PFM magazine, one of the industry’s leading journals for the facilities management industry, has devoted the cover and main article of its latest issue to Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG).
The subject is industrial rope access, or abseiling. It is one of the main access techniques used by the Group’s engineers when performing specialist services on a building’s façade, such as high-level cleaning or remedial works.
As the article explains, industrial rope access offers a number advantages over scaffolding or mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). Rope access equipment is quick to assemble and remove, is unobtrusive and often allows buildings to operate as normal while works are carried out.
PTSG undertakes specialist services on a wide variety of buildings, from historic monuments to industrial chimney stacks and modern skyscrapers. Keeping buildings clean is not only important aesthetically but it also prevents them from falling onto disrepair.
For example, in a contract with Historic Scotland, the Group’s rope access engineers removed unsightly vegetation from the country’s outstanding castles including Edinburgh and Stirling. Vegetation can lead to damp problems and, over time, damage a building’s structural integrity. PTSG is proud to play a part in restoring and maintaining the UK’s heritage assets.
You can read the full article in this month’s PFM here: