Utilities News

Lanes volunteers go wild for the environment

10/12/2018

Teams of volunteers from Lanes Utilities have shown their wild sides to support environmental conservation. They have taken part in two Wild Work Days in support of the London Wild Life Trust. Lanes Utilities, part of Lanes Group plc, is the wastewater network services maintenance partner for Thames Water. It is responsible for surveying, unblocking,…

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Lanes Utilities among first to achieve ISO 45001

12/10/2018

Lanes Utilities, part of drainage specialist Lanes Group plc, has joined the first cohort of organisations to achieve ISO 450001:2018 accreditation. ISO 450001 is designed to be a significant upgrade of the current OHSAS 18001 standard, setting a global benchmark for continuous improvement in health and safety. New elements in the standard include a clear…

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Utility Week Awards success at the double for Lanes

08/10/2018

Lanes Group plc has been named as a finalist in two categories of the Utility Week Awards 2018. The company, the UK’s largest independent drainage and wastewater maintenance specialist, has been shortlisted for the Health and Safety and for Utility Partner of the Year awards. Andy Brierley, Lanes Group’s Technical Director, said: “It’s absolutely amazing…

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How using eco-friendly feminine hygiene products can help you fight plastic pollution

14/09/2018

As part of our ongoing ‘Sinner or Binner’ campaign, we’ve talked extensively about how the improper disposal of tampons and sanitary towels is one of the biggest causes of troublesome drain blockages. The reason for this is that many of these products contain hidden plastics that aren’t immediately noticeable or recognisable, but nevertheless prevent the…

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How we’re changing people’s toilet waste disposal habits

30/08/2018

Lanes Group is on a mission to educate people across the UK about the damage caused when hidden plastics found in household products such as wet wipes, sanitary towels, tampons, nappies and much more, are flushed down the toilet. As you may have already read, we have been raising awareness of hidden plastics and explaining…

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Antony takes a nine mile walk – to a new life at Lanes

26/06/2018

Antony McCartney, left, with Lanes contract manager Glyn Bickerstaffe, who gave Antony a job when he was homeless and living rough in a park. A homeless man with cerebral palsy who had been living rough in a tent in a town park has had his life transformed after Lanes Group plc gave him a job…

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Wastewater team backs plastic pollution clear-up

14/06/2018

Wastewater professionals from national drainage specialist Lanes Group plc are supporting a campaign to clean up plastic pollution and other waste dumped along rivers in Greater London. Ten colleagues from Lanes Utilities, the wastewater network service maintenance partner for Thames Water, collected plastic, paper litter, and a shopping trolley along the Thames at Staines, in…

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