In the same month as Astronaut Helen Sharman became the first Briton in space, the founders of Bradley Environmental were busy launching one of the UK’s most respected Asbestos Management and Training companies. We’ve been going strong ever since! Bradley Environmental’s success lies in a commitment to a quality service and putting customers at the centre of everything we do.

Our real strength lies in a commitment to our people. We strive to bring out the best in our most important resource; our workforce! Because of this we have been recognised as an Investor in People.

Our commitment to customer service has meant that some of our very first customers are still with us today. We look after our customers, responding to their needs and providing solutions to their problems that are cost-effective and of a very high quality.

We provide a wide range of specialist Health, Safety and Risk Management solutions to our customers either as a single service or a bespoke tailored package. Our services include Asbestos Consultancy, Surveys, Testing and Management, Workplace Health and Safety, Legionella Assessment and Monitoring. We have always strived to build strong relationships based on trust and co-operation.

Over the 25 years we have worked hard to stay at the forefront of our industry, driving ever-higher standards and increasing our technical expertise year on year. Allied to a well-trained and highly experienced workforce this means that we have all the ingredients for an impressive future.

Our locations in Birmingham, Wakefield, Blackpool and St Asaph (North Wales) give us access to anywhere in the UK.

To mark 25 years, we’re launching a year of celebration that will include a charity skydive, sponsoring our staff to take part in the Tough Mudder Yorkshire 2016 and a 25 year staff activity day and party on the 7th May in Tarporley, Cheshire.

May 2016 will also see the launch of our new company website and branding so watch this space!

Over the last 25 years, we’ve built on our achievements and are ready to go from strength to strength. All it takes is a commitment to ongoing excellence, and a willingness to think outside the box.

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A long-awaited report addressing asbestos in schools is leaving millions of children and staff at risk, a Labour MP says.

In its delayed review, finally publishedlast week, the Department for Education made five key pledges including creating clearer guidance on managing asbestos in schools and ensuring all duty holders were aware of their responsibilities in relation to the killer dust

He told Schools Week: “The review is a very important step forward that provides a firm foundation on which to build future policy.

“However, it does not propose the long-term strategy that will implement a policy to eradicate asbestos from our schools.”

Schools minister David Laws, said the government would enhance scrutiny on duty holders for managing asbestos. Schools would have to provide regular reports to the Education Funding Agency about their management of asbestos – which could be made public.

He also said that plans were afoot to improve the evidence base of the risk posed by asbestos in schools.

The report highlighted a lack of evidence, stating “we can estimate a majority of schools in England contain some asbestos, although the exact amount is unknown”.

Freedom of information figures from local authorities, reported by the BBC earlier this month, show there is asbestos in 86 per cent of schools in the UK.

Mr Sheridan, speaking at a Commons debate, added: “There needs to be a proper assessment across the UK of the level and condition of asbestos in the nation’s schools so that plans can be drawn up to remove the worst of it as it continues to deteriorate.

“Simply leaving it in place until a school is refurbished will put millions of school kids and other workers at risk.

“The report should be seen not as the end of the line, but simply as the launching pad for a proper, comprehensive policy aimed at ridding our schools of this killer dust once and for all.”

Latest figures showed 2,535 people died from mesothelioma in the UK in 2012 – more than died on the roads.

“The government is absolutely committed to ensuring that those who are responsible for school buildings are equipped with the resources, information, guidance and support that they need to do their jobs effectively.”

The government proposals are now out for consultation.



 

A quarter of construction sites recently inspected in Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk failed health and safety checks, it has been revealed.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors visited the counties as part of a clampdown to reduce death, injury and ill health.

They said 17 of the 71 sites visited were found not to meet the minimum legal standards for health and safety.

Poorly erected scaffolding and exposure to dust were raised as concerns.

Eighteen enforcement notices were issued as a result, HSE said.

They included six prohibition notices, which stopped some work activities immediately, and 12 improvement notices, which required improvements to be made to working practices.

The inspectors made unannounced visits to sites where refurbishment or repair work was taking place.

'Poor standards'

They looked to ensure companies were managing high-risk activity, such as working at height, and checked whether personal protective equipment, such as head protection, was being used appropriately.

Dominic Elliss, HSE principal inspector for construction in the East of England, said: "It's good news that the majority of the construction sites we visited were obeying the law, but sadly some sites are letting down the rest of the industry.

"Poorly erected scaffolding, exposure to dangerous types of dust, and inadequate washing facilities were among the poor standards we found on some sites.

"I hope by carrying out these spot checks we will help to raise awareness of the dangers and reduce the number of construction workers being killed or seriously injured at work."

During 2011/12, 19 workers were killed while working in construction across the East of England and a further 2,141 were seriously injured, HSE said. This article can be found on the bbc website. 



 

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