Primary school children learn about health and safety from house builder
A Merseyside school recently benefited from an initiative introduced by Miller Homes to keep children safe when near to construction sites.
A representative from the construction company went along to St Aidan's Primary School, located in Billinge, to provide an interactive session for the pupils. The initiative has been launched to help children to stay safe, especially during dark winter evenings, while giving them an overview about health and safety.
A representative for the environment, health and safety for Miller Homes, Lee Jones, recently met the pupils of St Aidan's at The Views development and presented an interactive session designed to make health and safety fun for the pupils.
A reflective wristband was given to each child, so that they can remain visible when playing out or travelling to school during the dark winter months. This is just one example of PPE, which is part of the workwear issued to construction workers to protect them from hazards, like coming into contact with chemicals or other hazardous substances.
Jones said that the company wanted to maintain contact with the communities in which it is working, providing guidance about health and safety as winter approaches. The representative of Miller Homes wanted to raise awareness of potential dangers, so that children can continue to have fun while they and their friends stay safe.
The interactive sessions helped to deliver a serious message, making it easier to understand the risks and hazards that could potentially place them in danger.