Housebuilders give Chesterfield youngsters important lesson on staying safe near construction sites

Pupils at Tupton Primary and Nursery School in Chesterfield learnt important life lessons when it comes to staying safe around construction and development sites.

Tuesday, 11th December 2018, 11:04 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th December 2018, 12:05 pm

The pupils were invited to take part in a health and safety presentation by Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire, which builds in the local area.

The 45-minute presentation covered other high-risk areas within the home, such as garages and garden sheds.

Pupils had the opportunity to ask questions and dress up in the personal protection equipment that would be required on a construction site.

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Keith Chester, site administrator at Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire, who gave the talk to said “We are often building in residential areas and near local schools, so it’s our responsibility to share our health and safety expertise with the wider community.

“We sincerely hope that the children have enjoyed themselves and now know how to stay safe when near our developments.”

Katherine Richards, headteacher at Tupton Primary and Nursery School, said: “It’s great that we’re able to introduce the pupils to new lessons like this with the help of local organisations like Taylor Wimpey.

“Having someone visit the school makes it more exciting for the children and helps them understand the importance of staying safe around construction sites. So, a big thank you to Taylor Wimpey for their help.”

Keith added: “It has been great to see how dedicated the teachers and staff at the school are to the health and safety of their pupils, and we’re proud to be able to help spread advice that helps.”