Schoolchildren at Lancashire’s top Independent Preparatory School (Sunday Times), Highfield Priory are being encouraged to put safety first with the help of our new safety on site video.
Assistant site manager Jason Carter and our friendly mascot Builder Bear visited the school to deliver a pilot of a new Health and Safety workshop for schools – A Safety Story.
The year one pupils, aged between five and six, were shown a video on site safety with messages illustrated by the developer’s mascot Builder Bear who acts as a safety superhero to spread to word to children about the importance of staying safe around building sites. The children also had the opportunity to dress up in personal protection equipment including a hard hat and high-visibility vest. Other activities for the pupils included identifying potential hazards and different types of construction equipment in a workbook to accompany the video.
Production director, Martin Leake, said: “As a five-star housebuilder, we know the importance of making children and young people aware of site safety. We have a responsibility to the communities in which we build to not only enhance the area but to minimise any disruption caused by our work – and this includes ensuring our neighbours are kept safe.
“With the summer holidays approaching it was timely to remind them of the potential dangers on a building site.
“We want to thank Highfield Priory School and the year one children for helping us to pilot our new workshop in Lancashire and look forward to rolling ‘A Safety Story’ out to other schools across our three key regions.”