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Pioneering approach to wellbeing helps win 9th RoSPA Gold


Lanes Group plc has won a RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award for the ninth year in a row which means it has retained its RoSPA Gold Medal for multiple consecutive awards. The UK’s largest independent drainage specialist could evidence significant health and safety initiatives during 2017, clearly demonstrating the continuous improvement expected by the…


Lanes goes digital to boost lone worker safety


Drainage engineers at Lanes Group plc are benefitting from extra safety protection when they work by themselves during unsociable hours. The company, the UK’s largest independent drainage specialist, has invested in Skyguard, a digital personal safety service. Drainage personnel can be issued with a Skyguard digital fob that detects if a person collapses or remains…


Pioneering wellbeing programme “changing lives” at utility specialist


A wellbeing programme developed by Lanes Group plc is combining cutting-edge digital app technology with professional mental health practitioner support for the first time. The approach, praised by industry leaders and in line to win two national water industry awards, is helping transform the lives of employees faced with major personal problems. The wellbeing programme…


Utility operatives welcome ‘golden’ chance to have a say


Operational workers at Lanes Utilities are being invited to sit in the ‘Golden Chair’ at senior management meetings to contribute to decision making on service delivery. A place at the weekly meetings, led by Lanes Utilities Director Andy Brierley, is reserved for a wastewater engineer or office-based operational colleague, to share ideas and gain better…


Water jetting training boost for Lanes drainage engineers


Lanes Group plc has introduced a rolling programme of accredited water jetting training to boost the operational skills and safety of its drainage operatives. It is delivering City & Guilds accredited courses developed by the Water Jetting Association (WJA) to train drainage operatives to a uniform and recognised standard. The in-house programme has been adapted…


Yummy to intrepid – £25,000 raised for cancer charity


Big-hearted colleagues working for Lanes Group plc have braved gale-force winds and buzzing clipper blades to raise over £25,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Teams and individuals working at depots and offices across the UK for the UK’s largest independent drainage specialist, and sister company UKDN Waterflow (LG) Ltd, contributed to the fund-raising effort. Macmillan Cancer…