Utilities News

Inspiring Lanes trio recognised at safety awards

10/07/2019

Three colleagues at one Lanes Group plc division have been presented with national awards for inspiring others with their dedication to supporting the health and safety of others. Andy Brierley (pictured above, centre), Kelly Hansford and Jack Gale won RoSPA Inspiration Awards which recognise excellence in the delivery of occupational health and safety. All three…

Inspiration Awards Jack Gale Andy Brierley Kelly Hansford

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…

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'

Transport fleet accreditation success boosts road safety

21/02/2019

Lanes Group plc has passed five rigorous audits to retain national accreditation for transport fleet management and safe driving standards. The drainage specialist has achieved, through re-auditing, the Bronze accreditation for its UK transport fleet under the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). FORS is used by companies operating across the UK to benchmark standards in…

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