A hotel guest has died after contracting Legionnaires' disease and another fell ill following a stay at the same place, it has been revealed.

The Feathers Hotel, in Ludlow, Shropshire, has voluntarily closed to the public on advice of health bosses.

Public Health England said that tests have shown links between Legionella bacteria found in water samples from the hotel and the two guests involved.

Hotel death caused by Legionella bacteria

The deceased was a woman in her 60s and she is understood to have died in mid-August 2017. The other guest was a woman in her 70s who recovered after being diagnosed in April 2017.

A consultant with PHE West Midlands Health Protection Team, said as soon as the Legionella bacteria was identified, the hotel's affected rooms were closed. An improvement notice was issued and the hotel carried out the improvement work.

The hotel is writing to guests who stayed at the hotel in the past two weeks to advise them to make contact if they have experienced any symptoms of the disease after potentially fatal legionella bacteria was in water samples taken from the site

Your Legal Requirements

It is a legal duty to carry out a risk assessment to identify and assess whether there is a risk posed by exposure to Legionella from the hot and cold water system or any work associated with it.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 place strict obligations on ALL building owners and employers to undertake a Water and Legionella Risk Assessment on all buildings where there is a foreseeable risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria, this includes hotels, pubs and clubs, restaurants, leisure clubs, retail premises and offices. This also applies to those who provide residential accommodation or who are responsible for the water system(s) in their premises.

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Solution

Bradley Environmental offer professional Legionella Risk Assessments and Testing to help compliance with current UK Health and Safety regulations. The Legionella risk assessment will be undertaken by a fully qualified and competent consultant and in accordance with The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems (L8 ACOP), which will assess the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria from work activities and water systems present on site.

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Bradley Environmental will pay a one-off payment of up to £1,500 to qualified* candidates who apply directly to the company, who commence employment and are retained for a period of three months’ continuous service.

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The payment will be made to the candidate (subject to Tax and NI) in first full pay period.

If the candidate leaves (for any reason other than redundancy) before three months’ continuous service, then the company may claw back the payment from wages on the following slide scale:

  • Within 1 month of commencement - £1,500.00
  • Within 2 months of commencement - £1,000.00
  • Within 3 months of commencement - £500.00

Any employee who leaves after 3 months’ continuous service will not be liable to repay any of the incentive payment.

The company reserves the right to withdraw the scheme at any time, however the company will honour payments to any qualifying successful candidates who are in the recruitment process at the time of withdrawal.

*Qualified candidates are defined as those that hold:

BOHS Proficiency Certificates or industry equivalent for Asbestos roles.
BOHS Proficiency Certificates or City and Guilds Qualifications for Legionella Risk Assessment (or industry equivalents).
NEBOSH General Certificate or Diploma for Health and Safety Consultants (or industry equivalents).

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Bradley Environmental Consultants Ltd has gained a ‘shop window’ with some of the biggest companies in the construction sector by joining Achilles BuildingConfidence – the UK construction industry accreditation and risk management scheme.

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Bradley Environmental Consultants, which has over 140 staff and provides UKAS Accredited Asbestos Inspections and Testing services across the UK, will now be able to share, via an online platform, its performance in key business areas, such as health and safety, environment, quality and compliance.

In total, 19 national and international construction companies have selected Achilles BuildingConfidence as their preferred standard for supplier pre-qualification. They use a standardised pre-qualification questionnaire to streamline the procurement process and manage risk consistently among 2,000 suppliers. Achilles then carries out desktop and physical audits of the information.

Lee Brunsden, Manager of Achilles BuildingConfidence, said: “By demonstrating a clear commitment to health and safety, environment, quality and compliance, Bradley Environmental Consultants has shown itself to be a role model for other construction companies, and put itself in the best possible position to secure a pipeline of work opportunities from major construction buyers.”

Steve Flynn on behalf of Bradley Environmental Consultants said: “We believe that the Achilles accreditation can help accelerate our business growth by connecting Bradley Environmental Consultants with buyers who are looking for qualified Asbestos Inspection and Testing specialists who can be measured against industry standards and policies. We understand the importance of being visible to new Clients which creates the opportunity for us to enter new Markets.”

Bradley Environmental attained their new industry qualification following Audits in April 2017.

Achilles BuildingConfidence is run by a Steering Group of construction buyers. In the last three years, members have seen a 52% reduction in non compliances in issues linked to ethics, a 42% fall in non-compliance on health and safety, a 50% drop in non-compliance around risk assessment and a three-fold increase in demand for audits.

Bradley Environmental Consultants pride themselves in being the trusted partner for your Asbestos Risk Management solutions. Our unrivalled 26+ years’ experience and extensive nationwide presence make Bradley Environmental uniquely placed to provide construction companies with expert consultancy on asbestos risk management issues.

