Following commencement of our Byrom Street project in Liverpool City Centre, we recently paid a visit to the nearby primary school to conduct a health and safety presentation. As our scheme is located only a couple of hundred metres from the school, this visit was arranged so we could stress to the children just how dangerous a construction site can be.
Our visit began with a short presentation, discussing potential dangers on site, the different types of machinery used, the importance of hoarding, site signage and why PPE is a mandatory requirement. They even got to meet our Site Manager and hear all about what he gets up to on site.
Four children were then invited to dress up as Watkin Jones Site Manager’s. They were given hard hats, boots, hi-vis vests, safety goggles, gloves and ear defenders to try on. The children were then asked to watch a video made by the HSE called ‘Game Over’. This film follows a group of youngsters who encounter a number of dangers whilst trespassing on a construction site.
Our visit concluded with the launch of a poster competition. All the children have been asked to design a colourful health and safety poster which will later be erected on our site hoarding.
Winners are due to announced next month. Good luck to everyone entering!