Premier Technical Services Group Ltd has been contracted to deliver specialist Access & Safety services for the London Fire Brigade.
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) is the fire and rescue service for the capital. Originally formed by the Metropolitan Fire Brigade Act 1865, it now employs around 6,000 staff, including 5,000 operational firefighters and officers based at 102 fire stations, plus one river station.
LFB firefighters and watch officers often visit residential and commercial premises to advise on hazard risk assessment and fire prevention. They also provide safety education to schools and youth groups. Each of the London boroughs has a central fire safety office that collates and coordinates fire prevention work in accordance with legislation, and they are supported by a dedicated team of specialist officers.
In this contract, engineers from PTSG Access & Safety Ltd will carry out testing of fall arrest systems in place at multiple sites for the London Fire Brigade. Such systems enable maintenance work to be carried out safely at height and testing is vital to ensure they remain fit for purpose and able to provide complete protection from falls.
PTSG Access & Safety Ltd is the original business division of the Group. It now has five independent business divisions, employing over 2,500 specialists who work from 47 centres of operations nationwide.