September Employee of the month

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Gareth Hawes

Congratulations Gareth, the company has awarded you this months employee of the month for your consistent efforts and talent which has been recognised not only by us but clients also. Great input on your task instruction and risk assessment Showing great awareness in this industry, we would also like to thank you for fixing plant saving a considerable expense to the company well done.”

Dave Ferris – Supervisor

Putney Bridge

As of 14 July 2014, Putney Bridge was closed for three months, except to pedestrians and dismounted cyclists, to undergo essential repairs by Wandsworth council to protect the bridge from damage caused by water penetration, which has contributed to the grade 2 listed structure’s poor road surface. While the bridge was closed for repair the original lighting columns and lanterns, which date back to 1886, have been refurbished by lighting specialist JW UK. The install was over seen by our very own Andy Jones.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe lanterns themselves were originally gas fed and have had a number of updates including Sox, Son and cdott.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe finished article looks amazing with the public regularly stopping to tell us so.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERANot often you will see Putney Bridge this quiet.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe lanterns have now been converted to a Phillips fast flex LED system which will dramatically improve running costs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

August Employee Of The Month

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August Employee Of The Month

Dave Hawkins

“Dave has performed to an exceptional standard, working on one of our London contracts testing and inspecting street furniture. He has continuously worked unsociable hours over many months for this contract to be completed efficiently. This has helped to retained a good working relationship with our client and led to future works with them.”

Martyn Park-Carpenter – Contracts Manager

July Employee Of The Month

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GARETH HAWES

“In his short space of time at PSR lighting Gareth has shown extreme enthusiasm for the job. He has been excellent at communication with PSR supervisors and site management alike. Exhibiting professionalism and a conscious understanding of the work. Well done Gareth. Deserved.”

Andy Jones, Supervisor

“Congratulations Gareth for winning employee of the month. Gareth has excelled extremely well in a short period of time since being employed, well done Gareth, keep up the good work!”

Dave Ferris, Supervisor

June Employee Of The Month

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June Employee Of The Month

ANDY JONES and DAVE FERRIS, PSR Supervisors

“Well done and thank you for all your hard work”

Shaun O’Neill, Director

“During this period, with management on holiday and the great news of a director’s new-born addition to his family, both PSR supervisors Andy and Dave stepped up above and beyond. They ensured that PSR’s core values were delivered. Our communication, quality and dedication to our clients was recognised and appreciated. Directors and management applaud this level of dedication at PSR and proves why we are a thriving company in this industry.”

Martyn Park-Carpenter, Contracts manager

Domestic

Domestic Work

PSR Lighting and Signs Ltd are expanding their professional horizons into a more commonly known sector in the electrical industry. To reach all our potential customers, we are using new SEO techniques that will speak for themselves when the results come! Domestic work can range from an added socket outlet, to a complete rewire of an existing building, Wiring of new build properties and full Initial Inspection and Testing as well as Periodic Condition Reporting of existing Installations. PSR Lighting and Signs Employ qualified and competent Electricians with vast experience with dealing with domestic properties, clients/customers and the inherent hurdles that this type of work can produce.

PSR Understand that in a domestic property the key goal is to ensure the customer is happy with every aspect of the work, just like when you are expecting the best results for your new roofing from palmabeach, click resources to learn more. We know it is key to ensure all works carried out are neat, tidy and all mess made is cleaned and tidied before leaving the property. Client feedback is key in the Domestic industry as we know the best advertisement is by word-of-mouth. PSR understand that client and contractor relationships are crucial in making it in the Domestic Industry.

Understandably in a Domestic Property there are issues to contend with, these include carpeted floors, furnished properties and little to no access into loft spaces. This is why PSR employ electricians that are capable and competent at lifting and replacing carpets, floorboards and moving furniture. Properties are left in the same state as at the beginning of the day. PSR also know that to carry out these works than the power supply will be interrupted during the course of the day, this is always agree with the tenant/client prior to isolating the supply and only for the shortest possible time.

PSR employ electricians that are Polite, courteous and professional to carry out all works that are asked of them. All of our electricians are able to give you advice about what is best practice in your property.

PSR lighting and signs have the professional ability and competence to carry out all of your domestic electrical needs. These might include Fault Finding and Rectification, Consumer Unit Replacements/Upgrades to current IET wiring Regulations (BS7671:2011), Outdoor and garden lighting, Function and decorative lighting including new LED Technology to save money on your electricity bill, and supplying power to your shed or garage and all electrical works you may wish to have done.

Commercial Work

PSR Lighting and Signs Ltd are also expanding into the commercial sector, Commercial work can range from an additional 3 phase socket outlet for general purposes, to a complete new installation powering large commercial machinery. Initial Inspection and Testing and Periodic Condition Reporting of existing Installations are key to ensure the continued safety of the installation for all those working in the vicinity of electrical equipment. PSR Lighting and Signs Employ qualified and competent Electricians with vast experience with dealing with commercial properties, clients/customers and the inherent hurdles that this type of work can produce.

