PTSG to provide protection for Churches

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has secured an order to test and inspect the lightning protection systems at 79 churches across the south-west of England.

The client is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often informally known as the LDS Church or Mormon Church. This is a nontrinitarian, Christian restorationist church that considers itself to be the restoration of the original church founded by Jesus Christ.

Upon completion of this contract, PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will have the opportunity to bid for the testing and inspection works of lightning protection systems at a further 279 churches UK-wide within the remit of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints.

PTSG has delivered specialist services at a wide range of historical or heritage buildings across all four of its business divisions. One particularly significant contract was for Historic Scotland, which saw engineers from PTSG Building Access Specialists provide specialist cleaning services using rope access techniques to remove unsightly vegetation and lamination from any stonework, restoring it to its original condition. PTSG worked on some of the country’s finest historical buildings including Edinburgh, Dumbarton and Stirling Castles and Glasgow Cathedral.

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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PTSG to deliver specialist services at Sunderland AFC

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to deliver specialist electrical services at Sunderland Association Football Club in Tyne and Wear.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will test and inspect the lightning protection system in place at the Stadium of Light – an all-seater stadium with the capacity to hold 49,000 spectators.

Sunderland AFC plays in League One, the third tier of English football. Since its formation in 1879, the club has won six top-flight titles (1892, 1893, 1895, 1902, 1913 and 1936), a total only bettered by five other clubs, and has finished runner-up five times.

PTSG Electrical Services Ltd is the UK market leader in the provision of lightning protection services, and is a member of the Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists (ATLAS). It is often recommended that systems are tested at intervals of 11 inspection and testing months, meaning that across a 12-year period, the system will have been tested throughout every season of the year.

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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PTSG to protect north-west gas terminal

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to provide specialist services at Rampside Gas Terminal in Cumbria.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will test and inspect the lightning protection system in place at the terminal, which is operated by Spirit Energy. The agreement was made with main contractor CBRE.

Production at Rampside Gas Terminal started in 1985 with the South Morecambe gas field. The North Morecambe terminal was built in 1992. The Rivers Fields Area was discovered in 1982. The terminal was built on a site used by the former Roosecote coal-fired power station.

PTSG and CBRE, the main contractor at Rampside Gas Terminal, have an established collaborative relationship and have delivered specialist services at a wide range of sites in different industry sectors. In 2018 the Group attended the CBRE Preferred Supplier of the Year Event for the third year running, held for CBRE’s specially selected supply chain partners. Shortly afterwards, PTSG serviced contracts with Dulux, BUPA and BT – all of which are under the CBRE umbrella.

PTSG to deliver compliance testing at Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has won a major contract to perform electrical testing works at Luton and Dunstable Hospital to ensure it is compliant, meeting the Electricity at Work Regulations (EaWR) 1989.

The contract will be carried out by Guardian Electrical Compliance Ltd, one of the constituent companies of PTSG, which became part of the Group in October 2018. Headquartered in Sheffield, it employs some of the industry’s most experienced and respected electrical engineers.

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital is an acute hospital run by the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. It provides medical and surgical services for over 350,000 people in Bedfordshire, the north of Hertfordshire and parts of Buckinghamshire.

Hospitals present a uniquely challenge environment in which to deliver specialist services. Depending on the hospital, access to all parts of the buildings needs to be planned meticulously to allow engineers to complete a shutdown, testing and reboot of circuits without absolute zero impact upon the 24/7 critical operation of the facility.

PTSG has previous experience of delivering electrical services in a live hospital environment, with projects completed at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.

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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PTSG signs new MoJ and Home Office contracts

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has signed a major new contract to deliver electrical services at 200 sites UK-wide for the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office.

PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will deliver portable appliance testing (PAT) and electrical installation condition reporting (EICR).

The Home Office is the ministerial department responsible for immigration, security and law and order. The Ministry of Justice is supported by 33 agencies and public bodies. Together, they help keep the UK’s citizens safe and secure around the clock.

Partnership working is integral to the work carried out by PTSG in all four of its business divisions and the Group has formed sustainable working relationships with first tier contractors and leading brands including Interserve, Balfour Beatty, Mitie, Marks and Spencer and the NHS – to name just a few.

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PTSG returns to the University of Bath

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has made a return to the University of Bath, one of the UK’s leading higher education institutions, which holds an impressive 9th place in the UK University Rankings.

Last year, engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd installed a lightning protection system on the new IAAPS (Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems) building. This has provided the university with the opportunity to increase momentum in developing future generations of zero emission vehicles.

This latest contract will see engineers carrying out lightning protection testing, cementing the already strong working relationship the Group has with the university.

