Shape the World – Celebrating International Women in Engineering…

It is a fact that Industry is facing a skills crisis & more engineers & technicians are required to help stoke creativity & the economy. Lintott therefore holds the view that it is vital for businesses, learning institutions & other partners to work collaboratively to inspire future generations to forge a career in a STEM-based (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) profession.

Led by Lintott’ parent, nmcn Plc, the overall business has committed to engaging with at least 5,000 children & young people by 2025. Aligned with this, nmcn has produced its first-ever children’s story book. “When I grow up” takes the reader through the journey of twins, “Harry” & “Amy”, who are considering their future vocations as part of their school careers day competition. The book is aimed at Key Stage 1 & includes a range of engineering activities which aims to inspire young minds! This fits neatly with Lintott’s localised programme.

The Company is steadfast in its commitment to promoting both STEM (within schools & colleges) as well as celebrating & promoting diversity within the workplace. This week, Lintott is delighted to once again, celebrate the outstanding achievements of women engineers throughout the world! International Women in Engineering Day 2020 is on 23rd June, & is aptly themed “Shape-The-World”. Since the Day was launched in 2014, the event has grown enormously, to the point where it received UNESCO patronage in 2016.

Harnessing both the promotion of STEM as well as celebrating International Women in Engineering Day, Anna Hinson (Business Assurance Manager & STEM Ambassador) presented Tasha McCord (Year 4 School Teacher) of Angel Road Junior School located in Norwich with package of “When I grow up” books & STEM career information resources (including curriculum linked lesson plans; posters demonstrating exciting career opportunities; & information leaflets describing different areas of engineering & the various routes into the sector).

Watch this space for future developments!

International Fathers’ Mental Health Day

Lintott Control Systems supports International Fathers’ Mental Health Day! Did you know around 10% of fathers can experience mental health problems in the first year following the birth of their child (source: https://www.reachingoutpmh.co.uk/)?   The stigma against experiencing difficulties in early parenthood is even higher for men than for women & this campaign seeks to raise awareness about fathers’ mental health & to encourage more men to come forward to seek help.

Lintott has a team of Mental Health First Aiders, Mental Health Champions & RSPH Workplace Health Champions (in addition to external provision). All have been externally trained & are ready to help colleagues with guidance, support and sign-posting.  For more information please contact the Company’s Business Assurance Team (via businessassurance@lintottcs.co.uk).

Getting ready for ‘shaping the world’!

Lintott is proud to #ShapeTheWorld by supporting ‘International Women in Engineering Day’ (which is on 23rd June 2020)!

In 2017, National Women in Engineering Day became international for the first time due to the interest and enthusiasm developed by the international audience and participants in the previous years. International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) was born to enable the celebration of women in engineering to become global.

This year’s theme is #ShapeTheWorld, helping raise the profile of women in engineering, focusing attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry – making our planet a better, safer, more innovative and exciting place to be! (source: http://www.inwed.org.uk/)

New Corporate Showcase!

Whilst maintaining the Company’s operations during the COVID-19 crisis, marketing personnel have been busy being creative! Just one of the outputs is a brand new corporate video. This circa 3½ minute showcase depicts in ‘words & pictures’ the Company & its strategy of being positively different! Want to see the video or find discover more?

Please email: media@lintottcs.co.uk

Celebrating kindness!

Nearly half of adults believe that, in their lifetime, they have had a diagnosable mental health problem, yet only a third have received a diagnosis.  Lintott is committed to doing everything it can to develop its infrastructure & culture to provide the best level of support it can for any colleague who experiences any mental health issues.  During this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May 2020) the theme is kindness.  The World over, kindness is prevailing in such unprecedented & uncertain circumstances.  Kindness is said to strengthen relationships, develop communities & deepen solidarity (source: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/).