PSR Understand that in commercial properties efficiency is key and interrupting the working day can impact on the finances of the core business and that is why PSR offer an out-of-hours mantra for all works that the client agrees requires to be complete in times of little/no trade, for both safety and cost efficiency. PSR is very much client focused and offering this service enforces this.

Understandably in a Commercial property there are issues to contend with, these include working within any clients SSoW (Safe Systems of Work) which may consist of RAMS (Risk Assessment and Method Statements), as well as working out-of-hours and working around machinery and workers in the property, communication and professionalism is key here.

This is why PSR employ Electricians that are capable and competent at conducting Risk assessments as well in interpreting generic RAMS that may be produced by the Client or PSR itself. PSR also know that to carry out these works, the power supply will be interrupted during the course of the works, this is always agree with the client/customer/manager prior to isolating the supply and only for the shortest possible time, this ensures as little disruption as possible

PSR employ electricians that are Polite, courteous and professional to carry out all works that are asked of them. All of our electricians are able to give you advice about what is best practice in that environment.

PSR lighting and signs have the professional ability and competence to carry out all of your commercial electrical needs. These might include Fault Finding and Rectification, Consumer Unit Replacements/Upgrades to current IET wiring Regulations (BS7671:2011), Outdoor, Function and decorative lighting including new LED Technology to save money on your electricity bill, and offering a maintenance contract for your interior and exterior lighting as well as condition reporting as a requirement to comply to The Electricity at Work Regulations (EAWR) for the internal installation and external electrical equipment.

Landlord Work

PSR Lighting and Signs Ltd offer a service to all landlords for the provision of carrying out Condition Reporting of existing installations, keeping an installation in good, safe working order is a requirement of the EAWR and BS7671:2011 as well as the

Landlords and Tenants Act (1995). There are a number of situations in which this condition report needs to be carried out; change of occupant, a minimum of 10 years between reports and prior to selling properties. PSR are looking to work with a number of Estate agents to carry out this service for all rented properties.

PSR Employed Electrician have the professional ability to carry out these reports with agreement with the client/tenant as to the extent of the inspections to be made as well as any remedial works to be carried out. This includes; Consumer Unit Replacements/Upgrades to current IET wiring Regulations (BS7671:2011) and any remedial works required to bring the installation to a safe standard for continued use.

Electric Car Charging Points

PSR Lighting and Signs Ltd are expanding their professional horizons into a growing and ever more popular part of the electrical industry; Electric Car Charging Points. In an ever more efficient economy it is becoming more common practice for the general public to use electric cars. Therefore it is necessary for there to be readily available dedicated charging points for these vehicles. PSR are currently in the process of these works within the South East of England. The introduction of these pieces of equipment have required new legislation to be produces in the form of; IET Code of Practice for Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installations. This covers the installation, maintenance, testing and safe practices of Electric Vehicle Chargers.

PSR Electricians have knowledge of the above CoP and can install Charging units, providing that there is adequate provision for the installation these can be installed in most locations (advice from the DNO may be required as clusters of these installations can cause disruption to end users in neighboring installations).

All works are carried out to BS7671:2011 and the IET CoP for Electrical Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation. PSR are gaining knowledge of these installations and equipment as the market progresses to make them more readily available.

Training

PSR Lighting and Signs Ltd are committed to providing its workforce with the best training available, the HEA and LANTRA have joined to provide accredited training to the Highway Industry. The HEA recognize training from Industry accepted sources, such as IPAF, St Johns Ambulance/Red Cross (etc.), ALMI, City and Guilds, CITB, CPCS and many more. PSR have identified a gap in the Market for offering LANTRA training in the South East of England.

PSR Lighting and Signs Ltd are expanding from installation and client focus, into a more academic industry. PSR understand that in this day in age training is key, for both winning jobs as well as the safety of its staff. That is why PSR have decided to take the leap into delivering training. Over the coming months PSR will create Training center policies, procedures and documentation that will allow them to gain accreditation from the HEA and LANTRA to deliver courses that are tailored for the street lighting industry. These courses range from basic, entry level Health and Safety in the workplace, to Construction Design Management Awareness and Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Highway Electrical Systems. PSR are not just planning on delivering training to the street lighting industry, it is also in the process of becoming an IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) Training Centre which will allow them to instruct in the safe use of 1b, 3a+3b Type machines (Static Boom, Scissor Lift* + Mobile Boom*). Being such a niche market, Trainers in the Street Lighting industry (HEA and LANTRA Approved Trainers) are few and far between and you can pay a premium for short notice courses and the convenience of the trainer travelling to your place of work. PSR will happily accommodate short notice courses (Agreement from the HEA would be required) as well as travelling to your place of work to carry out this training (Providing you have sufficient space and facilities for the trainer to offer the course in an effective manor). * – Training provided for future use – 3a and 3b will not be offered as a training course in the near future but we have the qualifications to train but not the environment.

