Tardis recruitment opportunities

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We continue our recruitment around the country at our various depots.

The majority of the positions we have are for drivers, HGV 1 class II 7.5 tonne service and delivery drivers.

To find out the positions available nearest to your location, click the link: http://www.tardishire.co.uk/index.php/contact_tardis/25 to go directly to our website recruitment page. If there is a post that interests and suits your experience, give your cv a polish and e mail it to our HR department HR@tardishire.co.uk

We’re an established and fast growing environmental company, so our recruitment programme is ever changing. Other positions in operations, sales etc will be posted through the year, so check back for latest opportunities.

We will of course post news on this platform as well as our Twitter page @TardisEnviro and our Facebook page.

 

 

Water water everywhere – Tardis Flood Response

The jet stream’s running at over 200 miles per hour and decided to dump on poor old Scotland.

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Wind gusting up to 113 mph has brought down trees, closed virtually the entire transport system of the country and brought about localised flooding.

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SEPA the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency has at the time of writing, issued 14 flood alerts and 10 flood warnings.

Tardis Environmental are already on the case dealing with call outs.

We operate an emergency flood response service with our 24/7 fast response service.

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Tell us where and the extent of your problem and well assess the situation and respond accordingly.

Weather reports indicate that the winds will die down a little during today, but are set to return overnight and into Saturday.

Areas south of the border including northern England are preparing for the second wave of storms.

In addition to our flood response page, here are some useful links for information you may find useful if you are affected.

http://www.tardishire.co.uk/index.php/water_bowsers/23

http://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-30726678

Tardis says it’s CHRISTMAAAASSSS !

It’s accepted we all like a good rest at Christmas and a mince pie or two, but gremlins never rest and someone has to be on call to deal with them.

Although the Tardis crew will be putting up their Christmas stockings hoping for everything they deserve, the operation is a 365 day a year affair and we will be available for emergency call out.

 

The same number as usual and the same level of service applies.

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We really hope you won’t need us, but we’ll be there if you do.

Thanks for being with us through 2014 and for following our blog, Twitter feed and Facebook page.

We really enjoyed your pictures of Tardis toilets and tankers you spotted out on location, even on the telly. Keep sending them in and we’ll keep featuring them. For meritorious contributions, we have been know to post out some Tardis goodies as reward, so just keep that in mind.

We plan to continue running humorous features and expanding our instructional videos like our recent Crossrail compliant video, which was very well received.

And of course, when the occasion rises, we’ll be dressing up rather like we did in our onesies for Children in need and our wooly pullies for Save the Children.

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New tanks on the blog

It’s barely a fortnight ago that we were crowing about our new Euro 6 tankers and our natty rear wheel steer tanker and here we are again with three new additions to our fleet.

We’ve not had the livery applied to these yet, but we wanted to announce our new mid-range 16000 litre clean water delivery tankers.

This tanker is ideal for bulk water deliveries, wash downs, soakaway testing, site water and event water supply, in fact anywhere where clean water is needed.

We also hire petrol driven water pumps, delivering the wet stuff via 2” Bauer fittings. We can supply pipework as required.

Full specification here.

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Catch the wave – Bulk water delivery with a difference

We’ve just made a very useful addition to our fleet.  A 26 tonne bulk water tanker which has the added bonus of rear wheel steering allowing it to access where our larger tankers may have difficulty for example, farm gates.

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The cultured amongst the Tardis fanbase may notice the likeness of our H2o tanker graphic to a famous woodblock print from the Japanese Edo period.


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Katsushika Hokusai was an artist from the school of Ukiyoe. And he created this.
It is a woodblock print where each of the composing elements of the picture are carved by hand, ink is applied in the relevant colour and then the block pressed down on to paper. The process is repeated with typical unerring accuracy many times until the finished picture emerges.

You can buy an original woodblock print today, it will have been made recently, but still using the blocks carved almost two hundred years ago.

Today’s prints use modern ink pigments, whereas the ones made during the Edo period would have been vegetable based.

Rather like these prints, our rear wheel steer tanker is highly sought after in this case for bulk water deliveries, having a capacity of 16000 litres.

The tanker carries 60 metres of hose and the usual high level of safety equipment for vehicle and driver and we think a nice paint job too!

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Now you know all about Japanese woodblock prints, you can learn more about our nifty 26 tonne beauty by clicking on the thumbnail woodblock print spec sheet.

Not all toilets are created equal

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At this time of year, everyone’s thoughts turn to parties and merriment.

We here at Tardis have found that big parties are often organised with no prior thought to shall we say “washroom requirements” leading to the ubiquitous loo queue and whilst people are in line waiting to spend a penny, they aren’t at the party having fun.

With that in mind, here’s the Tardis guide on how to relieve (literally) that problem at large gatherings.

Recommended for parties, weddings and the likes, have the hot wash or event toilet. Which as you might expect, does need a mains supply for the hot water. Elsewise, all the other functions are self-contained. The HSE compliant model even has a mirror so you can ensure you look your best when you exit.

All the necessities are provided, paper towels, liquid soap and silky soft tissue, you know what for…

We have a larger model for those with mobility issues, large enough to cater for a wheelchair and carer.

To cater for events where lads might outnumber lasses (stag nights, Rugby events) etc, we have urinals, 4 or 6 bay and we have also have demand for our ladies restroom (rose petals and attending cherubim an optional extra).

