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capability document www.environmentalessentials.co.uk Environmental Essentials conceptual aim was to become established as one of the premier asbestos consultancies through the provision of nationwide customer focused asbestos management solutions. The organisation commenced trading in 2004 as a limited company and gained UKAS accreditation for asbestos testing and inspection services in 2005. The development of our services portfolio and investment in personnel has promoted annual growth since our formation. We continue to exceed those initial goals by ensuring technical excellence an innovative approach and flexible response to client needs from each of our regional offices. Company Profile Our Value Proposition Service Dedicated to providing practical cost effective solutions to our clients. Assurance To protect our people our client and the wider community. Growth Committed to a programme of continual improvement throughout all sectors of our business. Our Vision Environmental Essentials pride themselves in being a premier provider of asbestos management solutions. It is our intention to maintain our reputation as an industry leader through expert consultancy and an innovative approach to service design and delivery. Mission Statement Empathy Integrity Innovation Technical Excellence Transparency Our People... At Environmental Essentials we acknowledge that our employees are a key factor in all our achievements and our track record in service delivery is founded on the skills and team ethic of our talented personnel. Environmental Essentials employs over 200 professional employees working from our network of regional offices supported by a dynamic management structure with a wealth of experience in both public and private sectors. Our commitment to customer service is further demonstrated by the strength of our back office support which ranges from CAD technicians to tenant liaison officers all of whom possess formal customer care qualifications. All our technical field and laboratory staff possess the relevant BOHS or RSPH certification whilst supervisory personnel are encouraged and actively obtain further professional asbestos and health safety qualifications such as CoCA Certificate of Competence NEBOSH IOSH OHSAS 18001 Auditing and CDM Competency. Our Approach Development We believe in direct employment nurturing and retaining our employees through career development and reward. Standardisation Ensuring a culture committed to quality assurance through simplifying and standardising our operating processes and procedures. Health Safety Commitment to best practice to ensure safe working conditions for all stakeholders. Flexibility Encouraging a culture which supports our value proposition and encourages adaptability and customisation. Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of our operations and is essential to ensure that the benefits of any contracts Environmental Essentials carry out extend to the local communities and environment. Environmental Essentials has a history of good governance that is reflected in excellent performance of contracts undertaken for clients and the fair and equitable treatment of staff. We understand the balance which must be achieved between attaining our corporate business goals and the economic social and environmental impact of our activities. Our strategies incorporate measures for safeguarding the environment working with local communities and protecting our employees. We work in partnership with local communities and other stakeholders wherever possible in order to increase awareness and promote understanding. Our approach includes encouraging innovation to exceed performance levels in key areas such as Health and Safety The Environment Reducing our Carbon Footprint Equal Opportunities Local Sustainability Customer Services and Liaison Continuous Improvement measuring and improving social responsibility Ethical and Sustainable Trading Corporate Social Responsibility... Environmental Essentials are UKAS accredited to undertake Management and RefurbishmentDemolition Surveys from each of our regional offices. We have vast experience of undertaking local and national survey programmes for a wide range of sectors ranging from off-shore platforms hospitals manufacturing sites multi site industrial complexes retail sites office accommodation and public buildings through to large scale residential portfolios. Our experts will customise the scope of your surveys to ensure delivery of a site specific and purposeful management tool. Our web-enabled asbestos database is one of the most effective and user friendly solutions available in the industry. Asbestos Surveys Sample analysis can be performed at any one of our regional laboratories in Stoke North Wales Yorkshire Surrey Bristol and Glasgow and we adapt to your turnaround requirements and service levels. We will even analyse samples submitted by hand while you wait. We also offer an accredited emergency service whereby our fully equipped laboratory vans can attend site and analyse both bulk material and air samples on site within a 4 hour response time. Bulk Identification We are UKAS accredited to undertake on-site analytical services throughout the UK. Our experienced consultants provide a responsive and professional approach whether undertaking a simple 4 Stage ClearanceSite Re-occupation or project managing complex asbestos removal schemes on behalf of our clients. We offer the full range of analytical services including compliance monitoring and personal monitoring for validation of Non-Licensed work methods and respiratory protection. Analytical Monitoring and Site Re-occupation Service Portfolio... Environmental Essentials provides high level consultancy advice guidance and services in respect to asbestos risk management on behalf of major organisations. Through a combination of services we deliver a package that enables clients to achieve statutory compliance whilst at the same time offering business improvement through effective management solutions. Analysis and review of compliance practices and their effectiveness Devising Strategic Policies and Asbestos