PTSG delivers specialist services at new arena in Swansea

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to deliver lightning protection at the new Swansea Arena, currently under construction as part of a major £135m transformation scheme which includes new parkland, homes, commercial units and almost 1,000 parking spaces.

Work on the arena site by main contractor Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd has continued during the recent period of restrictions, in line with Government and industry guidance which allows construction to continue. All parts of the scheme are due to open in the second half of next year.

All structures of a certain height should have a lightning protection system to provide invaluable protection from electrical storms. Cloud-to-ground lightning bolts are a common phenomenon—about 100 strike Earth’s surface every single second. Each bolt can contain up to one billion volts of electricity.

PTSG installs, inspects, services and maintains lightning protection systems for customers in all industry sectors. Its engineers also specialise in surge protection systems, which protect electrical equipment and circuits from electrical surges, which can result in thousands of pounds of damage in unprotected buildings.

PTSG to deliver specialist electrical services at medical centres

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to install lightning protection at two medical centres in the south and west of England.

St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester, an independent registered charity, cares for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to their last days. Care is also provided for patients’ loved ones.

Maggie’s Southampton is a centre providing specialist cancer care in the city, working in partnership with the  University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. There are Maggie’s centres throughout the UK and also overseas in Barcelona, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Both facilities will benefit from new a lightning protection system installed by engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. The division, one of four in the Group, combines the talent and experience of some of the UK’s leading practitioners in their field. In lightning protection, this includes JW Gray – dating back to 1835, it is believed to be the oldest trading service provider of its kind in the UK, possibly even in Europe. Further companies acquired in the south west, north west, midlands and Scotland give PTSG a national reach.

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PTSG delivers lightning protection services at two hospitals

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to install lightning protection systems and related electrical works at two different hospital sites in England.

At New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, two new wards are being built in an effort to treat patients with the COVID-19 virus and to allow the hospital to increase its bed numbers.

In Bristol, the Nightingale Hospital was officially opened virtually by HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, on the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)’s Frenchay campus. The Earl of Wessex said at the opening:

“I am delighted that the Severn hospital network now has this extraordinary facility to help in the fight against COVID-19. Sincere congratulations must go to each and every one of you involved in constructing this hospital in just 24 days. A quite remarkable achievement and one you should be justly proud of. Particular thanks ought to go to the University of the West of England for allowing part of its Frenchay campus to be used.”

PTSG was contracted to install lightning protection and earthing upgrade works to assist with setting up the Bristol Nightingale Hospital.

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PTSG to provide specialist services in Petty France, London

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has added to its HM Government portfolio with a new contract at 70-78 Petty France in London.

Petty France is a largely residential area within the Cities of London and Westminster; 70-78 Petty France is part of the Ministry of Justice portfolio. Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will carry out portable appliance testing (PAT) in this new contract.

PTSG has, for many years, delivered specialist services for Her Majesty’s Government – across many different disciplines, for a range of departments. It’s a sustainable relationship which has developed over the years so that PTSG is now viewed as a provider that is trusted to deliver in all areas of facilities management. PTSG is also delivering (PAT) and electrical installation condition reporting (EICR) at over 200 sites nationwide for the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice.

The Group’s other divisions, in particular PTSG Access & Safety, deliver a range of further multi-disciplinary services for other government departments including Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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PTSG celebrates Commonwealth Games win!

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has won a contract to install lightning protection at the site of the new Athletes’ Village in Perry Barr, where the Commonwealth Games will take place in 2022.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will install a new lightning protection system on Plot 7 of the development. Plot 7 – Station Plaza – is divided into two distinct areas: the housing block and the ‘marker’ building creating a public space fronting the development, and a courtyard between the housing blocks.

Birmingham City Council has authority to make acquisitions in the Perry Barr area to deliver a regeneration scheme for the Commonwealth Games in 2022, which includes the Athletes’ Village, significant transport and connectivity improvements, improvements to the environment and new commercial and residential developments.

PTSG is the UK’s leading provider of lightning protection services and electrical compliance services. One of the Group’s constituent companies, JW Gray, is believed to be the oldest trading lightning protection company in the UK, possibly even in Europe.

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PTSG company provides specialist services for BAE Systems

Guardian Electrical Compliance Ltd (Guardian), a constituent company of Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG), has secured a major order with BAE Systems to provide specialist fixed wiring inspection and test programmes.

