Technology and Innovation News

Lanes engineers use their heads to stay safe

11/10/2012

Lanes for Drains engineers are using their heads when it comes to best practice for health and safety – because vital information that could help save their lives is now kept on their hats. Lanes, the UK’s largest independent specialist drainage company, has invested in an emergency ID system that works by storing personal health…

Drainage expertise is required for Fibre Optic technology

06/08/2012

Lanes for Drains has proved that the innovative application of drainage expertise and technology means it need not be a bridge too far when it comes to installing 21st Century communications systems. Engineers from the company, the UK’s largest independent drainage specialists, laid fibre optic cables underneath a 60 metre long bridge. QinetiQ, the company that…

Lanes new safety device could transform the rail industry

02/07/2012

The Lanes Group has developed a simple yet highly innovative safety device that has the potential to transform working at height across the rail industry – significantly improving safety, productivity and staff satisfaction. The new rail safety strop is attached to the rail, acting as a restraint point, to stop staff working at height from entering unsafe areas and…

Interceptors Unplugged

02/02/2012

Surface water drains, including land drains and most road drains, are designed to carry only uncontaminated rainwater to a local river, stream or soakaway. Run-off which is contaminated by silt, chemicals or oil, could pollute the watercourse. That’s why interceptors, also called oil separators, are fitted to surface water drainage systems — to protect the…

Leading the way in environmental compliance with Lanes and Aquasentry

22/03/2011

Yorkshire-based transformer manufacturer, Winder Power, is the first site in Europe to install a revolutionary web-interfaced interceptor monitor, thanks to Lanes and Aquasentry. The web-based monitor and alarm system recognises high oil levels in the interceptors, and triggers an alarm which immediately closes a device to seal the site within seconds. It ensures that Winder’s…

Bee Clear is latest acquisition

01/06/2008

Lanes Group plc has announced that drainage firm Bee Clear Group Limited of Plymouth is the latest business to join Lanes for Drains, the UK’s largest independent drainage specialist. The Devon-based company becomes the south west branch of Lanes for Drains and brings the number of depots to 19. This latest move follows Lanes’ acquisitions…