The pupils of Locking Primary School got a lesson in site safety last week, with two assemblies that highlighted the dangers of live construction sites.
Led by St. Modwen Homes’ health and safety team alongside Project Manager, Andrew Kielthy and the Considerate Constructors mascot ‘Ivor Goodsite’, each assembly covered the various hazards that can be found on site. Children were asked to identify the large machinery and other potential dangers, such as scaffolding and deep holes, and also got an introduction to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Following each assembly, the pupils were invited to take part in a poster competition, where they were tasked with highlighting the key safety messages covered in the assembly. Winners, as judged by St. Modwen Homes, will be displayed on the hoardings around Locking Parklands, to promote site safety to residents and passers-by.
Mrs Jones, Headteacher at Locking Primary School, said: “It was a really useful exercise for us to have St. Modwen Homes come in and teach our pupils how to stay safe. Ivor Goodsite really got the children excited about site safety and by launching the poster competition; the message hasn’t been lost back in the classroom.”
Andrew Kielthy, Project Manager at Locking Parklands, said: “A building site might seem like a great place to explore but in reality they can be extremely dangerous, especially for children looking for somewhere to play. This is why it is so important for St. Modwen Homes to work with local schools and raise awareness of the hazards to keep pupils safe.”
Located off Farnborough Road in Locking, Locking Parklands is a mixed use development which will comprise in excess of 1000 homes when complete, as well as 450,000 sq ft business space, shops, new schools and a leisure complex. St. Modwen Homes has delivered 250 new homes to date, attracting people on all stages of the property ladder. Following the sell-out of the existing homes on the development, St. Modwen Homes has submitted a planning application for 168 new properties which, if given the go ahead, will launch in spring 2016.
A multi award-winning housebuilder, St. Modwen Homes is the residential brand of St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist. To register your interest in the next phase of homes at Locking Parklands contact the St. Modwen Homes sales team on 0844 243 4848, email email@example.com or visit www.stmodwenhomes.co.uk