Management Plans Analysis of existing survey data Implementation of Management andor RefurbishmentDemolition survey strategies Accessible web-based asbestos registersdatabases Risk analysis of previous remediation measures Research tender and selection of contractor approved listsframeworks Remediation strategies Re-inspection programmes Training needs analysis UKATA IATP and BOHS registered Training Cost predictions and forecasting for on-going management requirements Participation in Asbestos Discussion Groups Liaison with enforcing authorities Emergency response Environmental Essentials provides a full range of risk minimisation services required for site remediation and redevelopment programmes including Refurbishment and Demolition surveys Technical removal specifications Contractor selection Tendering of works Tender evaluation Full project management and analytical monitoring Third party auditing Site validation and verification of works Asbestos Removal Management Asbestos Risk Management Our accredited site services underpin the provision of the following turn key management services. Every week 20 tradesmen die from asbestos related diseases. Could you or the people you manage be affected by asbestos during your working day Environmental Essentials deliver cost effective specialist asbestos training for a broad range of professions and occupations accounting for personnel of every level who have potential contact with asbestos containing materials in the course of their work. Ensure compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations through our professional and engaging asbestos training courses. Our training can be delivered in a variety of styles from theoretical and practical classroom based presentation to customised interactive training. Or maybe our dedicated on-line training website would be most suitable for your business needs Approved Asbestos Training Classroom Based Training Asbestos Awareness Asbestos Refresher Training This is mandatory for any employee who may be liable to come into contact with asbestos in the course of their work Reg 10 Control of Asbestos Regulations. The course can be tailored to meet the requirements of Tradesmen Managers Directors and Contractors. Non-Licensed Work Training Mandatory for any maintenance workers or tradesmen who may be required to carry out Non-Licensed Works on asbestos containing materials. Contains both theoretical and practical training and can be customised to your particular area of work. Duty to Manage This is mandatory for any Duty Holder as per Regulation 4 Control of Asbestos Regulations and provides a wide understanding of legislative obligations. BOHS P405 Managing Asbestos in Buildings Internationally recognised qualification in the management of asbestos in buildings accredited by BOHS. This course is constructed in a way that gives the delegate the practical skills to be able to safely manage asbestos containing materials in buildings and also give them the knowledge they need to audit asbestos removal projects. We also hold monthly free update seminars or customised workshops on a variety of asbestos related topics which are beneficial both practically and in terms of professional development. We are registered members of UKATA United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association and IATP Independent Asbestos Training Providers and as such are independently audited on an annual basis. Our professional and engaging asbestos training courses are designed to exceed HSE requirements and ensure compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations. Compliant with Regulation 10 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 247 access Assessment based Individual Multiple or Group user options UKATA certified training Reduces costs associated with off-site training such as - loss of fee earning - reduction in productivity - travel and subsistence Created in-house by experienced asbestos specialists All learners get the same training with consistent message Perfect for staff in remote locations E Learning Benefits To find out more information contact us on 0845 4569953 0800 0542354 or simply visit the website www.learnbyee.co.uk On-line Asbestos Awareness Refresher Training As UKATA and IATP registered members Environmental Essentials have been delivering Asbestos Awareness Non-Licensed Work and Duty to Manage Training for several years and have built a reputation for professional and engaging training services. Environmental Essentials have developed a number of innovative online Asbestos Awareness courses which can be taken at a time that suits individuals and employers whilst minimising disruption and reducing tangible costs associated with off-site training. Our facility replicates the class-based training both in technical content and style that we have been providing successfully for a number of years with the added benefits of vocal presentation modular style and a pause playback function. Credits can be purchased individually or in quantities for corporate users and annual license fees can be negotiated for those with national high volume group requirements. Environmental Essentials holds liability and indemnity insurance cover relevant to the fields and scale of its operation Employers Liability 10000000 Public Liability 10000000 Professional Indemnity 5000000 Insurances Technical Competencies... Professional Memberships Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence impartiality and performance capability of an organisation. By employing an accredited organisation such as Environmental Essentials you can also reduce risk and long term costs associated with unreliable testing and inspection results. The United Kingdom Accreditation Service is the sole accreditation body recognised by the UK Government to assess organisations that provide testing and inspection services against International Standards. It provides an independent and authoritative declaration that the organisation carrying out the works has the resources technical expertise management systems and track record to undertake the activity professionally and competently. UKAS Accreditation HSE strongly recommends