Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to test and inspect the lightning protection systems at RAF Menwith Hill – a key site in the protection of the United Kingdom and the USA.

Royal Air Force Menwith Hill, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, provides essential communications and intelligence support services to the United Kingdom and the United States. As such, the site sees close working between the MOD and the US Department of Defense.

Lightning protection systems are key to making sure a premises suffers from no structural damage caused by electrical storms. Moreover, they also ensure nobody on site is injured by lightning strikes.

Engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd carry out testing and inspections on lightning protection systems, such as those at RAF Menwith Hill, everywhere in the UK. PTSG has vast experience in delivering multi-disciplinary specialist services within secure, operational air force bases. In the past, its engineers have worked at RAF Marham in Norfolk, delivering essential upgrades to existing lightning protection systems. The Group has built up a wide portfolio in the aviation sector, with work extending abroad. This included providing specialist support to 12 individual site assets at the construction site of Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar. On its way to a successful solution, PTSG overcame unique challenges presented by working in an environment foreign to many of its engineers.

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