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 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:

Everyone at PTSG wishes Georgina the very best of luck.

PTSG provides specialist services for TV Supervet

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is delivering specialist services for the Fitzpatrick Referrals animal hospital based in Guildford, whose managing director is Noel Fitzpatrick – otherwise known as The Supervet from the Channel 4 TV series.

PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. has been contracted to provide testing of the lightning protection system in place at Fitzpatrick Referrals – one of the most state-of-the-art veterinary hospitals in the UK. The contract, which has just begun, is due to run until October this year.

Launched in 2015, Fitzpatrick Referrals is the first facility of its kind in Europe and aims to change the way cancer is treated in companion animals. The cutting-edge building and facilities, combined with the world-class medical and surgical oncologists, is helping to better inform on the treatment of cancer for everyone – humans and animals alike.

PTSG is the UK market leader in the design, installation and testing of lightning protection and earthing systems. Over the last 12 years, the Group’s specialist engineers have provided specialist services for a large number of hospitals including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham and North Manchester General Hospital. The Fitzpatrick Referrals animal hospital is a superb new concept in cancer treatment and a proud addition to PTSG’s portfolio.

Another “Great Idea” from PTSG

Electrical engineers from Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) will be attending CBRE’s ‘The Great Idea 2019’ on 31st July to demonstrate the benefits of its unique online portal – TraQ-it®.

The Great Idea is an event which gives companies the opportunity to showcase and pitch new and innovative ideas to CBRE. It takes place at five different locations around the UK – PTSG will be attending the event in Manchester. Each pitch will be scored and the top 10 from the different events across the country will be invited to London later in the year for a Dragon’s Den style final for their idea to be crowned the overall winner.

TraQ-it® is an interactive website that contains such features as instant reporting, exporting capabilities, hierarchical permission levels, search and filter functionality and remote printing. It was developed over several years to ensure records are always current, accurate, consolidated and with a version history capability.

Many contracting companies experience difficulty in promptly returning reports to clients because of human interface issues – i.e. office-based data inputting of records collated on site. TraQ-it® overcomes this difficulty, with a solution that is sustainable and with little or no impact on the environment.

PTSG has developed a successful track record with CBRE over a number of years, delivering a range of specialist services to clients which fall under the CBRE banner. The Group’s engineers are currently engaged in contracts to perform fixed wire and portable appliance testing, testing of fall arrest equipment and testing of lightning protection systems at sites for BUPA and Dulux as well as 800 BT sites throughout the UK.

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PTSG to perform electrical health tests at hospitals in the south

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has been contracted to provide vital electrical testing services at two different NHS facilities.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. will undertake one-year contracts at Hitchingbrooke Hospital and Springfield University Hospital. The former is a district general hospital near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. The latter is a psychiatric hospital in Tooting, South London. Originally opened as the Surrey County Pauper Lunatic Asylum in 1840, it is now a scaled-down facility providing mental health care for around 300 inpatients.

PTSG has 29 regional offices and provides fixed wire and portable appliance testing for a wide range of clients throughout the UK. The Group has a long and successful history of working for customers in the health sector and has provided electrical testing services for other hospitals in the south including St. Mary’s Hospital in Charring Cross and Hammersmith Hospital. In the midlands, it has worked at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.

In 2016, the Group’s access and safety engineers were approached by a client from slightly further afield. The Gibraltar Health Authority needed an innovative access system for St. Bernard’s Hospital on Spain’s south coast. While based 2,000 miles away, PTSG’s reputation resulted in a successful contract to install a range of equipment to enable operatives to access solar panels installed on the roof of the hospital’s plant room.

PTSG specialist completes Mount Snowden fund-raiser

An electrical services specialist from Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has completed the arduous walk up Mount Snowden to raise money for Two Rivers Special School in Tamworth.

Tim Bagshaw and his wife took up the challenge to give something back to the school which has given such superb support to their daughter, Ruby. In achieving their aim of walking up and down Wales’ tallest peak in a day (6thApril), they more than doubled their target of £200, raising £450 for the school.

Mount Snowden stands 1,085 metres (3,560 feet) above sea level and is the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands. It is also the busiest mountain in the UK, with 582,000 people visiting annually. The summit can be reached by a number of paths, as well as by the Snowdon Maintain railway.

The ascent was a personal triumph for Tim Bagshaw and his family. PTSG’s team members have undertaken a number of other money-raising challenges this year, including the Mallorca 312 – a challenging cycle ride around the mountains of the island; and the Mallory 100 Plop Enduro – another endurance race, this time on a Honda C90. A team of PTSG’s electrical estimators has also signed up to participate in the London to Brighton Off-Road Bike Ride, which will take place in September.

PTSG to take part in off-road charity cycle ride

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) is to continue its record of gruelling sporting events in 2019 with participation in the London to Brighton Off-Road Bike Ride.

A team of five electrical estimators from the Group’s southern lightning protection office will take to their mountain bikes on 21st September for the exhilarating 75-mile track over varied terrain. It’s a challenging route, which begins in Kempton Park Racecourse in Sunbury-on-Thames and finishes at Hove Lawns, Brighton, with the final straight offering fabulous sea views.

PTSG entered the same course last year, when inclement weather and a lack of training made for a tough ride. Better preparation will hopefully pave the way for a smoother ride in 2019. All money raised will go to the British Heart Foundation.

Anther of PTSG’s keen cyclists completed the ultra-endurance Mallorca 312 earlier this month. This stunning but daunting event took Richard Castle-Smith – Head of Fire Suppression at Trinity Fire & Security Systems – around the island of Mallorca in a sunrise-to-sunset event, raising over £4,500 in the process.

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PTSG busy with lightning protection contracts in the south

Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) Electrical Services division has enjoyed a busy period of work recently with a number of new contracts and ongoing work for some well-known and highly prestigious buildings.

The Group’s lightning protection office in Witham, Essex, is pleased to announce new contracts for the installation of new lightning protection systems for clients including Acclaim, Ardmore, Briggs Living, Countryside and Dornan. Its engineers are also currently engaged in contracts to install lightning protection systems for the following buildings and clients:

Luton Dart (Crownhouse)
Battersea Power Station Phase 2 (Mace)
Peninsular Hotel (Sir Robert McAlpine)
Felnex Site (Barratts)
Nestle Avenue (Barratts)
60 London Wall (Skanska)
80 Fenchurch Street (Skanska)

PTSG is the UK market leader and member of the Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists (ATLAS). In addition to lightning protection systems, PTSG also provides earthing and surge protection. Buildings often survive lightning strikes but suffer considerable damage from electrical surges caused by the lightning.