16 February 2017
St. Modwen Homes gave pupils at St. Mary’s CE First School in Uttoxeter a lesson in site safety last week with an assembly highlighting the associated dangers of live construction sites.
Led by Nick Thawley, Contracts Manager at St. Modwen Homes, and the Considerate Constructors mascot ‘Ivor Goodsite’, the assembly started with an introduction to the heavy machinery that can be found on site and the various dangers they present. Children were then asked to identify other hazards, such as scaffolding, falling objects and deep holes, and were given an introduction to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Mrs Wade, Headteacher at St. Mary’s CE First School, said: “Many of our pupils live in close proximity to live construction sites and, with St. Modwen Homes building just down the road, this was a really useful exercise for us in making sure the whole school knows how to stay safe, particularly as we approach half term.”
Following the assembly, pupils were invited to take part in a poster competition, where they were tasked with highlighting the key safety messages. The winning design, as judged by St. Modwen Homes, will be displayed at Bramshall Meadows and the winning pupil’s class will be invited out of the classroom and onto site to see the construction work and associated dangers first-hand.
Nick Thawley, Contracts Manager at St. Modwen Homes, said: “While a building site might look like a playground to children, in reality they can be extremely dangerous. Which is why, at St. Modwen Homes, we work with schools local to all our developments to make sure pupils know the hazards and stay safe around site.”
A multi award-winning housebuilder, St. Modwen Homes currently has a range of three, four and five bedroom homes available at its Bramshall Meadows development, located off Bramshall Road in Uttoxeter. Prices for the new homes start from just £215,995 for a three bedroom property.
More information can be found at www.stmodwenhomes.co.uk, on Twitter and Instagram (@StModwenHomes) or on the Bramshall Meadows Facebook page. Alternatively, to make an appointment with the sales team call 0844 243 4530 or visit the Marketing Suite and Showhomes (ST14 7PG) which are open Thursday to Monday, 10am to 5.30pm, inclusive of the weekend.
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