Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is currently on site at the University of Birmingham undertaking specialist electrical testing.

Established in 1825, the University of Birmingham was the first English civic or ‘red brick’ university to receive its own royal charter. It has the seventh-largest student population in the UK, with 23,155 undergraduate and 12,605 postgraduate students.

The university is home to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, housing works by Van Gogh, Picasso and Monet; the Shakespeare Institute; the Cadbury Research Library, home to the Mingana Collection of Middle Eastern manuscripts; the Lapworth Museum of Geology; and the 100-metre Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower, which is a prominent landmark visible from many parts of the city. “Old Joe” remains the tallest freestanding clock tower in the world.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd are currently on site to carry out tests to the lightning protection system in place at the university’s campus. Periodic testing of such systems is a legal requirement to ensure they remain fully functional and able to protect structures and users in the event of an electrical storm.

PTSG is active at a great many universities, colleges and schools throughout the UK, where engineers deliver a wide variety of specialist services from its five business divisions: Access & Safety, Electrical Services, Building Access Specialists, Fire Solutions and Water Treatment.

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