Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has completed a specialist services contract for Edinburgh’s oldest and most successful football club Heart of Midlothian (Hearts).

Working in partnership with Hearts, PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd was contracted to paint the structural roof support trusses in place at the stadium. The out-of-season contract was based on a six-week programme that was concluded within both time scale and budget.

During the close-season, Hearts knew it was necessary to refurbish its playing surface. This presented the opportunity to allow cherry pickers onto the pitch to safely undertake the re-painting of the stadium’s high-level roof trusses with a 25-year life paint specification. At the same time, the club also took the opportunity to replace its existing floodlights, which were at the end of their life expectancy, being nearly 30 years old.

“It is always a pleasure working with the Hearts team, who have a great work ethic and understanding of the importance of maintenance to the stadium,” commented Mark Perfect Junior, Rope Access Contracts Manager for PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd.

PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd is one of the Group’s five business divisions. Its engineers are experts in performing all kinds of specialist services at height on tall buildings and structures. Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPS), or “cherry pickers”, are just one technique for working effectively at height. PTSG’s engineers are also trained in abseil techniques, ladders, scaffolding and reach-and-wash for high-level window cleaning.

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