Explorer Scouts Help with community project in SwazilandEnvirotect owners, Niven and Janine Smith, are extremely proud to support their 15 year old daughter Sarah, who is giving up most of her summer holiday to travel to South Africa and Swaziland in order to work on a community project. In July Sarah, along with another 20 Explorer Scouts, 7 Network Members and 10 Leaders, all from Hertfordshire will be flying to Johannesburg and travelling to Swaziland where they will meet with 12 Swazi Rover Scouts to test their bricklaying skills by helping to build a community centre, after which they will dig a borehole. They will be camping in the village and will be sharing the locals’ already very limited facilities. It will not all be hard work though. Once the bricklaying and digging are complete they plan to visit the Kruger National Park and enjoy some other fun activities including White Water Rafting. Sarah and her cohorts have all been busy fundraising since early autumn so that they are able to buy the building materials and hire the equipment for the project upon arrival. The group will also be taking donated items with them to help disadvantaged children within the area. Donations include clothing (including football kits!), footwear, computers, games, toys, sports equipment and mobile phones. Some of the fundraising events that the Hemel Hempstead Explorer Scout group have recently been involved in have included organising a fun day for younger scouts and their families which provided activities and food, a cake and coffee evening, selling homemade jewellery, leaflet drops, baby sitting and offering their services with any other odd jobs. All of the money raised from these events will go directly towards the project and not the trip. Pictured is Sarah at the Family Fundraising Day – colour a square to win a prize. The Giraffe and Elephant were painted on plywood that was donated by Envirotect Limited.
A fourth year of exhibiting at Saudi Health
Envirotect’s managing director Niven Smith returned to the Kingdom to exhibit for a fourth year at Saudi Health.
Having established the company throughout the Kingdom it was an ideal opportunity to speak directly with key members of staff from the Saudi Arabian healthcare industry.
Saudi Health 2016
Our managing director, Niven Smith is returning to Saudi Health and will be exhibiting at stand number 324-3.
16 – 18 May 2016
Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center, KSA
Envirotect’s MRI development manager, Steve Rumble and managing director, Niven Smith attended this year’s ECR in Vienna. It was a chance to meet up with contacts to discuss our increasing portfolio of RF cages for MRI rooms.
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Shielding is ready for new breed of PETMR
Envirotect offers an extensive range of bespoke shielding products providing protection for all diagnostic radiology aspects including general x-ray, CT and PETCT. Its boron loaded polyethylene shielding can be utilised in radiotherapy rooms to allow the safe use of linear accelerators.
Introducing RF shielding and magnetic steel shielding to the product portfolio has allowed Envirotect to offer customers a complete shielding package. It has also permitted Envirotect to develop a combination of radiation and radiofrequency shielding for the introduction of the new breed of PETMR scanners which are due to be trialled in the UK for detection of Alzheimer’s disease.
The company can display the Made in Britain marque on its products and holds ISO9001 certification.
“With unrivalled knowledge and experience in the complex field of RF and x-ray shielding, we can adapt to our customers’ challenges and requirements,” the company states.
Editorial printed in the January issue of Rad Magazine.
Happy New Year 2016
Envirotect would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year!
We will be attending some not to be missed shows & events throughout 2016 and we look forward to seeing you.
20-22 September 2016
Oman International Exhibition Center
UK Radiological Congress (UKRC)
6 – 8 June 2016
ACC Liverpool Stand 26
16-18 May 2016
Riyadh International Covention & Exhibition Center
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year
Envirotect would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your valued custom and loyalty throughout 2015.
Our offices will be closed from Wednesday 23rd December until Monday 4th January. Normal office hours resume on Monday 4th January 2015.
We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
Envirotect Ltd extend Made in Britain marque
Bedfordshire based Envirotect Ltd, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of Radiation and RF shielding, have been busy redesigning their product labels to incorporate the Made in Britain marque.
The company’s bespoke shielding range will display high quality anodised aluminium Made in Britain plates to complement their existing product description plates on all joinery products with lead glass displaying a Made in Britain sticker which have been produced by a fellow member of the campaign.
Managing director, Niven Smith, is passionate about British manufacturing and whenever possible materials and suppliers originating in the UK are used, enabling faster manufacture and delivery times.
Envirotect says it is the only shielding manufacturer in the UK that is member accredited and able to display the Made in Britain marque on their products. They also hold an ISO9001 certification which recognises Envirotect’s commitment to manufacturing and quality craftsmanship.
Their specialist range of shielding products include lead lined door sets, x-ray screens, observation windows, lead vinyl, shielded cabinets and lead glass as well as RF cages and steel shielding for MRI scanners. All shielding products are manufactured in their UK workshop and can be delivered anywhere in the world.
Envirotect’s MD, said: “We are proud to be part of the Made in Britain Campaign and feel it is vital to promote British manufacturing as the UK are renown for quality craftsmanship and products which are respected across the world”.
