Two city landlords have pleaded guilty to failing to put right a string of housing offences at a property in Whitmore Reans.
 
Balwant Rai, aged 41 and Raj Kumari, aged 53, both of Bilston, pleaded guilty to failing to put right serious health and safety problems at a property in Carter Road.
 
The pair last week received fines and costs of more than £5,800 each at Wolverhampton Magistrates' Court.
 
Now, Wolverhampton council hope the conviction of the landlords will act as a strong deterrent to others who put their tenants’ health and safety at risk.
 
The property, then occupied by a family of five, including three children, was inspected by council housing officers in February, and an improvement notice was issued.
 
Further inspection revealed the landlords had failed to deal with fire hazards, electrical issues, food safety concerns, a lack of drainage, and the large build up of waste to the rear of the property.
 
As a result of the condition of the property, and the risk it posed to the tenants, the council also served a Prohibition Order, which came into effect on July 11, 2016, to prevent it being lived in.
 
Councillor Peter Bilson, deputy leader and cabinet member for city assets, said: “We are determined to bring to task landlords who are not complying with housing laws.
 
“Our residents’ health and wellbeing is of paramount importance to us and this case should act as a lesson to all landlords in the private sector.”
 
Following the conviction of the pair, the council has this month launched a new five-star rating system to improve the quality of housing in the private sector.
 
The ‘Rent with Confidence’ star rating system for private landlords’ aims to encourage greater customer choice and raise living standards.
 
 Source: Express & Star
 

We have received some wonderful feedback about the services we have provided to our clients. 

Connect Housing

"Just to say a massive thanks to Matt your Training Manager, who recently led the P405 course at your Halesowen branch although he was supposed to be on leave and covered us at short notice he was completely dedicated to ensuring we passed. I’m extremely grateful for his commitment"

 Develop Training

"I speak to Shellie quite often and her responsiveness and understanding of our requirements has always been excellent. I would not hesitate in recommending Bradleys, and have done on a number of occasions. They are clearly a professional organisation with high service levels."

 Proactive Asbestos Control Ltd

"I usually liaise with Shellie the Training Department Supervisor; she is always very helpful and always tries to be as accommodating as possible. Training is always good, feedback from our operatives is always positive."

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This UKATA certified Asbestos Awareness Training course is delivered at our training venue in Wrexham, North Wales.
 
Our UKATA Certified Asbestos Awareness Training course will raise the awareness of individuals to the potential dangers of asbestos exposure and individuals whose responsibilities include the management of asbestos in their buildings.
 
Aims: 
 
By the end of this Asbestos Awareness course delegates should be able to:
 
Discuss the origins of Asbestos and where it is found
Outline the health hazards caused by asbestos and its routes of entry into the body
Identify the locations/products where asbestos containing materials are likely to be found
Outline the basic occupiers duties in relation to asbestos
Course contents
 
What is asbestos?
 
Health hazards of asbestos
Asbestos in buildings
Asbestos legislation
Asbestos waste
Emergency procedures
Multiple choice question paper
Course Duration: 4 Hours
 
Price: £55.00 per person
 
All costs exclude VAT.
 
All delegates passing the multiple choice question paper will receive a UKATA Approved Asbestos Awareness Training Course certificate.
 
Call: 0121 550 0224 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book or for more information.
 
 

Bradley Environmental participated in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer, Last year Macmillan alone raised £25 million. Coloured photo 1

Yesterday we hosted our own coffee morning and the outcome was amazing.. as the staff arrived the smell of warm baked cakes seeped through the corridors into the kitchen where everyone gathered to indulge in the wonderful cakes that everyone had baked. We were spoiled for choice we had a choice of Lemon cakes, Victoria Sponge, Cupcakes, Fruit Cake, Lemmingtons, Cookies, Samosas and the list goes on....

Bradleys have participated in Macmillan’s Coffee Morning for the past few years, 

How Macmillan Started: 

"The first ever Coffee Morning happened way back in 1990. It was a rather small affair with a simple idea: guests would gather over coffee and donate the cost of their cuppa to Macmillan in the process. It was so effective; we did it again the next year – only this time nationally. Since then, Coffee Morning has raised over £138 million for Macmillan"

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Margaret worked as an usherttere in quinton's classic cinema between 1975 and 1976 and Birmingham Hippadrome from 1976 until 1986.. Mrs Halls said: "Nothing will ever bring back my mum, but I really want to know how she could have come into contact with asbestos as the dangers were known back then and it is only right that her past employers are held to account for their negligent actions. 
 