PTSG has a large and rapidly growing portfolio of buildings in the education sector. The Group also provides services for universities in Sheffield, Hull, London, Newcastle, East Anglia and Birmingham – to name just a few. As a provider of multiple specialist services, PTSG delivers a full solution for a number of clients including Sheffield Hallam University, where engineers have provided fall arrest and electrical testing, as well as testing and maintaining the lightning protection system.

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PTSG performs specialist services at base of F-15

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been involved in a project to provide lightning protection services at RAF Lakenheath.

The Royal Air Force station, located near the village of Lakenheath in Suffolk, hosts United States Air Force units and personnel. The host wing is the 48th Fighter Wing, of which the Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle belongs.

PTSG’s engineers delivered repair work to the catenary lightning protection system in place at the base. This type of lightning protection system is thought of as a “horizontal” lightning air terminal. It is well suited to facilities that contain flammable and explosive materials or where the installation of traditional air terminals is challenging or impossible.

The F-15 is a stunning fighter plane offering next generation technologies including an advanced cockpit, AESA radar, digital electronic warfare suite, the world’s fastest mission computer and modern sensors to remain ahead of current and evolving threats. PTSG’s engineers were able to experience the fighter plane in action during this project.

PTSG has vast experience in delivering multi-disciplinary specialist services within secure, operational air force bases. In the past, its engineers have worked at RAF Marham in Norfolk, delivering essential upgrades to existing lightning protection systems. The Group has built up a wide portfolio in the aviation sector, with work extending abroad. This included providing specialist support to 12 individual site assets at the construction site of Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar. On its way to a successful solution, PTSG overcame unique challenges presented by working in an environment foreign to many of its engineers.

PTSG delivers specialist services alongside Knife Angel!

When engineers from Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) began a project to deliver repairs to a lightning protection system at Southwater Square in Telford, little did they know they would be joined by the “Knife Angel”, a 27ft-high sculpture which has gained huge local and national interest.

PTSG was contracted by long-term partner CBRE, a major real estate and investment company, to deliver electrical services at Southwater Square in Telford Town Centre.

On Saturday 01 March 2020, the Knife Angel was unveiled to crowds who had gathered to see the artwork, created by Alfie Bradley at the British Ironwork Centre to highlight the issue of knife crime. It is made of more than 100,000 flick knives, pen knives, machetes, samurai sword and kitchen knives confiscated by police forces across the UK.

Telford is the latest destination for the sculpture, which has been on a nationwide tour. One of PTSG’s engineers took a moment to take this photograph, directly opposite the site where the Group is delivering lightning protection repairs.

In addition to carrying out repairs to lightning and surge protection systems, PTSG also designs and installs bespoke systems for clients throughout the UK, as well as delivering specialist earthing services.

PTSG delivers lightning protection at Reading care home

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted by JW Bowkett Electrical Installations Ltd to provide specialist services at Shinfield View, a care home close to the city of Reading.

Shinfield View is a multi-award-winning care home providing residential, dementia, respite and day care to a maximum of 66 service users. It is rated ‘Outstanding in all areas’ by the Care Quality Commission – higher than 99.86% of all care homes in England.

With the standard for quality set extremely high, engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd are installing a full lightning protection system via roof tapes, down tapes and earth rods.

PTSG has become known as the UK’s leading provider of lightning protection services in the UK. The Group has centres of operation throughout England and Scotland and delivers a full range of services including the design, installation, test and maintenance of lightning protection, surge protection and specialist earthing systems.

The Group’s London-based office, trading as JW Gray Ltd, is believed to be the oldest trading company providing lightning protection services within the UK and possibly even Europe.

PTSG completes huge three-year energy-from-waste project

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has completed one of the largest projects it has ever undertaken in the field of lightning protection.

PTSG Electrical Services Ltd was initially contracted in December 2016 Urbaser Balfour Beatty (UBB) – partners in a joint venture to create and manage the Gloucester Energy from Waste Facility. PTSG’s engineers were given the task of installing a full lightning protection and earthing system at the new facility, which it completed at the end of 2019.

Residual waste is non-hazardous waste which cannot be recycled or reused and is therefore termed ‘residual’. The Gloucester Energy from Waste Facility, which is now operational at Javelin Park near Gloucester, significantly reduces the county’s dependence on landfill, whilst recovering value from waste in the form of electricity, recyclable metals, and aggregates.

Aside from safely dealing with residual waste, which cannot readily be recycled or composted, the facility generates the equivalent electricity to power 25,000 homes and contributes to Gloucestershire’s overall renewable energy production.

PTSG delivers the full range of lightning protection services – including the design, installation, test and maintenance of full systems for lightning protection, surge protection and specialist earthing.

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