Two Electrical Specialists from Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) have just returned from a visit to the Falkland Islands. The company was invited to meet with the Ministry of Defence there.
Simon Greenwood, Director of Specialist Earthing and Surge, and Liam Riley, Estimating Director (Eastern), visited RAF Mount Pleasant, a Royal Air Force Station in the British Overseas Territory of the islands. It is the newest permanent airfield in the RAF and the station provides a base for air-defence and transport operations in the south Atlantic. It is home to No. 905 Expeditionary Air Wing, part of British Forces South Atlantic Islands. The wing comprises three RAF flights, which operate a range of aircraft.
PTSG has a successful record of delivering specialist services at air bases and airports both in the UK and overseas. In 2013, working with multiple stakeholders within the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, PTSG successfully delivered essential lightning protection systems upgrades within a secure operational Royal Air Force base in Norfolk.
Since then, the Group has delivered a full range of specialist services at Heathrow Airport, for which Adam Davies (PTSG Fire Solutions Ltd) recently won Account Director of the Year at the PFM Partnership Awards. The company has also delivered a number of niche specialist services on behalf of Manchester Airport Group and, further afield, the Group has delivered inspection and certifications for lightning protection systems at Hamad International Airport, Qatar.
Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) – West Midlands and South West
PTSG provide Lightning Protection, Power Earthing and Specialist Access Services working nationwide.
Due to continued expansion we have a vacancy for an adult learner to work alongside our existing team learning how to be a lightning conductor fitter through On Site Assessment Training.
Please note due to the location of our existing workforce we require the applicant to live in the Tamworth or Bristol area.
The works will involve the installation and upgrade of lightning protection systems on buildings and structures in line with BSEN62305 across a variety of sites throughout the West Midlands and South West of the country.
The applicant must be highly motivated and be physically fit/able and comfortable working at height, with the desire and motivation to work outdoors as part of a 2 man team.
Upon successful completion of the OSAT you will be receive an NVQ qualification which require training in the following:
- Lightning Protection materials & components
- Lightning Protection standards and working regulations
- Safe use of hand tools
- Safe use of Ladders
- Application of fall restraint systems and full body harnesses
- Working at Height awareness
- Use of abrasive wheels
- IPAF – Mobile Elevated Working Platform
- PASMA – Scaffold tower erecting and dismantling
- SSSTS – Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme
- Full, valid UK Driving Licence
- Full time permanent position
- Salary based on 47.5 hours per week minimum
- 20 Day holiday plus Bank Holidays
CV Applications are welcomed and should be forwarded to:
Jon Gilday – Operations Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: – 07779 889933
Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG), which undertakes a significant amount of work in the field of fire solutions in public and private high-rise buildings, has welcomed today’s announcement by the government for a major investment in safer cladding in 150 private high-rise blocks in England.
The catalyst for the major £200m investment was, of course, the Grenfell fire of 2017 in which 72 people lost their lives. In one of the UK’s worst modern disasters, it took just minutes for the fire to spread upwards and around all four sides of the building, engulfing it in flames.
PTSG’s rope access and fire solutions teams have worked on a number of private and public sector building removing and replacing cladding over the last 12 months. The team consists of some of the industry’s leading building access specialists.
Commenting on the disaster at the time, Paul Atkins of PTSG’s fire solutions southeast team, told BBC London: “If they’d had a sprinkler system the fire would have been deluged before it got to the cladding. People would’ve had plenty of time to leave the building. To date no-one has ever died in a fire with a sprinkler system in the household.”
All PTSG’s sprinkler systems for commercial and residential buildings are installed in accordance with the BS9251 standard and wet risers are installed to the current BS9990 2015 standard. PTSG’s specialist Building Access and Fire Solutions teams offer a wide range of services to ensure the safety of building users in the event of a fire, including safe cladding installation, wet and dry-risers installation and maintenance, sprinklers and other extinguisher systems, fire alarms and emergency lighting installation and testing.
Premier Technical Services Group PLC (PTSG) has continued its commitment to charitable events with its participation in the Mallory 100 Plop Enduro 2019.
350 riders took part, with teams of four taking turns to ride a Honda C90 during the eight-hour endurance race. Such is the popularity of the Plop Enduro that it attracts some of the UK’s top riders, with the likes of regular competitor and British Superbike (BSB) race winner Richard Cooper and World Supersport and BSB rider Kyle Eyde taking part this year.
PTSG’s Mark Brackenbury, Group SHE Advisor, cut short his holiday in order to take part in the race on Saturday 27th April, which began in heavy rain. Without suitable tyres for such conditions and being one rider down (who failed to turn up), things weren’t looking good. To add to the team’s troubles, the exhaust studs on the Honda C90 sheared at around 11am. Just before lunch, the front wheel bearings had collapsed. However, the front wheel was swapped, the chain tightened and, following a one-hour lunch, Mark’s team got back onto the track in 71st place.
The afternoon went much better and the team completed the race in 39th position in the C90 class and 58th position overall, completing 183 laps with a best lap time of 1:44.19 racing for 7:22.33. (This was after the second bike retired due to a gearbox failure)
The event enjoyed another excellent turnout. PTSG is yet to find out how much the race generated for charity but is delighted to have made a contribution.