During the week, Lintott has a range of activities to further encourage acts of kindness & to remind all colleagues as to the importance of mental wellbeing.  For more information please contact the Business Assurance Team (via businessassurance@lintottcs.co.uk) or visit: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

Asset Life Extended!

Lintott offers an (on-site) upgrade & refurbishment service for its water & wastewater treatment systems, which significantly extends the lifespan of the associated asset(s). This is possible due to Lintott’s modular design concept, integrated CAD modelling, & the use of high-quality ‘fit-for-purpose’ materials & components. Client benefits include: reduced capital expenditure; process improvements associated with the latest methodologies & technologies; & enhanced environmental credentials.

Most recently, Lintott updated an existing orthophosphoric acid dosing solution installed at Anglian Water’s Ardleigh Reservoir.  This allowed the client to extend the asset life of the existing storage tank & civils bund.  This undertaking is in addition to recent works to 5 upgrade orthophosphoric acid dosing systems installed at various Thames Water locations (installed 20 years ago).  Specifically, this included replacing dilution tanks with direct dosing into the carrier water stream, & updating the control & dosing systems to meet current asset standards.

Want to know more? Please email: sales@lintottcs.co.uk

Faraday Training & Innovation Suite: Make over

Lintott provides its colleagues with the training, career opportunities, empowerment & support to maximise results and levels of satisfaction.  To enhance this further, Lintott has recently installed new presentation equipment to improve the overall experience.

Training events have increased over each of the last 6 years by 27%.  Courses & topics include, but are not limited to: Health & Safety; Information & Cyber Security; Management & Lean principles.

The suite can comfortably accommodate 25 persons & includes industrial training equipment (such as simulation systems) – with more to follow.

More than a light bulb moment…

Following a phased implementation which commenced 12 months ago, Lintott’s Norwich facility has been undergoing an LED lighting upgrade.

Newly installed lighting, which extends to Production areas use some 50% less electricity; thus resulting in a significant reduction in energy consumed & associated costs. Lintott continually monitors CO2 output, & aligned with both its Environmental & Carbon policies, has an evolving programme of initiatives to reduce environmental impacts.

The Value of a One-Stop-Shop

Lintott is currently engaged by Scottish Water’s Delivery Partner, ESD, to undertake the design, build, installation & commissioning of a large scheme as part of Scottish Water’s current upgrade to its Whitehillocks WTW (situated near to Auchronie, Angus).  The total order value equates to £2.45M & encompasses several of Lintott’s products & inhouse capabilities (namely Electrical Control Systems, Systems Integration & Chemical Dosing Systems). This personifies the adage & value of a ‘one-stop-shop’; especially for a complex solution.  Added to this, client benefits associated with factory built products (such as modular design & reduced construction works & time).

Each factory built assembly has been fully 3D-modelled, which extends to: Bulk Storage Tanks; Dosing Plant; Remote Fill-points & Panels; Dosing Lines; ‘Point-of-Application’ Catch-Pots; Safety Showers; & Access Platforms. The Systems Integration content includes: Migration Strategy from old system to new (including the dual redundancy of the two systems); Pre & post Harmonic Surveys; Profibus Communications Testing; End-to-End Testing; Site-Shutdown Uninterruptible Power Supply; Network Design; & Process Software.  The Control System content encompasses: Mains Switchboard; Backwash MCC; Service Water Booster Local Control Panel; Air Scour Blowers System Motor Control Centre; Sludge Treatment Instrumental Control & Automation Section; Orthophosphoric Acid Local Control Panel; & Hypochlorite Local Control Panel.

Introducing Lintott’s Professional Development Zone!

IET Enterprise partner, Lintott Control Systems actively promotes employee development & has a dedicated scheme to fund colleague’s professional development & attainments. Situated in the Company’s Faraday Training & Innovation Suite, the Company’s new “Professional Development Zone” celebrates colleagues & their achievements. With further content to follow, the wall exhibits colleagues achievements from organisations such IET, BQF, CIPD, NEBOSH, IOSH & more.