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 all three standards across its depot network and water utility services.

Sister company UKDN Waterflow (LG) Ltd has also independently achieved all three standards.

Lanes Group Health, Safety, Quality, and Environment Manager, Paul McParland, said: “Lanes Group and UKDN Waterflow (LG) have achieved the standards following 18 days of auditing at seven sites across the UK.

“Holding ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 demonstrates our commitment to driving improvement through proven systems, policies, and procedures.

“It gives us a strong platform to improve still further how we do business, which is positive for clients and our employees, who expect the best from the UK’s largest and most progressive independent drainage specialist.”

Lanes has won significant new contracts in recent months, from clients that include Severn Trent, Northumbrian Water, Durham University, and Cambridgeshire Police. The new standards both reflect, and will underpin, the systems put in place to support this business growth.

Lanes Utilities, the wastewater network services maintenance partner for Thames Water, independently holds the same standards.

In the last three years, Lanes Group has invested significantly in HR, finance, and health and safety systems, including the SHE online and app-based health and safety platform.

Paul McParland said: “We are winning more business that requires national and regional service delivery, with network depots and utility service hubs working together to a very high standard.

“Achieving these international standards will help us maintain and develop further this agile and customer-focussed approach to business, where quality, sustainability, and safety all play a critical role in our business offerings.”

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