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29th Jun, 2022

Warning to Warwickshire children over construction site dangers

A WARNING over the dangers of playing on building sites has been issued to Warwickshire youngsters.

Now that the school summer holidays are underway developers Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes are warning children and their parents construction sites can be extremely hazardous.

Some new communities include play areas, which act as designated safe spaces for young residents to enjoy away from construction traffic.

Spokesman John Reddington said: “Whilst we do watch out for youngsters during the day and secure our developments at night, we would like to ask parents to ensure the safety of their children during the holidays, especially if they live near an active building site.”

The developers host site visits for local children when possible, and holds regular safety talks for schools close to wherever it is building new homes to encourage site safety and highlight the hazards of playing on or near construction sites.

To combat the pandemic’s challenges of not being able to invite school pupils to learn about site safety, the housebuilders have created a series of videos for children to be educated virtually.

Three videos have been created for primary school pupils. They highlight the dangers of construction sites with the help of Safety Steve. One of the videos, aimed at children in Years 3 and 4, can be viewed online.

Videos have been sent to schools across the country and, after completing the site safety experience, the pupils have received certificates and been given a range of activities to complete to showcase what they had learned.

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