PTSG’s Innovations for Safer, Smarter Buildings

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted all business to think carefully about the safety of its staff and customers for the ‘new normal’. Social distancing and rigorous sanitation measures are things that everyone can observe. However, businesses that are seen to be going the extra mile to try and eliminate the spread of the virus are the ones that will go from strength to strength.

Trinity Fire & Security Systems – part of PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd – has put together no fewer than 16 innovations for use by organisations in different sectors to keep users of their facilities safe – both staff and customers. The innovations are divided into the following four areas:

Removing touch points

This includes devices to enable people to exit and move through buildings without using their hands and facial recognition devices at terminals. These devices remove the need for security passes and fobs and actually speed up the usual processes.

Fever Monitoring

A mixture of fixed and mobile devices allow organisations versatility, with innovations including handheld, portable and fixed thermal fever screening and thermal facial recognition devices – which allow access at terminals by a facial image generated by a person’s body heat.

Social Distance Management

Density control systems, audible alerts and CCTV analytics are all ways for organisations to achieve the required social distancing in buildings. These devices monitor particular areas, remind people when their distancing is not at the required level and even detect when face masks are not being worn.

Portable Sanitising and Signage

Devices for the rapid dispensation of sanitiser and signage solutions are further ways to enable different organisations to take steps for stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Organisations of all kinds are welcome to contact PTSG for more information on these innovative devices to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in their facilities.

PTSG to make new London development fire-safe

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been appointed by Cogent Projects to install the commercial and residential sprinkler system at the new Marshgate development site in London.

It was recently announced that the design work has commenced on this upcoming project, which is located in close proximity to the Olympic Park, London Stadium and Pudding Mill Lane Station. The new development will include 75 high-specification apartments, incorporated within two towers (four and eight storeys high). They are situated on top of four floors of new work space offices with a combined floor space of over 5000m².

In addition to sprinkler systems, PTSG designs, installs and maintains dry and wet riser systems, tests and inspect fire hydrants and also provides fire safety training and risk assessments. The Group’s complete fire protection solutions ensure customers’ facilities remain safe and compliant. PTSG has built a strong reputation for providing a thorough and high-quality service, which is vital when the stakes are so high.

PTSG to make Crawley town centre regeneration scheme fire-safe

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to provide vital fire solutions at the major new Crawley town centre regeneration scheme.

Engineers from PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd will deliver the installation of the commercial sprinkler system and dry risers in a contract with LJJ Ltd Building Services Contractors.

Work on the Crawley regeneration scheme is underway with 91 apartments, set over nine storeys, being completed on the site of a former two-storey car park next to the current Town Hall.

The project, which was originally scoped to be completed in December 2021, involves the demolition of the existing Town Hall and the construction of a nine-storey building that will house the 41,000 sq. ft. Town Hall as well as 77,000 sq. ft. of commercial office space.

Once the new building is open, the remainder of the current Town Hall will be demolished to make way for the final phase of redevelopment, a 10-storey block featuring 182 apartments with ground floor commercial space opening on to a new public square.

PTSG extends contract with McCarthy and Stone

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG), which delivers fire solutions for McCarthy and Stone, has been awarded a significant extension to its contract with the developer and manager of retirement communities in the UK.

PTSG currently services dry risers, sprinklers and fire extinguishers at a large number of retirement communities throughout the UK. The extension to the contract will see engineers from PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd attend a further 39 sites nationwide to provide vital services.

McCarthy and Stone operates from four divisional offices and has a significant share of the UK retirement community market. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

PTSG is dedicated to making buildings safe and efficient for users via a wide number of specialist services. PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd – one of four discrete business divisions within the Group – undertakes a huge amount of work in the residential sector, delivering services which ultimately give people valuable peace of mind in their homes.

Unite awards two-year contract to PTSG

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to provide specialist fire solutions for Unite Students, which has recently acquired Liberty Living.

PTSG provided fire solutions for Liberty Living for eight years, which was the basis for the renewal of the contract with Unite Students. For the next two years, engineers from PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd will be delivering servicing, testing and repairs when required to dry and wet risers, sprinklers and fire hydrants in student accommodation UK-wide.

Unite Students provides purpose built student accommodation across the United Kingdom. Unite Students is the trading name for The Unite Group Plc, a London Stock Exchange listed real estate investment trust and a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

PTSG has built up a large portfolio in the higher education sector, providing specialist services for accommodation at the University of East Anglia, Oxford University and for Student Roost, a major student accommodation provider – to name just a few.

