Bradley Environmental Consultants Ltd are a leading national provider of asbestos, legionella, workplace exposure monitoring, training and health & safety services.

With 6 regional offices across the UK and a UK wide customer profile, we pride ourselves in being your trusted partner for workplace Health, Safety and Risk Management solutions providing a variety of specialist consultancy services.

We work within a wide range of business sectors including Universities, NHS Trusts, Councils and many national organisations, including many High Street names and national brands to name just a few.

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Find the answers to your queries in our FAQs on asbestos and water hygiene.

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What is asbestos?

Asbestos is the common name for a variety of naturally occurring silicate minerals that are fibrous in structure. This mineral occurs in many parts of the world, the main sites of commercial asbestos mining and production are;

  • Canada,
  • the Soviet Union, and;
  • Southern Africa.

Asbestos containing rock is crushed and milled at the mining site to produce raw asbestos of various grades.

There are six types of asbestos which fall into two category’s of fibre type. The two asbestos fibre types are Serpentine (curly, wavy fibres) and Amphibole (needle like fibres).

Of the six types of asbestos the three most commercially utilised are;

  • Chrysotile (White – Serpentine),
  • Amosite (Brown – Amphibole), and;
  • Crocidolite (Blue – Amphibole).

The other three types of asbestos are amphibole fibre types and are far less common. These are:

  • Anthophylite,
  • Tremolite, and;
  • Actinolite.

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Do all places of work require a Legionella Risk Assessment?

Simply put, yes all places of work do require a legionella risk assessment.


The HSE Approved Code of Practice for The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems (L8) applies to any business where water is used or stored (for example sinks, taps, showers, water tanks, toilets, hot and cold water supply) and where there is a means of creating and transmitting water droplets which may be inhaled, thereby causing a reasonably foreseeable risk of exposure to legionella bacteria.

This will include care homes, hotels, guest houses, spa's and leisure centres, dental and GP surgeries, health care premises, NHS, schools, universities, colleges and all commercial, manufacturing and distribution sites.

If you have water on site that people can be exposed to, you need to undertake a Legionella Risk Assessment and manage the risk from legionella bacteria.

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What services do we offer?

Bradley Environmental Consultants pride themselves in being the Trusted partner for workplace Heath, Safety and Risk Management solutions. With offices in the West Midlands, West Yorkshire, Lancashire, North Wales and Scotland, we provide a variety of specialist consultancy services including:

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What is your legal duty to manage asbestos in buildings?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that it will be visiting a range of businesses and organisations to check how asbestos is managed, ensuring that those responsible for managing asbestos have the correct arrangements in place.

The latest HSE campaign Asbestos: Your Duty launched on 15th January 2024, to target thoseresponsible for managing asbestos in the building, improve understanding and emphasises the legal duty to manage. 

The legal duty to manage asbestos includes a range of buildings such as workplaces like offices and factories, as well as museums, schools, hospitals, and places of worship,

The legal responsibility of managing asbestos typically falls to the 'duty holder'. The role of duty holders must be identified within your organisation, but typically is the person who is the building owner, business owner, the landlord of the premises or the persons/organisation with responsibility for the building’s maintenance or repair.

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