ESD & 2019 Water Industry Awards

Lintott Control Systems is delighted to be supporting its client, ESD, at the 2019 Water Industry Awards (held on Monday 20th May).  ESD is a joint venture between Black & Veatch, Galliford Try & MWH Global, which provides water & wastewater treatment services to Scottish Water.  

As principal contractor, ESD headed the implementation of a new, purpose-built & cutting-edge £29M water treatment facility located at Oban, Scotland.  The supply zone reaches as far north of the town as Port Appin, & as far south as the islands of Seil & Luing (including the areas of Connel & Benderloch therein).

ESD have been selected as finalists in the “DfMA Project of the Year”.  DfMA stands for Design for Manufacture & Assembly.  This is a growing field of expertise & prominence within the Water & Wastewater sector.  It includes the fusion of integrated digital design, off-site manufacture & modular-build concepts.  DfMA is recognised as leading to significant time & cost reductions, whilst minimising disruption & health & safety risks.

Lintott played a decisive design, manufacture & site-commissioning role – over a circa 24-month period.  Its factory-built packages included chemical dosing systems, electrical control panels & software applications engineering (see below).  Together, these formed an integrated solution for controlling over five chemicals (including Sodium Hypochlorite, Ferric, Sulphuric Acid, Monosodium Phosphate & Ammonium Sulphate). 

A small portion of Lintott’s packaged plant installed at Oban Tullich WTW.

Under the management of ESD, Lintott demonstrated its quality & service-biased ethos, but crucially, its comprehensive technical & process competencies.  This drew on the Company’s in-house expertise across process engineering, mechanical & electrical design, software applications, project management, & installation & commissioning. 

The DfMA award seeks to recognise projects which demonstrate the benefits of off-site build & how DfMA principles have been applied to make a real & measurable impact.  Good luck ESD!

WSC Engineering Students experience “Lean”

Lintott was delighted once again to host a “Lean Thinking” event for Engineering students from West Suffolk University.  Lintott is steadfast in the ongoing development of a Lean environment.  This involves the ongoing removal of waste & the creation of ‘value’ across systems, processes & practices.  Lintott’s implementation involves both physical (7S, 9 wastes, process mapping etc) as well as digital implementations.  To find our more or to arrange a visit to Lintott, please contact media@lintottcs.co.uk.

Siemens adds to Industry Accelerator

The Accelerator, which was formally opened in September 2018, includes a suite of cutting-edge 3D-design stations & equipment.  Used by academic & training partners on a cost neutral basis, the facility enables students & trainees to experience a real-life & best-of-class workspace – thus enhancing the overall learning experience.  Supported by Lintott’s STEM Ambassadors & technical personnel, the six training kits enable partners to provide training on the latest Siemens control system platform – thank you to Siemens!  Training & academic partners include but are not limited to: East Coast College; the College of West Anglia; City College Norwich; West Suffolk College; & the University of East Anglia.

Lintott is thrilled to announce that the scope of its community-based Industry Accelerator Training Academy has grown with the kind donation of six Programmable Logic Control training kits from Siemens plc. 

Pictured receiving the kits from Toby Horne of Siemens (left) is Lintott Business Assurance Manager, Anna Hinson, & Lintott Director of Digital Delivery, Andrew Pilkington. 

100% Clean Sweep!

Lintott has once again achieved a 100% clean-sweep (in all categories & both assessments) in the annual & external Achilles Verify Audit (Category B2).  Congratulations & huge thanks to colleagues & partners who have created & maintained this high standard!

The Verify Audit provides a higher level of pre-qualification assurance for buyers within the Utilities sector. The scheme enables buyers’ to access a suitably pre-qualified supply chain that they can invite to tender. The scheme is essentially a ‘passport’ to trade within the workspace.

Achieving a 100% score is a testament to Lintott’s strategy of improving at the fastest sustainable rate possible.  Fundamentally, this has been achieved by colleagues working diligently to ensure the Business Quality Management system is efficiently & effectively integrated across all processes & work practices. 

Positively dissatisfied & based on further physical & digital developments, further improvements will follow – watch this space!

Successful Transition to ISO 45001

Lintott is delighted to announce the Company’s successful transition from the OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Standard is ISO 45001.  This is the World’s first truly International Standard for occupational health & safety.  ISO 45001 consists of a highly developed framework designed specifically to increase safety, reduce workplace risks & to enhance health & wellbeing.

On receiving formal confirmation, Business Assurance Manager, Anna Hinson commented; “Health, safety & wellbeing are Lintott’s Number One priority.  We hold the view that these goes ‘hand-in-hand’ with a more productive, efficient & sustainable business, with improved staff morale.”

“Lintott first achieved accreditation to the original Health & Safety Standard in 2004.  This successful transition demonstrates to all stakeholders that we’re unambiguous about health, safety & wellbeing as well as being driven by continuous improvement.  Watch this space: Further developments will follow.”

Evolution 2019

Steadfast in support of both UK manufacturing & regional productivity development, Lintott COO, Jamie Thums, opened the New Anglia Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Group’s “Evolution” conference.  The event was a tremendous success, attended by manufacturing & engineering businesses as well as organisations which provide supporting products & services.  In his opening speech, Jamie commented; “The local sector reflects & taps into the regions’ diverse economic strengths; with links into the supply chain of specialisms across: Agriculture & food production; Aerospace & aviation; Transport & automotive; Pharmaceuticals & life sciences; as well as Energy.

“The sector is at the forefront of innovations in efficiency & productivity, which is of course, helping to boost the national & international competitiveness of the sector.”  For nearly four years, Jamie has been the Chair of the NAAME Group.   For more information, please click here.

BQF Excellence in Employee Engagement Judge

Once again, Lintott is delighted to announce its support of the British Quality Foundation & the 2019 UK Excellence Awards.  Chief Operating Officer, Jamie Thums, is a member of the judging panel for the “Excellence in Employee Engagement” Award.  Jamie, a trained & experienced EFQM Excellence Assessor since 2006, was previously a member of the senior management team at UK Excellence Award Winner, AESSEAL plc.

Good luck to all entrants! For more information please click here to be redirected to the Awards webpage.

UEA Speed Interviews!

Ever-keen to support up & coming technical talent, Lintott Managers James May (Technical Manager) & Ellie Woodrow (Operations & People Manager) were only too happy to participate in speed interviews at the UEA. Second and fourth-year engineering students were ready to impress during the event which took place late January. With just 12 minutes allotted, each candidate had to ensure that their pitch really sold their competence & work ethics.

Following the event, Ellie Woodrow commented; “A brilliant occasion to not only nurture the engineering champions of tomorrow, but to further increase knowledge of the Lintott brand within the undergraduate pool. We’re always on the look-out for talent & we’re committed to the objective of Lintott – an employer of choice.”

We’ve reached 200!

It is with great pride that Lintott announces its 200th community-based event within four years.  Since the formalisation of the Company’s Community Engagement Policy (which provides colleagues with paid time off to work in the community) Lintott has pioneered & contributed to many great causes.  This has involved with many great organisations including charity, civic, industrial & academic partners to create value in the community.  Well done & thank you to everyone involved – here’s to many more events & even greater value!

Celebrating South Norfolk Business!

Recognising & celebrating Norfolk-based business, Lintott was delighted to provide its expertise as a panel judge at the South Norfolk Business Awards – Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing category (sponsored by Mirus Aircraft Seating).  The winner will be announced at the awards gala on 5th February at Dunston Hall (for more information, click here).  Good luck to all short-listed finalists!