A30 Launceston

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Gary Taylor-Harris – PSR Lighting and Signs

TASK INSTRUCTION

Take down and relocate 2no advance directional signs. Install passive jerol posts in sockets installed by others. Remove old posts by cutting posts 150mm below ground level. Induction booked onsite for 0730.

 

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Old sign to be removed

RISK ASSESSMENTS REVIEWED

Removal of advance directional sign. Cut down/removal Of signage posts Install jerol posts Installation of advance directional sign

SKILLS REQUIRED

MEWP operative, 2no people working at height. Lorry mounted crane operative Signage installation

 

INDUCTION

Induction booked with Trevor Arnold of the Highways Agency at 730 pm As per Job notes. A mistake had been made on this part and the client wanted to induct 0730am and PSR was informed it would be 1930pm. As a change of plan Trevor inducted myself to then induct Steve and Rob because of Trevor’s prior engagements and I was local to Trevor. Therefore with the traffic management in place for the foreseeable future PSR was able to press forward with plans to start at 1930.

KEY ISSUES RAISED IN THE INDUCTION

Hospital locations Requirements on PPE Local recent issues An operative being crushed when a lorry was reversing, so always use a banksman -A near miss reported of a crane swinging his load over a live carriageway -All near misses or accidents need to be reported to Trevor Site rules Company polices Site specific details BT ducts run in between curb line and edge of concrete base for foundations at a depth of 600mm via trial holes. Agreed we would not put jack legs anywhere near this area. Trevor wanted to be advised when we was on and off site.

CARRYING OUT THE TASK INSTALLATION OF PASSIVE POSTS

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Pre cast base with pots installed

Steve and Rob carried out the installation of the jerol posts into the precast sockets. Importantly they made sure the posts were at the same height by marking the posts at the same point on each post and making sure they were level. This was important because the sign would need to be attached to the posts fully on both sides. Steve was controlling the lorry mounted crane and Rob was slinging and being Steve’s banksman whilst controlling the posts.

REMOVAL OF SIGNS

I took on the task of removing the existing signs. I could secure the sign on the MEWP whilst performing the controls on the tower. As the sign was coming down there was a few Clips that wouldnt come off and needed to be cut off. All nuts and bolts on the clips were removed due to questioned integrity of the thread.

REMOVAL OF OLD POSTS

This was carried out by the three of us. First we followed the job notes by digging down 150mm and cutting the posts down. We used a disc cutter for the cutting. As Steve started the cutter the start cord broke. The posts seemed to have a certain amount of movement so we agreed to try to break the concrete cap and lifting the posts out instead. This was carried out in a controlled manor.

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Old signs and posts removed

INSTALLATION OF SIGNS ONTO NEW POSTS

This take was carried out by all three of us. I was in the MEWP, Steve and Rob prepared the signs with bolts and securing braces for the bolts. We Installed the bottom panel of the ADS First. To get the mounting height of the sign we measured the signs total length Which was 3450mm. To add a gap between the signs this was increased to 3500mm. To hide the posts behind the sign we measured the top of the sign to the first rail, this was 60mm. I then subtracted half that value to move the sign up to cover the top of the posts. We then measured 3470mm from the top of the posts and this was the level of mounting height. This also married in with the given mounting height of 2000mm. The sign also had to Have a widthways clearance from the curb line of 1000mm. This worked out perfectly because then the sign was central with 800mm overhang of sign either side of the posts. With the first panel installed it was a case of placing the next 3no panels on top With clips holing the sign in place. With myself operating the MEWP Steve passed up the next 3no panels via A frame ladders. We made sure each panel lined up with each other via the text and diagrams on the Sign face. We then installed the second sign which was in one section. This was too heavy to carry by myself and in couldn’t be passed up due to the weight of it. We Decided Rob would help me.  To get the sign level one side was installed then a spirit level was used to make sure it was level. We then Put a covering of top soil of 100mm over the concrete base. Site was then Cleared of materials and tools and Trevor was contacted to let him know the job was completed.

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New posts and signs installed

JOB COMPLETED

Upon reflection the top sign should have been held in place via the lorry mounted crane. This has to go down as a near miss and will be looked at in the company’s method statements.

May 2014

PSR helping Kent go green!! We have been asked to install 10 car charging points around Kent. Is it time to start looking at an electric car?

April 2014

PSR are the preferred contractor to work with Ward Homes.  QUIVEIR PARK, BOW ARROW LANE, DARTFORD, The lighting contract includes over 60 new DW Windsor Bollards, 35 new  lighting columns.

Ward Homes have opted for PSR due to the excellent working relationship and reliability of PSR.

Taylor Wimpy Award PSR the contract for new Lighting at the Oakwood Hospital Site in Barming Maidstone.

Walker Construction opt for PSR to help complete junction improvements at Hawkinge /A20

Denne Construction Use PSR in two new sites in Harlow. Street Lighting and new road signage as a all in one package.

More to follow…………..