the use of an accredited surveying and testing organisation. Environmental Essentials are accredited by UKAS to provide the following services from each of our Regional offices and within our Mobile Response Units ISO 17020 Management and Refurbishment Demolition Surveys ISO 17025 Bulk Sampling Bulk Identification Sampling of Air and Fibre Counting 4 Stage Clearance Procedure for Site Re-occupation2719 351 Client Base Local Authority Staffordshire County Council North Lanarkshire County Council South Lanarkshire County Council Stoke-on-Trent City Council Rugby Borough Council NHS Trusts Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board Royal Stoke University Hospital NHS Lothian Mersey Care NHS Trust Housing AssociationsALMOs Savills Severnside Housing Peaks and Plains Housing Trust Walsall Housing Group Utilities Npower Central Networks United Utilities Construction Wates Construction Thomas Vale Balfour Beatty Construction Amey Facilities Management Education Birmingham University Keele University Harper Adams University University of Warwick Retail Asda Marks and Spencer Co-Operative Group Moto Hospitality Intu Group Fed-Ex Ltd Mitchells Butler Healthcare Retail Manufacturing Education Construction Housing Transport Off-shore Defence Energy Sectors... Background Environmental Essentials have worked with Staffordshire County Council since 2006 carrying out a full range of asbestos services to their school social services police stations fire stations and corporate buildings. Being one of the largest Unitary Authorities in the UK Staffordshire County Council are responsible for in excess of 3800 buildings ranging from less than 250m2 to properties in excess of 16000m2 in size. Project Details Environmental Essentials were awarded the contract via a rigid tender process to carry out Management Surveys to all sites. The surveys were carried out to a complex reporting method specified by the Council. All surveys were carried out and completed within budget and delivered to the timescales set within the contract. Environmental Essentials were also successful at gaining a place onto the Consultants Framework for air monitoring refurbishment and demolition surveys and emergency works in 2010 and again in 2014. Historically the company has delivered these services to the Council and has engrained long standing relationships with all Stakeholders within the organisation. Due to the sensitive nature of certain sites all Environmental Essentials staff are DBS checked. Environmental Essentials also provide guidance and statutory compliance advice to the Authority. Project management of a complex Management Survey programme Emergency Response Service Project Management of Asbestos Removal Schemes Duty to Manage training Compliance Auditing Asbestos Management Plan Review Consultancy and Advice Key Services Staffordshire County Council Case Study... We have worked with Environmental Essentials since 2006 during which time they have provided regular assistance in air monitoring and asbestos surveys. They have always provided a high standard of customer service but most importantly they modified their own reporting procedure to meet the standards set out in County Councils corporate Asbestos Management Policy. Their eagerness to adapt their service to suit our requirements sets them apart from their competitors and we are happy to keep working with them. I would have no hesitation recommending Environmental Essentials to any organisation needing assistance with asbestos management. Staffordshire County Council Key Services Provision of allocated tenant liaison officers and web-shared appointment systems Provision of free phone number for tenant enquiries and appointments Review of Asbestos Management Plan EEL representation on Kier Stokes Asbestos Working Group Management and RD Surveys aligned to key responsive and planned work streams Monitoring Asbestos Removal Works Collection and storage of asbestos management data. Background Kier Building Maintenance were appointed by Stoke-on-Trent City Council to maintain and repair 22000 domestic premises and Corporate Buildings. Following a tender process Environmental Essentials were appointed as the successful Asbestos Consultants. Environmental Essentials have since been commissioned to carry out Management and RefurbishmentDemolition Surveys on domestic properties prior to planned and responsive maintenancerefurbishment schemes. During this time we have developed IT systems including a web enabled database which allows Kier and its Stakeholders access to critical survey and air monitoring data via the secure internet database. Project details EEL developed a data capture survey methodology and reporting method for Kier Group. This bespoke design allows Kier to have an in depth analysis of all their asbestos issues. EEL collect data through hand held devices which is sent securely to our serverdatabase which enables us to generate reports. All reports are produced with CAD drawings and technically reviewed prior to being released to the Client. Kier Building Maintenance can then access the data on line by property floor and room location. This means that any operativecontractor visiting site carry out work is able to access live asbestos location information. As UKATAIATP registered members Environmental Essentials have delivered Non Licensed Work training to Kier Operatives this allows their own maintenance staff to carry out the removal of any asbestos which does not need to be carried out under licensed conditions. Kier Building Maintenance Case Study... Environmental Essentials have been our sole service provider for Asbestos SurveysAnalytical works since 2008 in that time they have met our sometimes demanding performance targets and have been one of the highest performing contractors in the business. Their management is always on hand we also use their web-tracker database which has proved invaluable. I would certainly recommend them as a service provider due to their ability to adapt and high levels of service. Kier Building Maintenance Stoke Key Services Turn key asbestos risk management services Compliance audit and GAP analysis Re-draft of AMP Full Management survey