See the full news article on the Made in Great Britain Campaign website http://www.madeingb.org/news/envirotect-ltd-add-made-in-britain-marque
Rad Magazine Foundation Event
Did you see the October issue of Rad Magazine. Great news that Envirotect helped to raise more than £6,000 for The Stroke Association whilst having fun with colleagues from the medical industry.
Charity Golf Day
Envirotect’s Nigel Payne and Steve Rumble gathered with colleagues and friends from the medical imaging industry at Five Lakes golf course near Colchester to raise funds for the Stroke Association. Organised by RAD Magazine Foundation, this is the fourth year the event has taken place and it grows more popular every year with the event raising over £6,000 for the chosen charity.
Pictured are the non-golfers group with MRI Development Manager, Steve Rumble, pictured top left and Operations Manager, Nigel Payne, bottom right.
Shielding is designed for new breed of PETMR scanners
Radiation shielding provider Envirotect Limited has developed an integrated system that is expected to provide a solution for radiofrequency interference and ionising radiation emittance from the latest PETMR scanners.
“The move toward PETMR is an exciting technological breakthrough in diagnostic imaging which combines 3.0T MRI and molecular imaging, allowing simultaneous MR and PET in clinical use, thereby producing a comprehensive diagnostic image in one scan,” states Envirotect.
One of the company’s challenges has been to produce an integrated shielded door system and observation window that can provide patient and operator safety against ionising radiation shielding will still providing the necessary RF shielding for the Faraday cage to enable clear imaging without artefacts or interference. The benefit of this is to only have one door set and observation window with combined shielding capabilities.
Envirotect’s shielding products are compatible with all major magnet vendors. Managing director Niven Smith said: “This will complement our range of standard shielding products and give us a stronger standing in the marketplace.”
Envirotect manufactures and supplied products such as lead lined door sets, x-ray screens, observation windows, lead vinyl and lead glass as well as RF cages and steel shielding for MRI scanners.
Editorial printed in the September issue of Rad Magazine.
Siemens Biograph MMR image provided courtesy of Siemens Healthcare.
Rad Magazine final look at UKRC 2015...
Have you seen our photograph in this months RAD magazine? Our Envirotect team is photographed with Malenda Matthews (far right) from Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital at UKRC 2015.
As the saying goes ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ and this has certainly been the case for MRI development manager, Steve Rumble. Who would believe that this time last year Envirotect launched a range of RF shielding for MRI at UKRC.
After the success of UKRC 2014 Envirotect returned to exhibit at this year’s event which was held at ACC Liverpool.
UKRC is an excellent opportunity for the Envirotect team to engage with delegates and talk through new projects directly.
Envirotect are looking forward to exhibiting at UKRC next year. The event will be held on June 6-8 2016 at ACC Liverpool.
Only 5 days to go...UKRC 2015
Lightweight cage is swift to assemble
Envirotect reports a positive reception to its UK manufactured copper radio frequency cage for shielding MRI, saying: “Feedback has praised the time to manufacture a cage following a site survey and the well-programmed installation schedule. The lightweight cage design enables a swift assembly.”
Envirotect says it is the only copper RF shield manufacturer in the UK that is member accredited and able to display the Made in Britain marque.
Managing director Niven Smith is passionate about UK manufacturing and whenever possible materials and suppliers originating in the UK are used, enabling faster manufacture and delivery.
“A growing demand for PETMR makes the appointment of a single shielding manufacturer and installer a practical and integrated solution,” states Envirotect. “To combine the radiation and radio frequency shielding during the initial design stages requires extensive understanding and experience of both types of shielding.”
Editorial printed in the June issue of Rad Magazine.
Saudi Health 2015
Our managing director, Niven Smith was accompanied by our MRI development manager, Steve Rumble for another successful year exhibiting on the UK Pavilion at Saudi Health.
This was Envirotect’s third year exhibiting at Saudi Health and their second year as part of a UK delegation organised by Medilink.
Due to Envirotect’s perseverance the company name is now recognised within the Kingdom and the exhibition was an ideal opportunity to talk through requirements directly with key members of staff from the Saudi Arabian healthcare industry.
Pictured are Envirotect managing director, Niven Smith with the British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Simon Collis and MRI development manager, Steve Rumble.
SRP Annual Conference
Over 300 delegates attended the SRP Annual Conference which was held in Eastbourne from 19th – 21st May. Envirotect had the pleasure of welcoming delegates to their exhibition stand throughout the three day event.
Envirotect would like to thank The SRP team for keeping us entertained throughout the event. With The SRP Bake Off taking place during the tea break on Wednesday and The Annual Dinner later that evening followed by entertainment from an amazing local band, The Vibes, who succeeded in getting most of the guests to take to the dance floor including the Envirotect team…
A great time was had by all!
