Health & Safety News

Wastewater engineers turn to fire fighting to save coffee shop


Two wastewater engineers from Lanes Group plc have been praised by firefighters after they put out a fire outside coffee shop with their jetting hose. Fire chiefs at Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said their quick action prevented what would probably have been a serious blaze. Dan Edwards and Andy Heath had been responding to…


New standards set foundation for business success


Lanes Utilities is using new international standards to integrate its management systems in a process that is already delivering significant benefits for its teams and clients. The business, part of Lanes Group plc, the UK’s largest independent drainage specialist, is the wastewater network services maintenance partner for Thames Water. Lanes Utilities has transitioned to new…


Standards “hat-trick” sets platform for business success


Drainage specialist Lanes Group plc has achieved three business standards, demonstrating the robustness of its approach to quality, the environment, and health and safety. The company now holds ISO 9001:2015 for quality management, ISO 14001:2015 for environmental management, and OHSAS 18001:2007 for occupational health and safety management. It is the first time Lanes has held…


Lanes receives RoSPA Gold Medal Award


Group Health, Safety, Quality, and Environment Manager Paul McParland, pictured right, received the certificate from RoSPA Trustee Don Lloyd during a ceremony at the Metropole Hotel in Birmingham. Drainage specialist Lanes Group plc has received the company’s RoSPA Gold Medal certificate for 2018. The presentation was made by the Royal Society for the Prevention of…