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.



 

bradley environmental 25 year anniversary skydive justgivingSix very brave staff from our Wakefield office have just completed and survived a Tandem Sky Dive to raise awareness for various different lung conditions, including Mesothelioma and Asbestosis which are caused by prolonged exposure to Asbestos Fibres.

Our chosen charity for this death defying stunt is The British Lung Foundation.

All six were securely harnessed to experienced instructors before take-off and climbed to around 10,000ft. When the green exit light came on it was time to take a couple of deep breaths and then JUMP!! 

Once in freefall, they all accelerated to speeds in excess of 120mph and covered 5,000ft in approximately 30 seconds before the instructors opened the main parachute.

Once the parachutes opened each person had a few minutes of floating back to earth before landing with a gentle OUCH!!

Those taking part included Emily Dykes, Kevin Towers, Matt Bulman, Karen Steer, Jane Flegg, and Dave Maddison.

Well done to you all!!

All donations would be greatly appreciated. Please click here to make a donation.


About Us

Bradley Environmental maintains UKAS accreditations for asbestos surveying, asbestos 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.



 

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.



 

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