BAE Systems Submarines, known as BAE Systems Submarine Solutions until January 2012 and then BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines until 2017, is a wholly owned subsidiary of BAE Systems, based in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England, and is responsible for the development and production of submarines.

It operates one of the few shipyards in the world capable of designing and building nuclear submarines, which has constructed all but three of the Royal Navy’s nuclear-powered submarines since the commissioning of HMS Dreadnought in 1963.

PTSG has built up a wide portfolio of secure operational bases, including a number of RAF sites, where engineers have installed or maintained lightning protection systems. The Group’s specialist services are also in demand overseas; in recent years, engineers provided specialist support to 12 individual site assets at the construction site of Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar.


PTSG to deliver another year of specialist services for Kier

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has received the order to provide a second year of multi-disciplinary specialist services for Kier Housing Maintenance.

Engineers from PTSG’s Access & Safety, Electrical Services and Fire Solutions divisions will provide specialist inspection services for emergency lighting, lightning protection, dry risers and fall-arrest equipment at 800 properties throughout the UK.

Kier Housing Maintenance specialises in providing tailored planned maintenance and responsive repairs, compliance and refurbishment projects in occupied properties across the UK.

PTSG has built up a large portfolio in the property development and maintenance sectors. Just one of many recent examples was a project undertaken for Clarendon, London N8. Engineers from PTSG Access & Safety Ltd installed new ManSafe and abseil systems to ensure operatives remain safe when carrying out maintenance services at the buildings. This ensured the new development is legally compliant with regulations.

PTSG company wins five-year Tesco contract

Guardian Electrical Compliance Ltd (Guardian), a constituent company of Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG), has signed a contract with Tesco for the provision of fixed wire inspection and test programmes over the next five years.

Tesco PLC, headquartered in Welwyn Garden City, is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by gross revenues and the ninth-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues. There are over 3,400 stores nationwide, including Tesco Extra, Tesco Metro and One Stop, and the company employs 450,000 people.

Guardian offers Complete Managed Compliance Service, which has evolved over a 25-year period. During this time its directors have chaired regular client dutyholder meetings, delivered over 70 National Electrical Safety Seminars and currently advise a client base of over 2,500 end users.

Of those 2,500 end users, Guardian works for Nestle, Adidas, GlaxoSmithKline, South Yorkshire Police and Siemens. The company regards its clients as partners for whom it delivers sustainable inspection and testing services for the foreseeable future.


PTSG company to provide specialist services for Kimberly Clark

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has received an order from Kimberly Clark to carry out fixed wire inspection and test programmes at three of its UK offices.

Engineers from Guardian Electrical Compliance Ltd (Guardian), a constituent company of PTSG Electrical Services Ltd, will begin work on this substantial project which will ensure electrical compliance at Kimberly Clark’s Flint, Barrow and Northfleet sites.

Kimberly Clark Corporation is an American multinational personal care corporation that produces mostly paper-based consumer products. Kimberly Clark brand name products include Kleenex, Scott and Wypall. In the UK the company has six office locations.

PTSG is one of the UK’s largest providers of compliance services. Engineers from its four business divisions carry out a wide range of specialist services contracts for customers throughout the UK and overseas, ensuring their buildings meet the latest regulations in the fields of access and safety, electrical services and fire solutions.

PTSG to deliver specialist services at HMP Durham

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to provide specialist electrical services at HMP Durham.

HM Prison Durham is a Georgian era reception Category B men’s prison, located in the Elvet area of Durham in County Durham, England. Built in 1819, the prison continues to be operated by Her Majesty’s Prison Service. Since 2005 it has been a male-only prison. It holds around 1,000 inmates.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will test and inspect the lightning protection system in place at the prison. Work includes verifying the installation is operating in accordance with the correct specification and compliant with all current legislation.

PTSG is one of the UK’s leading providers of design, installation, testing, inspection and maintenance of lightning protection and surge protection systems. During the inspections it carries out, the mechanical condition of all conductors, bonds, joints and earth electrodes is checked and the observations noted. These periodic inspections and tests indicate what maintenance, if any, is needed.

Please note that this story was published during the Coronavirus pandemic period. During this time, everyone at PTSG continues to adhere to all public health and government advice. This announcement is for information purposes only.

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