The heartbroken daughter of a former usherette from Cradley Heath is appealing to her mum’s ex-colleagues after she died from asbestos-related cancer. Lynne’s Halls' mother Margaret Rose Edgington was 71 when she first became ill in 2012 and was diagnosed with mesothelioma the following year. 
 
She died on September 8, 2014. Margaret worked as an usherette in Quinton's Classic Cinema between 1975 and 1976 and Birmingham Hippodrome from 1976 until 1986. Mrs Halls said: “Nothing will ever bring back my mum, but I really want to know how she could have come into contact with asbestos as the dangers were known back.
 
Then and it is only right that her past employers are held to account for their negligent actions. “I’d be so grateful to anyone who worked with my mum or at Classic Cinema or Birmingham Hippodrome around that time to get in touch to help shed some light on how she would have been exposed to the substance.” 
 
During her time at the Hippodrome, Margaret became friends with a colleague, Anne, and the two were pictured with Des O’Connor, who was appearing at the theatre at the time. 
 
Mrs Halls added: “I’d particularly like to hear from Anne and it would mean a lot to my family and I if she could get in touch. 
 
“Mum worked hard her whole life. 
 
"We’re devastated to have lost her this way. If someone could just give us the answers we’re looking for we’d feel like we could better come to terms with our loss.” 
 
Alida Coates, a specialist industrial disease lawyer at Irwin Mitchell said: “Margaret’s family have been left devastated at the loss of their mother. 
 
"It was a complete shock to be told that her Margaret had a fatal asbestos illness." 
 
She added: “We are keen to speak to anyone who worked at or undertook refurbishment at Classic Cinema, Quinton or the Hippodrome during the period when Margaret was employed. 
 
“Any information from people engaged in refurbishment or fellow colleagues or friends who worked alongside her could prove vital in securing the information we need to secure justice for Margaret and her family.” 
 
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Source: Halesowen News 
 
 

Bradley Environmental is one of the UK's most respected UKATA Approved Asbestos Training providers with over 25 years of industry experience.

Who is it for?

Our new Duty to Manage Asbestos training course is directed at those who manage premises, and have a responsibility for protecting the people who work in such premises, from the risks to ill health that exposure to asbestos causes.

Aims

By the end of the course delegates should have an understanding of:

  • Discuss the hazards of Asbestos and where it is found
  • Their responsibilities with regards to The Duty to Manage Asbestos
  • How to prioritise asbestos and create an action plan
  • The requirements for and how to use asbestos surveys and registers
  • The purpose for and content of an asbestos management plan
  • The different asbestos removal and remediation projects
  • The different types of asbestos training

Course content

  • Asbestos Awareness (refresher)
  • Legislative requirements
  • Defining The Duty to Manage Asbestos
  • Types, risks and locations of asbestos containing materials (ACMs)
  • The survey report, register and their use
  • Dealing with your ACMs
  • Information, instruction and training
  • Record, review and key

We run this course from our venues in Halesowen, Wakefield, Preston and Wrexham.

Course Duration: 1 Day

Price: £145.00

Each delegate will receive a certificate of attendance and course notes for future reference.

Contact our training team today to discuss your requirements and to book your course.

Course Dates

 

The successful candidate will be extremely motivated to develop their skills/knowledge and preferably have some construction site or trade experience. The candidate will have an excellent awareness of health and safety requirements and the ability to write accurate reports. This role also requires a commitment to study in order understand the related legislative and quality requirements, as well as gaining practical skills, in order to pass a series of written and practical exams. Some manual handling, working at height and confined space may be required (full training will be given).

The role will initially involve assisting Asbestos Surveyors on site visits to domestic, commercial and industrial properties. Should the successful candidate show aptitude he/she may then be developed and afforded the opportunity of working towards gaining nationally recognised qualifications to become an Asbestos Consultant.

 At a later date the successful candidate may also be trained to carry out air monitoring throughout projects and inspecting areas to ensure work has been carried out in accordance with current standards and regulations.

Some travel to other locations will be required due to national contracts, as well as a flexible approach to working hours, as occasional evening and weekend work may also be required. All work conducted is carried out in a safe manner and full training/supervision will be given.

The contracted hours of work are 40 per week, Monday to Friday 8:00am – 4.30pm. The starting salary for the role is £16,000 per annum (this will be increased once qualified). Other benefits include overtime paid £12.50 per hour and shift enhancements, company paid health and well-being plan, pension and 22 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays.