With branches in Birmingham, Wakefield, Blackpool and North Wales, we provide specialist UKAS Accredited Asbestos Surveying, Laboratory Analysis, Asbestos Fibre Air Monitoring, Consultancy and Asbestos Removal Management services nationwide.

About Achilles:

  • Achilles is one of the world’s largest service providers of global supply chain risk management solutions with more than 1,000 people working in 22 countries.
  • We work on behalf of over 860 buying organisations, from 9 industry sectors, to collect, validate and maintain essential data about more than 133,000 suppliers. This allows buying organisations to gain visibility of their suppliers’ capabilities and compliance before making important sourcing decisions. With an understanding of their supply chains, buying organisations can proactively identify and mitigate potential risks to protect people, planet and profit.
  • We operate unique supply chain communities where steering groups, comprising leading buyers from each industry, work collaboratively to agree the common standards suppliers need to meet in order to be eligible to do business with them.
  • With one, standardised approach per industry, buying organisations can raise standards consistently in any geographic location in which they operate, and easily connect with credible and qualified suppliers worldwide. Suppliers gain a dedicated ‘shop window’ where they can promote their services to some of the biggest buying organisations in the world. They also gain a clear understanding of the steps they must take in order to qualify for work.
  • Our solutions enable businesses to make informed, strategic decisions to minimise cost and turn common industry challenges into sources of competitive advantage.

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The Safety Assured Scheme is designed to help small and medium companies comply with Health and Safety legislation. The compliance services provided in the Safety Assured Scheme can be tailored to suit your companies needs, as and when you need them.

This flexible approach offers small and medium companies a cost-effective way to receive professional advice. Further more, fees can be paid for in monthly instalments to spread the cost over a year.

Large organisations can also benefit from our Safety Assured Scheme. For example, our consultants can provide professional support and guidance for your in-house Health and Safety employees

The Safety Assured Scheme provides a wide range of Health and Safety and Compliance services, including risk assessments, audits, inspections, reviews and safety training. Our expert team of consultants can act as your point of contact for Health and Safety advice, as part of your legal obligations.

Our Safety Assured team will check over your company and let you know what actions you need to take to ensure your safety, your people’s safety, and the public’s safety.

Different types of businesses can have very different risks and requirements. The Safety Assured team has specialists from a wide range of industries, so you can be sure you’re dealing with someone who knows the particular needs of your field.

The Safety Assured Scheme allows you to buy as much or as little assistance as you require and is totally flexible in how you choose to use the services offered. 

OK, I'm interested what do I do next?

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Don’t Just Take Our Word For It!

Here is what some of our most recent clients have to say about our Safety Assured Scheme:

"Bradley Environmental and their Safety Assured consultants recognise the importance of running a commercial business, whilst maintaining the safety of our team members and clients".

"The Safety Assured Scheme provides an excellent, highly efficient service at a reasonable price".

"The Safety Assured Scheme is very proactive and excellent value for money".

"We have used other Health and Safety consultants previously, and the services provided by the Safety Assured Scheme were by far the best we have encountered".

Our Promises To You

We promise to:

  • Provide consultancy solutions that are bespoke to the specific needs of our clients
  • Offer professional, practical advice in a prompt and efficient manner
  • Always inform clients of costs before a working partnership is established

We promise that we will not:

  • Bombard clients with incomprehensible paperwork
  • Provide a ‘one size fits all’ solution that does not directly relate to the client
  • Charge clients with inflated retainer costs for requesting phone or email advice
  • Make charges based on payroll or turnover – our fees are for the time involved
  • Make unrealistic promises – if for some reason we can’t help, we will do our best to find someone who can

If you want to find out more about our Safety Assured Scheme, don’t hesitate to get in touch and speak to one of our friendly Safety Assured team members. Alternatively, we will be more than happy to pay you a visit and talk to you about your specific requirements for free.

Bradley Environmental’s Safety Assured Scheme allows you to choose from a range of services and training courses to assist your organisation in its compliance requirements, these include:


 

Bradley Environmental have various positions available, please see below. 

Asbestos and Legionella Bid Co-coordinator

A vacancy has arisen for an Asbestos and Legionella Bid Co-coordinator. The role will entail overall responsibility for sourcing, collating and final submission of Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs) and Tender applications on behalf of the company.

Marketing Co-coordinator

We are looking for a candidate with previous experience in a similar role, to develop and improve our marketing strategy to promote our services, using a broad range of marketing activities to increase our market share of the areas in which we operate. Experience within the Asbestos, Environmental and Health and Safety sectors would be an advantage, but not essential, as full industry training will be provided to the successful candidate.

