Housebuilder gives lesson in safety to pupils near new development

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TAYLOR Wimpey East Scotland has promoted health and safety to local school children as part of its build of new homes at Lauder Grove in Ratho Station.

The housebuilder was keen to promote the dangers associated with playing near construction sites to pupils at Hillwood Primary in the village near Edinburgh.

Being proactive with local schools is said to have proven to be an effective deterrent in the past as Deryck Schendel, regional health and safety advisor at Taylor Wimpey in Scotland, explained: “Health and safety in and around our construction areas is of vital importance to Taylor Wimpey. Taking this type of proactive approach with local schools allows us to reinforce just how important it is for children to stay away from building sites, and it gives us the chance to remind the children that building sites are not playgrounds!”

Carol Morwood, headteacher at Hillwood Primary, added, “I was delighted to welcome Deryck from Taylor Wimpey into our school to highlight the dangers associated with children playing near any construction site. It’s great that Taylor Wimpey understands the importance of our children’s safety and created such an interactive and proactive approach to appeal to our pupils.

“Following the presentation by Taylor Wimpey, the children have been tasked with creating health and safety posters that will be considered for display at the development to remind the wider local community never to play near a live construction site.”