HIGH Wycombe primary school children learned about health and safety on building sites from a housing developer with a special assembly.
Pupils at the newly built Abbey View Primary School were educated about key health and safety issues on construction sites by Berkeley Homes, a developer building a new collection of homes at nearby Abbey Barn Park.
Christianne Wotherspoon, regional head of health and safety at Berkeley Homes (Oxford & Chiltern), was accompanied by construction mascot, Ivor Goodsite, owner and site manager of Goodsite Construction, whose goal is for children to be aware of the dangers of playing on a construction site, at a special ‘Health and Safety Assembly’.
The three key messages that Berkeley Homes and Goodsite Construction shared with the children were to read and follow safety signs – they are there to keep you safe, if you want to know more about what is being built, ask a responsible adult to help you and never enter a building site without a responsible adult and the correct protective clothing.
Madasar Mirza, head teacher at Abbey View Primary in Kennedy Avenue, said: “It was great to have members of the Berkeley team join us to help to educate the children on the key health and safety issues of a building site.
“The mascot, Ivor Goodsite, was extremely well received by the pupils and really helped to reinforce the messages”.
Christianne added: “As a responsible developer, we have a clear health and safety vision – Berkeley is committed to operating incident and injury free and aspires to have a positive health impact on all those employed and affected by what we do.
“Working with schools to start the education process early is a key part of our strategy to ensure health and safety awareness starts from a young age.”
Source: Bucks Free Press