Indoor Garden Design Announces ‘Plants Work’ Installation at RHS Chelsea

Flower Show As the prevalence of workplace planting gains momentum, award- winning Indoor Garden Design announces Plants Work, an innovative open-plan home office installation, situated within the Discovery Area of the Great Pavilion (GPA/137). The exhibit demonstrates the beauty of plants in the home and working environment, and highlights their scientifically-proven health benefits.

The open-plan home office comprises a working and meeting area, showcasing plants as an essential and highly versatile part of the design – harnessing the green power of nature to provide screening, focal points, visual interest and a healthier working environment.

The installation will incorporate current trends in house plants, showing how to use the right plant

Lanes Wins Ninth RoSPA Gold With Approach To

Wellbeing A novel approach to workplace wellbeing has helped Lanes Group plc win a RoSPA Gold Health and Safety Award for the ninth year in a row to retain its RoSPA Gold Medal for multiple consecutive awards.

The UK's largest independent drainage specialist could evidence significant health and safety initiatives during 2017, clearly demonstrating the continuous improvement expected by the award scheme.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents annual award scheme is one of the most rigorous and prestigious tests of occupational health and safety excellence in the UK.

Lanes Group Managing Director, Wayne Earnshaw, said: "Health, safety, and wellbeing are central to what we do as a drainage specialist, which is why we benchmark against the RoSPA Gold standard each year.


"Our continued success in winning RoSPA Gold Awards is a testament to the excellent work done by our health, safety, and quality teams - and the dedication of all our staff in striving to deliver safe service.”

The RoSPA Gold Award relates to all core business activity within Lanes, including services provided by its 22

for the right place, and there will be a host of information on the science behind our love of plants and the ways in which they boost wellbeing, health and productivity.

Plants Work is co-created with IKEA, in celebration of the beauty of horticulture within the home workspace.

Ian Drummond, Creative Director of Indoor Garden Design said: “This is the second year that we have co-

created an installation with IKEA at RHS Chelsea and we’re delighted. This year, the focus is on the home office, which is very timely for the way we live and work today. Plants Work is a celebration of plants in the home workspace and visitors to our stand will be inspired – not only do these plants look visually beautiful, but they positively impact on productivity, health and wellbeing too.”

regional depots, as well as the Lanes Utilities, and Lanes Rail divisions.

Lanes submitted detailed evidence and data about every aspect of occupational health and safety, including leadership, training, staff engagement, risk assessment, incident monitoring, and investigation.

Health and safety initiatives introduced during 2017 included a campaign against vehicle speeding using the company's vehicle tracking system and the introducing of a digital lone worker monitoring system.

Lanes has developed a pioneering wellbeing app which continuously monitors the happiness of field workers, backed by professional wellbeing practitioner who works with operatives who ask for support.

The initiative has been shortlisted for a Water Industry Achievement Award and is driving improvements in people training and staff retention in the Lanes Utilities Division.

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