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Unblocktober: Top Tips for Keeping the Momentum Going

08/11/2019

Our first ever Unblocktober has come to an end – and we’ve been absolutely thrilled at just how popular this groundbreaking campaign to save our sewers and seas has turned out to be! More than 4,000 individuals and employees across the UK signed up to the Unblocktober pledge to keep fat, oil, food waste and…

Unblocktober Hits the Big Time with TV Appearance and More!

01/11/2019

When Lanes Group decided to launch Unblocktober, our aim was to get the nation talking about the ways they could make a difference in protecting our sewers and seas from blockages and pollution. As we come to the end of an eventful month, we believe it’s fair to say that we’ve achieved that goal! More…

Role-play delivers pathway to communication success

24/10/2019

The world of make believe has helped wastewater managers boost their communication confidence during the launch of a pay and careers programme unique to the water industry. Drainage and water utility specialist Lanes Group plc has used a professional actor to carry out innovative role-play training for line managers who play a vital role in…

In-house training boost for drainage operations standards

24/10/2019

Drainage and water utility specialist Lanes Group plc has increased in-house water jetting training by 70 per cent over the last two years. The training uplift is part of a wider skills development initiative to ensure the company sets the highest possible quality and health and safety standards. Water jetting training is carried out by…

TEN of the worst hot spot areas in the North East for foul flushing

23/10/2019

A North East water company is throwing its weight behind the world’s first sewer blockage awareness month, Unblocktober, and is urging customers to not use toilets as a bin. Unblocktober, launched by the Lanes Group, is all about making small changes to people’s daily habits and only flushing the 3Ps – pee, paper and poo…

Innovative career programme creates pathway to award success

21/10/2019

A ground-breaking pay and career development programme developed by Lanes Group plc has been shortlisted for a prestigious Utility Week Award. Lanes and Thames Water have been named as finalists in the annual award in the staff development category for developing the Pathway to Success programme. Lanes, the wastewater network services maintenance partner for Thames…