News

Toby named national health and safety rising star

12/07/2019

Health, safety and wellbeing trainee Toby Cook has won a national award that identifies the top health and safety professionals of the future. Toby, who is part of the Lanes Group plc team delivering the wastewater network service maintenance contract for Thames Water, has won the SHP Rising Star Utility Award. Judges praised the way…

Andy Comber story

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…

Lanes trio win RoSPA awards for inspirational health and safety

10/05/2019

Three colleagues working for drainage and utility specialist Lanes Group plc have each won national awards for their inspirational dedication to the health and safety of others. Jack Gale, Kelly Hansford, and Andy Brierley have won RoSPA Inspiration Awards which recognise the contribution that individuals make to occupational health and safety. Lanes Group Director Andy…

RoSPA Inspiration Awards 3 SQU

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'

Success is coloured green for worksite safety

08/04/2019

A safety audit programme introduced by Lanes Group plc where work teams are issued with green, yellow and red cards for the way they organise their worksites is proving a significant success. The drainage and utilities specialist introduced the card scheme in late 2016 to monitor its work and encourage best practice as the wastewater…

Green yellow red card montage