Height restriction challenge is met with a specially designed shielding solution
Envirotect, in association with John Caunt Scientific, has installed 200mm thickness boron polyethylene to the ceiling area of a radiotherapy room at Kent and Canterbury Hospital.
Shielding was required to allow the safe use of a Varian Medical Systems linear accelerator.
The installation was particularly challenging due to the height restriction in the room. Envirotect’s Nigel Payne developed a unique method of securing the shielding material close to the soffit to leave the required head room for the services and ceiling finish. The construction technique allowed for sufficient structural support to ensure that the services and ceiling finish could be suspended below the shielding.
The hospital needed to remain fully functional and close liaison between Envirotect’s site manager and clinical staff was vital to ensure minimum disruption.
Managing director Niven Smith said: “The installation was a credit to all involved as the logistics of delivering, unloading and distributing 8 tonnes of shielding material outside normal working hours had to be planned carefully so as not to impact on day-to-day operation of the hospital.”
Envirotect also supplies bespoke shielded doors that can be manufactured to suit any size of opening and designed specifically to customer requirements.
Editorial printed in the May issue of Rad Magazine.
architects datafile - Healthcare design & build
Our latest editorial published in the April issue of architects datafile – Healthcare design & build supplement.
The Society of Radiological Protection
Envirotect is an Affiliate Member of the Society for Radiological Protection.
We will be exhibiting at the SRP Annual Conference which will be held in Eastbourne 19th – 21st May 2015. Please visit us at stand number 33.
Earlier this month Steve Rumble, our MRI development manager attended ECR in Vienna to spread the word regarding our latest product release of RF shielding. Steve managed to speak with a number of companies regarding our RF cages for MRI facilities and stated that “all in all it was a very positive trip”.
Sealed finish meets infection control requirements at King's cardiac cath lab
Managing director of Envirotect Limited Niven Smith has congratulated everyone involved in the successful installation of radiation shielding at a new facility at King’s College Hospital, London. The works were carried out on behalf of main contractor Neilcott Construction.
During the installation Envirotect encountered a number of challenges. In addition to the radiation shielding to the doors and windows, the frames and door components required encapsulating with high quality plastic. This provides a sealed finish to meet stringent infection control requirements that are necessary for the procedures carried out in the cardiac catheter lab.
Envirotect also manufactured a bespoke ‘speak transmission’ window for easy communication between staff and patients. The project was completed on time and within budget.
Editorial printed in the March issue of Rad Magazine.
Prior manufacture of compounds allow installation of first RF cage to tight schedule
Working on behalf of Avenue Building Company, Envirotect has completed its first RF cage installation with magnetic steel shielding at BMI Bath Clinic in Somerset.
The complex design involved magnetic steel shielding around two cross beams in the ceiling prior to installation of the RF cage. Framework for the cage was manufactured in panels at Envirotect’s premises in Leighton Buzzard, transported to the site and moved into position where small adjustments were made before final installation. Manufacturing the panels, windows and doors in advance saved time on sight during the tight build schedule.
Envirotect says the successful installation was due to the fact that it visits a site at least once to verify conditions and dimensions, which helps with the accurate manufacture of a custom room. If required a further visit is arranged four or five days prior to installation to ensure that the site is ready and that there have been no major changes.
Avenue and Envirotect are set to work together on a future project.
Editorial printed in the February issue of Rad Magazine.
Customer discussions help to evolve range of shielding cabinets
Envirotect says it has listened to its customers for the development of a range of radiation shielding cabinets. “These are used by our clients for a diverse range of applications such as mobile cases for demonstrating dental x-ray equipment, university research testing cabinets and lockable secure storage units,” explained managing director Niven Smith.
The company has gained an in-depth understanding of how radiation scatter behaves in relatively small and confined spaces, knowledge that is invaluable when constructing the units to ensure there is no leakage or ‘hot spots’ at junctions, door and window surrounds or lock positions.
Each design has evolved from close discussions with customers to produce a product that is manufactured to exacting briefs. They are hand crafted by a team of experienced craftsmen at the Leighton Buzzard factory.
Envirotect is now a committed member of the Made in Britain campaign.
Editorial printed in the February issue of Rad Magazine.
Envirotect are proud to be British!
Envirotect have recently become members of Made in Britain and will be introducing the official marque on all of our Radiation and RF shielding products.
The marque has been introduced to help customers identify British made products and to help support and promote British manufacturing in the UK and overseas.
Britain is perhaps not the easiest and certainly not the cheapest location to manufacture, but what we do have is fantastic craftsmanship, expertise, experience and an established and reliable supply chain, which is respected across the world.
The campaign was originally started by Stoves to celebrate British manufacturing the management of which has since been handed over to a committee made up of MDs and CEOs of UK manufacturing companies as well as other supporters of British manufacturing. Together they have formed a not-for-profit company called Made in Great Britain Campaign Limited.