Schoolchildren at St Michael’s CE primary school in Grimsargh are being encouraged to put safety first with the help of Story Homes’ safety on site video.
Elston Park Site Manager Jamie Davies and its friendly mascot Builder Bear visited the school to deliver a Health and Safety workshop – A Safety Story.
The year one and two 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.
Head of Production, David Rimmer, said: “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 half-term holidays approaching it was timely to remind them of the potential dangers on a building site.”