of BCUHB property portfolio Prioritisation of asbestos remediation requirements across BCUHB Management of large scale asbestos removal in Ysbyty Glan Clwyd and Abergele Hospital Provision of 24 hour emergency response service Full range of asbestos training Liaison with internal stakeholders Supply Chain Partners and Government Bodies Background Environmental Essentials have worked for the BCUHB formerly known as three separate organisations North Wales NHS Trust East North Wales NHS Trust Central and Gwynedd NHS Trust since 2006 undertaking a full range of services with the majority of the activity focused on the acute hospitals including Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. In 2008 it was announced that the North Wales NHS Trust Central were seeking to rebuild one of North Wales largest hospitals Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in order to address the clinical needs of the North Welsh community and HS issues including asbestos contamination and fire safety. The estimated value of the five-year project was between 200 and 300m. In 2009 the plans for Ysbyty Glan Clwyd were revised and a full refurbishment of the Original Block of the Hospital was chosen as the preferred option by the Welsh Assembly Government Welsh Health Estates and BCUHB. Project details BCUHB commissioned Environmental Essentials to undertake a full Compliance Audit throughout the organisation and as a result to provide a full review and re-draft of the BCUHB Asbestos Management Policy and Plan. The Health Board then implemented a revised strategic approach to the management of ACMs within its portfolio in line with the redevelopment plans at its main acute hospital Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. Following a successful tendering process Environmental Essentials were awarded term contract to continue to provide asbestos management services. The sensitive nature of any works undertaken in a live hospital environment determines the necessity of the rapid response to any incidents occurring on the Ysbyty Glan Clwyd site. Environmental Essentials has provided a full time Compliance Consultant who together with a dedicated team of Analysts is available 247 with a 30 minute response time to offer advice and co-ordinate any works necessary to mitigate asbestos related risk at BCUHB sites. Our Compliance Consultant also provides extensive Statutory Compliance advice to the BCUHB and attends wide range of meetings on behalf of the BCUHB with its Supply Chain Partners Licensed Asbestos Removal Contractors and Health and Safety Executive inspectors. Environmental Essentials were awarded a further term contract with BCUHB in 2014 for the East Wrexham and West Gwynedd regions. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Environmental Essentials has worked closely with the Health Board over number of years ensuring that the Health Board meets the statutory obligations for management of asbestos. James Riley and the rest of Environmental Essentials team have undertaken a number of demanding tasks as allocated by the Health Board which have been delivered successfully and to a very high standard. Rod Taylor Head of Operational Estates Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Case Study... Key Services Background AGA Rangemaster employs field based service engineers that are relatively autonomous to the business. The business is diverse and the product range and services offered change to suit market demands. One of the recent developments has led to the de-commissioning of cookers. Early risk assessments enabled AGA Rangemaster to recognise the importance of asbestos awareness training for the workforce and decided to work in partnership with Environmental Essentials to deliver asbestos awareness training to all engineers. This partnership has flourished since 2007. Project details Environmental Essentials were able to support AGA Rangemasters business needs by providing tailored awareness courses at a number of geographical locations throughout the UK as well as carrying out Asbestos Non-Licensed Training for our Supervisors and Managers. Environmental Essentials conducted a Training Needs Analysis to understand AGA Rangemaster as a customer and offered a training package that was not only representative of their business needs but also engaged the engineers. AGA Rangemaster Case Study... The trainers were all extremely professional in their approach and talked through working examples with engineers whilst still following the agreed and prescribed syllabus. The feedback from all of the engineers was positive and their individual knowledge was tested at the end of each session. Thanks to Environmental Essentials we now have a team of skilled engineers that are aware of not only the hazards associated with asbestos but perhaps more importantly how to recognise asbestos and what action to take from then on. I would like to thank Environmental Essentials for their support and look forward to working with them in the future. Ian Mincher Aga Rangemaster Group Health and Safety Manager Consultation and review of business needs and existing asbestos arrangements Asbestos Management Surveys and Ad-hoc Sampling Full Training Needs Analysis Asbestos Awareness Non-Licenced Work and Duty to Manage Environmental Essentials Offices Head Office Unit 3 Arlington Court Cannel Row Silverdale Enterprise Park Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire ST5 6SS T 0845 456 9953 F 0845 456 9954 E enquiriesenvironmentalessentials.co.uk Regional Offices Belfast Chesterfield North Wales Office Scotland South East Office South West Office West Yorkshire Office Office Locations and Contacts... Notes... Environmental Essentials is a specialist provider of a comprehensive range of asbestos management training and removal services. We are dedicated to delivering practical cost effective work place solutions and impartial advice. With your asbestos management in our hands you can focus on your core business interests confident in the knowledge that you are compliant with your legal obligations and providing a safe built environment for your employees and clientele. www.environmentalessentials.co.uk