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TV show prepares to lift manhole on sewer cleaning team

11/06/2019

A popular TV show revealing the grimy side of life in Britain is preparing to show wastewater engineers working for Lanes Group battling fatbergs in London sewers. The highly-skilled and dedicated sewer ‘flushers’ were filmed tackling the large fat blockages on behalf of Thames Water for the documentary series Grime and Punishment. Major challenges they…

Sewer flusher

Toby shines in health and safety Rising Star Awards

07/06/2019

Toby Cook’s dedication as a health and safety advisor for Lanes Group plc has earned him the chance to be named health and safety Rising Star of the year. The 20-year-old has been shortlisted for the award which recognises the talent, hard work and contribution made by young health and safety professionals across the UK….

Toby Cook

Suction wins the day at home of the hover

03/06/2019

A drainage team from Lanes Group plc have used powerful water jetting and vacuumation equipment to clear the outfall of a pipe linking two sites defined by icons of British transport technology. They removed six tonnes of rubble, shingle and shells blocking a sea outfall located at a former hovercraft terminal in Ramsgate Kent. The…

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Andy’s jobs journey reaches fulfilment down in the sewers

15/05/2019

Doing a favour for a friend led to a job working for Lanes Group plc – now Andy Howard has the career he always really wanted, and that includes tackling giant sewer bergs made from fat and concrete. In 2012, the former HGV company boss agreed to take his best mate to a job interview…

Andy Howard - leading concreteberg team

National Skills Accord rewards exemplar skills development practice

15/05/2019

Drainage and wastewater contractor Lanes Group plc has been awarded a Skills Accord for its success in supporting its workforce in achieving recognised skills which contribute to business success. It has become one of 11 tier one utility industry suppliers in the UK to be presented with the award by the Energy and Utility Skills…

Lanes trio win RoSPA awards for inspirational health and safety

10/05/2019

Three colleagues working for drainage and utility specialist Lanes Group plc have each won national awards for their inspirational dedication to the health and safety of others. Jack Gale, Kelly Hansford, and Andy Brierley have won RoSPA Inspiration Awards which recognise the contribution that individuals make to occupational health and safety. Lanes Group Director Andy…

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Wastewater engineers tackle whale-sized ‘concreteberg’

18/04/2019

Wastewater engineers from Lanes Group plc are supporting Thames Water in the removal of a ‘concreteberg’ as heavy as a blue whale plugging three London sewers. The giant mass of solidified cement and ballast, thought to be at least 100 metres long and weighing 105 tonnes, has been discovered at the junction of Gosling Street…

'Concreteberg'