSG engineer ready for the Great North Run

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is to continue its highly impressive participation in a number of endurance events in 2019, with Georgina Almond set to take part in the Great North Run on 08 September 2019.

The Great North Run is the largest half-marathon in the world and was established by former Olympic 10,000m bronze medallist and BBC commentator Brendan Foster in 1981. The biggest ever field at the event saw 54,000 people taking part.

Georgina is the only female engineer in her department of PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. She lost her grandma in 2017 to pancreatic cancer and was inspired to do the popular half-marathon to raise awareness of the disease, as well as funds. Georgina has until August to reach her target of £400, which will be donated to help research into pancreatic cancer. So far, she has raised £305. If you would like to sponsor Georgina, please visit: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GeorginaAlmond

Everyone at PTSG wishes Georgina the very best of luck.

PTSG lands specialist services contract at Manchester Airport

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been contracted to provide a variety of specialist services at Manchester Airport – the UK’s busiest airport outside London.

Main contractor ISS hired PTSG for the inspection of cradles and dry riser systems and the testing of lightning protection systems at four buildings within the airport complex. Manchester Airport comprises three passenger terminals and a goods terminal. It offers flights to 199 destinations, placing it thirteenth globally for total destinations served.

PTSG has a successful track record of delivering specialist services at major international airports. In 2011, the Group’s Electrical Services engineers carried out inspections to the lightning protection systems at the construction site of Hamad International Airport (formerly known as Doha International Airport) in Qatar.

At Heathrow Airport, PTSG provided testing and inspection of fall arrest systems for Mitie over a three-year period. The Group’s Fire Solutions division is currently involved in a long-standing contract to maintain life safety systems across terminals 1, 2 and 3.

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PTSG secures compliance contract with global outsourcing company

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has won a multi-disciplinary specialist services contract with Williams Lea Tag, a global business process outsourcing company with a UK headquarters in London.

The Group’s engineers will deliver electrical services, fall arrest testing and lightning protection work at 18 properties in a contract which covers the UK. This will ensure Williams Lea Tag remains compliant with UK legislation and British Standards for those specialist services that keep buildings and their users safe at all times.

A great deal of PTSG’s work helps to keep organisations from a variety of sectors compliant. In addition to the obvious safety benefits, compliance helps to ensure buildings operate more efficiently, making better commercial sense, and are protected from financial penalties.

This contract is typical of PTSG multi-service capability. With four discrete but complementary business divisions, the Group is often able to provide customers with a complete specialist services solution.

PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd sees further growth

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is delighted to announce a number of new additions to its Fire Solutions division.

The Group has several offices in the north west, from where its teams of engineers carry out the installation and maintenance of dry risers and sprinkler systems for clients nationwide. On 1st July, three new dry riser testing engineers and one sprinkler engineer will start with PTSG, bolstering its numbers and enabling its teams to increase their capacity.

PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd. was formed in 2017, starting with the provision of dry riser installations and maintenance. The addition of further services quickly followed, and the Group now offers a fully comprehensive range of fire solutions including safe cladding installation, wet and dry-risers installation and maintenance, sprinklers and other extinguisher systems, fire alarms and emergency lighting installation and testing.