68 years after production of the classic model began; the last Land Rover Defender will roll off the production line in the West Midlands, today January 29th 2016.
The four wheel drive vehicle has been produced since 1948 in Solihull by various owners including British Leyland, BMW, Ford and now Tata through Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).
The Defender, which got its name in 1990, represented the continuation of the very first Land Rover modeled on the wartime jeep.
Since its launch, more than 2 million Land Rovers and Defenders have been sold, with 308 model derivatives. The Defender has featured in films such as James Bond movie Skyfall, has been a long-running supplier to the royals as well as a vehicle used by British troops.
The Land Rover was originally marketed as the “go anywhere” vehicle option, “for the farmer, the countryman and general industrial use”.
JLR are now working on a replacement for the Defender.
Tardis now has ten of the recognisable off-road vehicles in our fleet.
Tardis Land Rovers are suitable jobs in hard to reach or off-road areas:
From April 1st 2016, premises in England will no longer need to register as a hazardous waste producer, regardless of the amount they produce or store on their site.
Hazardous waste is generally waste that is considered harmful to human health, animals or the environment, this includes:
Solvent-based inks and paints
Oils (except edible ones) e.g. car oil
Fluorescent light tubes
Equipment containing ozone-depleting substances e.g. fridges
Hazardous packaging waste
Some premises are exempt from the registration requirement.
When registering your premises, you are given a unique ‘premises code’ which is only valid for 12 months from the date of registration. There is a fee for each site you register.
The decision to remove the requirement to register has been made by DEFRA (Department for Environment, Good & Rural Affairs) as part of the Smarter Environmental Regulation Review (Red Tape Challenge).
Last year we reported that John Babb (Hire Desk Manager at Tardis Environmental) had ran the Birmingham Half Marathon. We all helped him raise an impressive £490 for his chosen charity, the British Heart Foundation.
This year, John has decided to push himself even further, as has signed up to run the Virgin Money London Marathon on 24th April 2016.
This time, John has decided to raise money for different charity still very close to his, and his family’s heart, Heart Research UK.
With training already underway for the gruelling 26 mile course, he now has the mammoth task of raising a minimum of £1750.
If you would like to show your support and help John reach his target, please follow this link to be taken to his Virgin Money Giving page.
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.
This year we have been asked again to supply Glastonbury Festival 23 waste tanks
Because we fabricate our own tanks from 4mm steel and have our own fabricator. This will enable us to fabricate any size or any shape waste tank you will need for your site or festival.
Why go steel over plastic for your waste tank
The benefits of a steel waste tank is that a steel tank is highly durable, can be moved around site without causing much damage to the tank, will still operate in cold or hot weather without cracking and most importantly you can stack your welfare or cabin unit on top of the tank, which will create space at your festival or construction site.
Have a waste tank to suit your site needs
As we fabricate our own tanks, we can fabricate a tank to suit your needs. We came create any shape and size tank with lots of additional features than your standard waste tank.
High level alarm
If you need more info on our waste tanks call today on 0800 731 0589
2 new vans have arrived at Tardis headquarters and have now received the Tardis paintwork and have now been given the chapter 8 makeover. These two small vans will be used to support our tankers out in the field.
The Tardis vans will help protect the driver by correctly directing the traffic around the work area. They will also assist the general public as well by keeping them safe and away from the work area and keeping your business open and keeping the disruption to your customers to a minimal.
2 New Tardis Land Rovers Join Our Fleet
We have also taken delivery of 2 new Tardis Land Rovers. These 2 vehicles will both have separate jobs. One will be used by our mechanics to visit and fix our tankers and service vehicles at other depots and will be able to have all the correct equipment with in the back of the Land Rover.
Our second Land Rover will be for our Health and safety officer, who will be able to visit sites and check to make sure the area is safe and secure and that the driver has good access to where the job. Our health and safety officer not only checks sites to make sure that our drivers are safe but the general public are safe as well and that our drivers are keeping within H&S guidelines and rules.
Our services include; septic tank emptying, portable toilet hire, water bowser hire, drain unblocking and jetting. These are just some the services that Tardis Environmental can provide for you. To find out more visit www.tardishire.co.uk or call 0800 731 0589 and speak to one of our advisors.