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Believe it or not, there’s a Tardis shower unit which does need power and mains water to keep it operational.

We find that most events can be amply catered for with these variants, but we will often be asked to crank things up a notch.

This is when our trailer based multiple bay luxury toilets come into play, for a touch of posh. Maybe a little large for your back garden, but perfect for post divot stamping at the polo match.

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These units are finished to an exceptionally high standard and are often provided with attending personnel, a professional finishing touch.

Whatever the size of the party you’re catering for, even the hire of one portable unit can take the strain off your home facilities and keep your guests happy.

You can book your toilets and get an amazing amount of good advice from the experienced and friendly hire desk team. It’s one number nationwide

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There are several factors to be considered because contrary to popular myth, our toilets don’t just materialise despite their nickname.

We deliver using medium sized commercial vehicles, often with a tail lift and the units are then jostled into place by our rugged muscular drivers.

Please do consider where you want to site your toilet unit, no lifting over walls, please, these things are heavy. Remember, they contain water and chemicals. In certain circumstances, a crane can be hired at extra cost.

Consider the access for our vehicle, will your path or driveway be wide enough? See the spec sheets for the vehicles we use and your questions will be answered.

We try to help you consider every possible snag with our spec sheets and for your convenience, the thumbnails below will open PDFs where dimensions, weights and the likes are given for each unit and vehicle.

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The information provided in these sheets and by our hire desk team take the mines out of the minefield. All you have to do, is arrange the time and date of delivery and collection and arrange to be there, we’ll do the rest.

As for calculating your number of people to units required ratio, we can advise on that and of course if the hire period is longer than a day or two, we will advise on your servicing periods to replenish the water and chemical solutions.

Now there’s been some noise made on social media on the fact our units are bigger on the inside. Unfortunately, we are unable to comment, you’ll just have to find out for yourselves.

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Onesie day at Tardis for Children in Need

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Staff at Tardis Environmental came to work in their onesies in aid of the BBC Children in Need appeal.

We set our target at a hundred pounds, exceeding that by a further £ 150 by 3pm. Then after our little photo session in the yard with our new tankers, our customers and suppliers saw us online and after picking themselves up off the floor, made pledges of further support.

Thank you everyone who chipped in and who made a sight of themselves in their onesies.

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Stuart in his “all year round” onesie

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Tardis and the Crossrail project

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Crossrail, the largest engineering project in Europe and Tardis has been part of it.

In a nutshell, Crossrail is 73 miles of railway set to serve London and the south east, improving journey times and connecting with many existing lines.

As a supplier of goods and services to the project, Tardis Environmental have invested heavily in our fleet to make them “Crossrail compliant”. This includes the provision of safety equipment that is additional to the level we already send our vehicles to work carrying.

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Fresnel lenses for example, smaller but similar to those found in lighthouses in this instance they are used to bend light allowing a driver to see personnel or cyclists approaching on the inside blind spot.

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Side scan detection is now standard Crossrail  equipment, designed to detect cyclists or pedestrians in close proximity to the nearside.

In practice, audible tones or warnings exterior to the vehicle are triggered when the left hand indicator is activated and should there be a person detected in the field of the scan, the driver inside the cab is alerted by audible tone also.

Some side scan systems have the added safety of exterior cameras greatly reducing the chance of a mishap.

In addition, warning livery is added to the vehicle as are under run bars down each side.

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Woe betide any contractor who fails to meet the high standards lain down by Crossrail. Exclusion from all sites and fines meted out often being the penalty.

Safety is in everyone’s interest. Our spec sheets detail our Crossrail compliant vehicles which of course can be used elsewhere, where stringent safety is practised.

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We’re equally as prepared as Noah

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It’s a sad fact that we have a lot of floods in the UK. Many things contribute to the damage and misery flooding brings. Our high rainfall, poor public maintenance of drains and gullies, properties being built on flood plains to name just three.

Winter is approaching and you can be assured that we’ll be responding to a flooding emergency somewhere.

At least you have peace of mind knowing Tardis Environmental are geared up for flood relief.

Our largest tanker is a 6000 gallon capacity vacuum tanker trailer. Tardis tanker drivers, fine fellows indeed, are are well versed in dealing with flooding emergencies at commercial and domestic properties alike, arriving on site fully equipped to deal with the situation, right down to packing their water wings.

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In addition to manpower and heavy equipment, Tardis steps into the breach with a range of submersible pumps which can be teamed up with our waste tanks offering a sound solution to your flooding woes.

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Modern technology plays its part too, in the form of our amazing Flood Sax tm

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Polymer based lightweight gel bags, which can absorb up to 20 litres of floodwater in three minutes. Environmentally safe, they can be disposed of in landfill where they biodegrade naturally.

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The Tardis flood response service is a 365 days a year operation so there’s no need to call International Rescue.

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Instead dial 0800 731 0589 for prompt emergency service.

Oyez, oyez Tardis Times be out today

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Our newsletter Tardis Times is out today. An online magazine featuring news of what we’re up to, what’s new and what’s in development.

This issue has a fun word search with the chance to win a Tardis goody bag. There’s a piece on out new environmentally friendly carbon busting Euro 6 tankers.

But we’re telling you the plot. Anyway, it’s all done in the best possible taste and is out now.  Follow the link and click on the green Tardis Times graphic lower left of the page to download your copy.