A company vehicle will be made available to the successful candidate who shows potential and progression and the salary will be increased as qualifications are gained.

The successful applicant must also possess the following attributes:

•  A full UK driving licence

•  Excellent written and verbal communication skills

•  Possess a minimum 5 GCSES including Maths and English (A levels or equivalent a relevant degree level/HNDqualification would be an advantage)

•  Excellent interpersonal skill including first rate customer service

•  The ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team

•  Be willing to provide an Enhanced CRB disclosure (cost will be met by Bradley Environmental)

•  CSCS Card (would be an advantage)

 

One of our Directors Chaz had organised a "Brave The Shave" to raise some money for Macmillan cancer support. 

This is his story......

"I am raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support with my
colleagues Luke Pountney and Brent Walker to help give something back for the great work Macmillan carry out helping the lives of everyone living with cancer. 

When a family member or close friend is diagnosed with cancer, your world is instantly turned upside down and when I lost my dad to cancer just over a year ago, Macmillan were brilliant for our family and helped us through one of the hardest times of our lives. Sadly, all too often cancer seems to touch most of our lives in some way, whether it be family or friends. 

Brent, Luke and I thought we would try and raise some money for Macmillan and ‘Brave the Shave!’ to stand proudly alongside men, women, children and their families who are suffering from this horrible disease.

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.

To donate please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Chaz-Reeves

To see the full Clip of the "Brave The Shave" please visit: https://www.facebook.com/bradleyenviro/

 

 

Recently we received a very lovely letter from a family in Manchester who were so moved by one of our staff's actions that they wanted to express their gratitude, one of our staff members went above and beyond to ensure the family were reunited with their possessions.

Bradley Environmental were asked to perform a survey at a property in Manchester, (The home of the family’s parents for 63 years until their father died, last September).

The letter reads...

"We had cleared the house totally, or so we had thought. During that process we had been unable to find a gold watch given to my father and engraved by ICI to commemorate his 30 years' service to the company. We had to assume that it had somehow been lost but because it was of great sentimental value, we were saddened by this as my mother had enjoyed wearing it and was rarely seen without it. My father and mother had both expressed their wish that I should be given it and pass it on in due course to our daughters.

Last night I received a phone call from our minister's wife, informing me that Mark, an employee of Bradley Environmental had found this watch whilst doing work in my parents' former home. My father, ever cautious, had hidden it on top of a door frame in its original box.

Mark had not only retrieved the watch for safe keeping, with the knowledge of his colleagues, but had then researched the family name which was engraved on the watch on the Internet, until he had found a connection via some research my sister-in-law had undertaken regarding the First World War. He had then taken the trouble to contact our minister at church and through that lengthy process had found me. He arranged finally for his wife to send the watch to me within twenty four hours.

We are all delighted that such a sentimental item from our family history has been found. We want to record our gratitude to Mark for his honesty, care and understanding and for the trouble he has taken to reunite this item with its owners. Such integrity in an employee of your firm is praiseworthy. We feel that Bradley Environmental Consultants is fortunate to have Mark as a trainee"

We are so happy that the Manchester family were reunited with their sentimental item, and we are delighted to have Mark as an employee at Bradley Environmental


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After months of hard work, we are delighted to officially announce the launch of our new website on the 8th August 2016.

Our goal with this new website is to provide our visitors with a much improved user experience including easier to use navigation menus, smart phone and tablet friendly and a fresh new modern layout.

We have developed a new pay online function for our public training courses to make the course booking process easier and faster.

You’ll find our new site is divided into five main sections - Asbestos Consultants, Legionella Risk Assessment, Health & Safety Consultants, Training Courses and our new service, Safety Assured Scheme. This means that you can find the service you need even more quickly.

Amongst the new features, the site contains integrated social media buttons for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

To foster improved communication with our clients, we will be constantly updating our content with helpful information, articles, company announcements and client successes in the testimonials section.

We hope you find our new website fresh, modern and most of all, easy to use. For any questions, feedback or comments, please E-mail Steve Flynn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank You!

Bradley Environmental Consultants Ltd


About Us

Bradley Environmental maintains UKAS accreditations for asbestos surveyingasbestos fibre air monitoring and asbestos bulk testing. Each office contains a UKAS accredited bulk asbestos identification laboratory capable of handling hundreds of asbestos samples a day.

Our bespoke Safety Assured Scheme has been developed to offer customers a tailored Health and Safety compliance solution to fit their needs, enabling them to operate their businesses successfully and safely.



 

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