PTSG to protect new Edinburgh neighbourhood

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been appointed to provide Specialist fire solutions for the new Moda Springside development in Edinburgh.

In a contract with FES Group, the main contractor which offers buildings service solutions across a wide variety of market sectors, engineers from PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd will deliver residential sprinkler protection at the new Moda Living Springside development in Edinburgh.

Moda Living Ltd is a London-based British property development company focused on the private rental sector. Springside is a multi-award winning urban village located in Fountainbridge, in Scotland’s capital. Creating a new neighbourhood in the city, Springside will be home to 476 rental apartments, shops, bars, restaurants, extensive parks and a public square.

PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd has now been involved in all four of Moda Living’s main developments within the UK to date.

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.

Government demands new safety measures in residential buildings

On 2nd April 2020, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP announced new steps to reform the safety of residents on high-rise buildings. They include mandatory sprinkler systems and consistent wayfinding signage in all new high-rise blocks of flats over 11 metres tall.

The government’s construction expert, David Hancock, has also been appointed to review the progress of removing unsafe ACM claddings from buildings.

The new measures are a direct result of the Grenfell Tower fire on 14th June 2017 and the following review of building regulations and fire safety conducted by Dame Judith Hackitt.

The recommendations are warmly welcomed by Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG), whose Fire Solutions division has been designing, installing and maintaining sprinkler systems in residential and commercial buildings for a number of years.

Steve Griffiths, Managing Director of UK Sprinklers – a constituent company of PTSG Fire Solutions – said of the announcement: “It’s the most significant change to fire safety legislation in a generation. Reducing the threshold for requiring residential fire sprinklers from 30m to 11m will safeguard residents in many more properties and potentially save a great many lives in the future.”

On 14th June 2018, the anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy, a fire broke out in a 20-storey tower block in Lewisham, South London. The London Fire Brigade (LFB) brought the blaze under control an hour later, with the Metropolitan Police able to report no injuries. A sprinkler system installed by UK Sprinklers was activated in the tower block, suppressing the fire; the LFB stated that this was instrumental in ensuring there were no casualties.

Since it was founded in 2007, PTSG has been a strong advocate for health and safety in all its endeavours, many of which involve safety-critical procedures. Last month, the Group was awarded the prestigious RoSPA Gold Medal for eight consecutive Golds. In 2018, it received an International Safety Award with Distinction from the British Safety Council.

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 wins major contract with Cairn Homes

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has announced a new contract with Cairn Homes to provide sprinklers for residential units at a major new development in Dublin.

Engineers from PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd will provide residential sprinklers to units in seven new accommodation blocks at Griffith Wood, situated on the outskirts of Ireland’s capital. The development comprises 385 homes contained within the seven blocks and a terrace of houses. The development also includes a large basement sub-structure formed below six of the apartment blocks.

Founded in 2015 with the vision to be the most trusted, respected and safest homebuilder in Ireland, Cairn Homes has a number of current developments within and around Dublin, from Greystones to Naas and Maynooth. The company won the Excellence in Planning award at the KPMG Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Awards 2019.

PTSG installs residential sprinkler systems in accommodation blocks throughout the UK and Ireland. The company’s Fire Solutions division is increasingly called upon to ensure new developments are fire-safe. To date, no one has ever died in a fire with a sprinkler system in the household.

PTSG delivers more fire solutions for Wandsworth Council

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to provide specialist fire solutions for Wandsworth London Borough Council for a further two years.

The agreement will see PTSG’s engineers carry out the maintenance of dry riser systems for a number of buildings in the London borough – a service that the company provides for similar organisations UK-wide. Districts within the London Borough of Wandsworth include East and West Putney and Roehampton on the west side and Shaftesbury and Balham on the east.

PTSG offers a tailored service for a range of fire prevention and suppression systems in a variety of public and private buildings. From initial design and feasibility, through to installation, testing, replacement, maintenance and certification, the company’s highly skilled team provide a complete fire protection solution to ensure that customer facilities remain safe and compliant. The company has built a strong reputation for providing a thorough and high-quality service, which is vital when the stakes are so high.

PTSG strives to delight its customers and places customer service excellence alongside safety as its two primary objectives. That is why its all-time-high contract renewal rate of 88 per cent is a source of immense pride.

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