Water win: Lanes scoops two awards


LANES Group’s Utilities Division has achieved a double win in the Thames Water Health and Safety Excellence Awards 2014.

The team won Innovation of the Year for developing Essential Standards, a best practice guide for all operations, including health and safety, which uses cartoons to explain to staff how jobs should be done.
Sarah Hurcomb, Lanes Utilities Division’s Health, Safety, Quality and Environment Manager won Young Person of the Year for leading a highly successful campaign to drive up health and safety performance over the last 18 months.
Lanes Group Utilities Framework Director Conrad Ashby said: “I’m really pleased for everyone in our Thames Water contract team, not least because we were up against very good shortlisted candidates.
“Both awards reflect a team effort in making incremental changes that add up to a step change in our culture and performance on health and safety.
“I think Thames Water have been impressed that we have set high standards – determined to break down barriers – and have delivered on what we have said we would. There is also recognition that we have contributed across Thames Water’s operations, not just our own.
“Sarah’s contribution epitomises this. She has headed a working group that has pulled together best practice guidance on HGV driving that has benefited the whole Thames Water supply chain.