BOHS logoDue to the popularity and success of our BOHS P405 Management of Asbestos in Buildings course in Birmingham and Dewsbury we are excited to be expanding the course which will now also run at our new Kent venue. We are offering introductory rates on our first course date with prices from just £595 per person.

The training course is delivered by our trusted and experienced nationwide trainers and provides delegates with the knowledge and skills to be able to manage asbestos in buildings and the information required to be able to conduct audits.

christmas imageWe would like to wish all our clients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 2019 has been a fantastically successful year for Bradley Environmental as we have continued to build our nationwide client portfolio. Due to our ever increasing workload, we have recently opened a new office in Scotland. We look forward to working with you all in 2020!

Asbestos was widely used throughout the Armed Forces, particularly in ship building and general construction due to its heat resistant properties, non-flammable nature and convenience. Although it had been used commercially for many years before, armed forces relied heavily on asbestos during World War 2. At this time neither the military members nor the government knew of asbestos’ cancerous characteristics.

Asbestos in Vehicles

During World War 2 asbestos was often used in vehicles such as:TANK

  • Tanks
  • Aircrafts
  • Ships
  • & Submarines

In September, we held our charity bakesale and managed to raise an amazing £92 for Mind, our charity of the year. Thanks to our staff who contributed some delicious cakes including cherry bakewells, chocolate cake and sausage rolls!

All money raised will be donated to our amazing Charity of the Year, who provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. You can find out more about our Mind charity here:

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AsbestosThis month, Bradley Environmental reflects on the 20th anniversary of the Asbestos Prohibition (Amendment) Regulations 1999 coming into force.

On the 24 November 1999, the UK outlawed the import, supply and manufacture of asbestos containing materials (ACMs). The Asbestos Prohibition (Amendment) Regulations 1999 formed the pinnacle of a series of laws that were put into place with the first ban coming into force on 1st January 1986 (The Asbestos Prohibition Regulations). As the debilitating health risks associated with the inhalation of asbestos fibres became increasingly apparent, the pressure for a national ban began to mount.

Many people don’t realise that during the 70s and early 80s, only voluntary bans were used to control the import of asbestos into the UK. 

We have had some great feedback from our clients in the last 6 months. Take a look at what people have been saying about us and our services!

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hsWe are excited to announce that we have relaunched our Health and Safety Membership Scheme. The scheme is designed to provide your business with a range of services and training to assist with compliance requirements and is suitable for businesses of all types and sizes.

You can now choose from 4 different packages including Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Enjoy features such as Fire Risk Assessments and regular Health and Safety updates. Packages start from as little as £960 per year. Find out more about the packages we offer here.

Dust 2In June and July, the HSE will be targeting firms across Great Britain in a new series of inspections focussing on dust control. The inspections will concentrate on industries such as construction, woodworking and food manufacturing where occupational lung diseases, including some cases of occupational cancers, are more common.

The visits, which will be taking place across the country, will be focussing on what measures have been put in place to protect worker’s lungs from the likes of asbestos, silica, wood and flour dust.

They are looking for evidence of businesses knowing the risks, planning their work and using the right controls. Where necessary the HSE will also use enforcement to make sure workers are protected.

showerA comprehensive Legionella Risk Assessment is the starting point to establishing an ongoing water system control scheme.

HSE legislation requires that any property containing a water system should have a Legionella Risk Assessment in place, which should be reviewed every 2 years to identify any significant changes in the system, design or operating conditions. The control scheme is the most important aspect in preventing the risk from Legionella exposure and ensuring compliance with the HSE guidance Acop L8 “The Control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems”.

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We held our Easter raffle last week and managed to raise an amazing £239 for our chosen charity. Well done to all of our staff winners who won some wonderful Easter treats including chocolate, prosecco, gin and beauty products.

All money raised will be donated to our Charity of the Year, Mind, who provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

You can find out more about our charity of the year here:

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