Innovation in safety helps Lanes Group win sixth RoSPA Gold

Lanes Group RiskLanes Group has won a RoSPA Gold Award for occupational health and safety for the sixth year in a row.

The achievement means Lanes Group, the leading drainage and maintenance specialist, retains its RoSPA Gold Medal.

Initiatives put before the judges included a new industry-leading digital risk assessment tool that has achieved 100 per cent field operative compliance, and allows real time management review of work site health and safety.

Lanes Group Managing Director Wayne Earnshaw said: “Achieving this Gold Medal underlines our firm belief that safe business is good business. Our reputation is built on excellence in health and safety, as much as it is in excellence in the quality of our work, customer service and innovation.

“We only achieve this sort of success because our dedicated workforce makes thousands of decisions each day of the week to use only safe work practices in delivering our service. Every member of the team plays a part.”

The company will receive the Gold Medal from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at the National Exhibition Centre on 14 July 2015.

Only organisations that continuously set the highest occupational health and safety standards, year after year, qualify for a Gold Medal in the prestigious annual RoSPA Awards.

To achieve the success, Lanes Group had to supply detailed explanations and evidence of its occupational health and safety strategy, policy, procedures and performance order phentermine pharmacy across all elements of its business.

The award is the second recent health and safety success for Lanes, with the announcement that the Lanes Utilities Division has been named a finalist in the Construction News Awards 2015 for Health and Safety Initiative.

Initiatives submitted in evidence for the RoSPA Awards was the decision to invest over £25,000 in implementing a SHE software system to integrate health and safety management across Lanes’ main operational depots.

Lanes Utilities Division could point to the introduction of a digital point of works risk assessment (PoWRA) tool for its Thames Water wastewater networks maintenance contract, which contributed to an accident frequency rate of zero during 2014.

The digital PoWRA allows operational managers to monitor risk assessment in real time, and support field engineers on key decisions. It also has a Shout About Safety function that invites engineers to suggest safety improvements at each job.

Over the same 12 months, Lanes Rail Division rolled out Lanes’ award-winning Essential Standards staff guide, which uses simple to follow and highly engaging cartoon-style images that show how to safely set up work sites.

Wayne Earnshaw said: “We won’t be resting on our laurels. Initiatives are already in place to improve our health and safety still further during 2015 and in the years ahead. We are continuously striving to embed a strong health and safety culture in all our operations, across the UK.”

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