Qualified Asbestos Analyst - West Yorkshire

A BOHS P403 and P404 (or RSPH equivalent) qualified Asbestos Analyst is required for our Wakefield Office.
The role involves the supervision of asbestos removal projects and undertaking air monitoring.
The successful candidate will be responsible for Airborne fiber sampling, fibre counting, undertaking four stage clearance inspection, and clearance air testing and reassurance, background, leak and personal monitoring.

Full Time and Part Time Bulk Analyst Vacancies in our Halesowen Office

The role of an analyst involves the receipt and booking in of samples from external clients and our in-house survey team, the analysis of samples to determine the presence of asbestos fibre and delivering the final analytical report to the client or survey team. The role also requires participation in the various quality control systems that we have in place.

Website: www.bradley-enviro.co.uk Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel:0121 550 0224

 

On April 9th some of our employees faced the Wolf Run they decided to push themselves and take on the Wolf Run spring event.  This involves a 10k 'run', obstacle courses and a 'swim'.  By the end they were crawling in mud up to there eyes!

 FB IMG 1491812015704The Wolf Run is being done to support our corporate charity of the year Bliss, they help premature babies, they offer guidance and information at a critical time in families' lives and they also support ground-breaking research and campaign for babies to receive the best possible level of care regardless of when and where they are born.

We are hoping to reach our target of £1000 in order to help give these premature babies a chance at life! we still have a little bit to go.

If you would like to donate please visit our just giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Bradley-wolfrun

The Wolf Run is Wild Running - a unique combination of three kinds of off-road running: mud runs, trail runs and obstacle runs. The only Wild Run in the UK, it’s a hardcore 10k run across raw natural terrain, including open ground, woodland, lakes & thick mud.

Running in a pack, or as a lone wolf, you’ll tackle a series of tough obstacles - both man-made and natural - designed to test your mental & physical strength, skill and stamina. You’ll run, climb, jump, wade, crawl and swim through a course designed to challenge you on every level.

 

Bradley Environmental have now opened a new Asbestos Training venue in Etchinghill near Canterbury and Folkstone.

Etchinghill Golf Course
Canterbury Road
Etchinghill
Folkestone
Kent
CT18 8FA

To celebrate the opening of our new training venue we are offering our most successful courses at significantly reduced rates.

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Forthcoming Courses - Don’t delay, book your course today.

UKATA Certified Asbestos Awareness Training

Dates: 24th April 2017

Cost: £60.00 per person

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UKATA Certified Non Licensed Asbestos Removal Training

Dates: 25th April 2017

Cost: £110.00 per person

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UKATA Certified Duty to Manage Asbestos Training

Date: 26th April 2017

Cost: £110.00 per person

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All prices are exclusive of VAT. Discounts may apply for multiple bookings.

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A group of lovely ladies from Bradley Environmental Consultants Ltd (Halesowen) have decided to push themselves and take on the Wolf Run spring event. This involves a 10k 'run', obstacle courses and a 'swim'. By the end we foresee ourselves crawling in mud up to our eyes! This is a very strenuous challenge for anyone to complete, we are going to see our girls really exceed themselves. wolf run

Bliss is our corporate charity of the year that helps premature babies.  We are hoping to raise as much money as we can in order to help give these premature babies a chance at life!

"Bliss Charity" Over the next three years (2016-2019) Bliss’ ambition is to reach every single baby born needing neonatal care in the UK and their family. We want every baby to benefit from our work, no matter how long they live or how long they spend on a neonatal unit.

Here is our Just Giving Page - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Bradley-wolfrun?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=Bradley-wolfrun&utm_campaign=pfp-email

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Bradley Environmental has all new training dates for 2017 on our website, we have a range of different training courses to choose from, take a look at some of the courses that we run. ukata category a training asbestos awareness

UKATA Asbestos Removal Training

UKATA Asbestos Awareness Trainingiosh managing safely training birmingham wakefield

Asbestos Management Training

BOHS P Courses

IOSH Training

First Aid Training

E-Learning Health and Safety Training

Bespoke Health and Safety Training

If you would like to book email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.k or call: 0121 550 0224 

christmas

Bradley Environmental would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! 2016 has been an excellent year for Bradley Environmental.
 
 New work contracts have meant that we have lots of new people working in the business. This will ensure that our commitment to delivering excellent customer service continues. We plan to continue our growth in 2017, with expansion plans into new areas and locations. 
 
You can also follow us on our social media accounts for all the latest Asbestos News, Bradley News and Training Updates. Follow us on InstagramTwitter, Facebook, and Linkedin. We also have an Asbestos Blog that will keep you upto date with Asbestos industry news. 
 
BUSINESS OPERATIONS OVER THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD Please be aware that all of our offices will be closed on 23rd – 27th of December and 30th - 3rd January. 
 
Contact Us - www.bradley-envio.co.uk or Call: 0121 550 0224 or email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 

 

 

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