If you’re in a high-risk flood area, then Tardis Environmental can help weather you’re a domestic or construction customer.
The met office has issued out warnings and alerts for known areas that are at risk of flooding. So what can we do to help prevent or even minimize damage caused by flooding?
We have a large fleet of vacuum tankers that can take large amounts of wet wastewater to help alleviate possible damage caused be flooding. Some of our tankers can also have a high vol jet vac that can clean your drains from leafs and debris that may slow the rate the floodwater gets drained.
Tardis Environmental also has industrial water pumps that can move the wastewater from a flooded area to a drain or river that is not flooded.
The WX10 and WH20 water pumps are useful for small jobs like filling small water tanks and increasing water pressure.
The WB20 and WB30 are great for moving large amounts of water with small debris within the water.
Now the WT20 is probably the best bet to move waste water as it can handle large amounts of water and large sized debris up to 24mm.
If you need any help in a bad situation then give our team a call today and see how we can help you. Freephone 0800 731 0589.
Did you know that Tardis Environmental have WRAS approved products?
So what does WRAS approved mean
WRAS means The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme and for a product to be WRAS approved it demonstrates that the item complies with the high standards that the water regulations promulgated back in 1999 for the United Kingdom. So you now know that our WRAS approved water bowsers and water tanks come at a high standard.
What does WRAS cover?
WRAS covers all plumbing systems, water fittings, water bowsers, water tanks and any equipment that is going to supply water from the public water supply.
Is it a illegal requirement to have WRAS products?
No it is not illegal to install a product that is not WRAS, but you may need to have proof or prove the compliance in other ways. No WRAS approved products are mainly used in areas where human health could not be compromised. We can provided WRAS approved piping and fitting along with our highly trained Tardis plumber.
How can you tell if its WRAS Approved?
On all WRAS approved there should be a WRAS approval number this is a way of proving that the product is WRAS approved. But even if for say the water bowser is WRAS approved if it was installed or operated incorrectly then this might breach the water regulations 1999. Don’t worry we have a Tardis Plumber who knows all about WRAS installation and operation.
Tardis has taken delivery of 2 new Tankers ready for Septic tank empties
Tardis Environmental is always upgrading its vacuum tankers fleet with the latest technology. Our new septic tankers have all the safety equipment and are Crossrail compliant and chapter 8 approved.
All Crossrail compliant vehicles must have the following safety equipment to be able to work within Crossrail construction sites.
all HGVs must have Fresnel lenses
Side scan equipment which will give of an audible beep in the driver’s cabin. This is to warn the driver of the HGV that there is an object or person on the left inside space.
Under-run guards must also be fitted. This is to help prevent cyclists from coming into contact with the HGVs wheels.
Carry signs must also be fitted to warn cyclists and pedestrians.
Side and Rear Cameras, with a TV monitor in the cabin.
Chapter 8 explained
All vehicles that work or stop on a highway for purposes of work or inspections must be equipped with high visibility rear markings, also HGV or long vehicles must have marking on the side if they are to be used in temporary traffic management situations.
So if you require a professional septic tank emptying service that has all the latest equipment in safety and septic tank emptying, who have EUSR training in water hygiene. Not to mention our tankers have won the FORS Bronze membership.
Tardis Environmental would like to congratulate Will and Kate on their first born son who is third in line to the throne.
The new prince of Cambridge was born at St Mary’s hospital in London. The new born prince was given birth at 16:24BST and weighed in at 8lb 6oz. The new born prince who’s farther is Prince William second in line for the throne will now be third in line for the throne.
First in line for the throne will be Prince Charles.
Here is the order to the throne.
1. Prince Charles
2. Prince William
3. Prince Williams New Born Prince (Yet to be Named)
4. Prince Harry
5. Andrew, Duke of York
6. Beatrice, Princess of York
7. Eugenie, Princess of York
8. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
9. James, Viscount Severn
10. Lady Louise Windsor
11. Princess Anne, Princess Royal
12. Peter Philips
13. Savannah Born 2010 (Peter Philips Child)
14. Isla Born 2012 (Peter Philips Child)
15. Zara Philips
Yet again Tardis Environmental would like to congratulate Kate and Will on there first born Son who will be Prince of Cambridge.