Protection Installation Services Ltd

About Us

Kevin Whing established Protection Installation Services Limited in 2007 with a passion to build a business based on integrity, great quality product, fantastic customer relationships, value for money and the creation of apprenticeships. The latter reflected his desire to ensure apprentices had a much better experience than he did in 1980 and also that the quality of the people within the business would always be within the control of the company.

His fellow Directors, Dave Dalton, Gary Whing, Linda Whing & Ian McLean shared this vision. As a team they set about building a great workforce who care about delivering fantastic quality projects to customers at the price promised and within the timescale envisaged.

The business builds and installs both high and low voltage substation protection and control equipment and primary plant. Based in Gateshead, in the North East heartland of manufacturing, PISL engineers have worked the length and breadth of the UK and abroad. Training and development are paramount, and our engineers all have extensive experience and an established history in the energy supply sector working for National Grid, SPEN, SSE and various DNO electricity companies.

Our accreditations, ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001, confirm we are committed to delivering quality projects and we practice continuous improvement via development and training.

The business has retained all its apprentices and is now training the next generation. Very sadly Kevin is no longer with us but his legacy lives on and we are determined to ensure the vision and business he created continues to thrive and adapt. This means we continually focus on looking after our highly trained workforce so that they can keep delivering customer projects on time, on budget and to the highest quality.



—Our staff are trained in the following disciplines:

—NEBOSH Construction Certificate
IOSH Managing Safely
Safety Passport
CDM 2007 Awareness
First Aid at Work (3 day)
—Fibre Optic City & Guilds Certificate Level 2



—Our personnel hold the following accreditations:

—NG Competent Person/Person (including live working)
EUSR Registered
NPG Authorised and Key Holders
SSE C1 and C3 Authorised Personnel
The following have been held and we are experienced in SPEN (including live working) and TP144A Site Management


Major Projects

—Our staff have extensive experience in the
power generation & transmission/distribution industry
over the past 30+ years working on some
major projects in the UK such as:-

—Northfleet 400/132kV GIS/AIS Project
—Immingham 400kV GIS Project
Monk Fryston 275kV MSCDN Project
—Littlebrook 400kV GIS Project
Harker 400kV GIS Project
Hurst 275kV MSCDN Project
Elstree 400kV GIL/AIS Project
Heysham/Stannah 400kV NICAP Project
Menwith Hill 33/11kV Project


Site Infrastructure

Site set up read for operation including:-

Site Cabins
Mess Facilities
Secure Lock-up
IOSH trained personnel present on each site


Site Managment

Site Manager responsible for ensuring the
operation runs to programme at each location.

All personnel are trained in accordance with current CDM regulations.

Management includes:-
Attendance at site inaugural meetings
Weekly progress reports including working log,
accident & near miss reporting.

Participation in liaison meetings where required.