Ivor Goodsite says ‘Stay away and stay safe!’
Staff from Pobl’s Commercial Team, local builder Morganstone and special guest Ivor GoodSite recently visited a Newport Primary School to raise awareness of the real dangers posed by building sites and the importance of staying away.
Pobl and Morganstone take site safety extremely seriously and whilst accidents involving children on construction sites are thankfully rare, they unfortunately still happen.
With this in mind, Morganstone have devised a continuous education programme that they roll out to schools located in close proximity to their construction sites, educating children in a fun and informative way about the dangers and risks
With the construction of 19 affordable homes on the former Merry Miller pub site well underway, the staff called into Millbrook Primary School in Bettws to launch their site safety poster competition, encouraging children to use their imagination, whilst learning about the real dangers of venturing onto construction sites.
Pobl Group’s senior project manager Neil Taylor said “In addition to bringing more quality affordable homes to the area, this is a great opportunity for pupils to learn more about the work being done in their community and to also find out more about the construction industry”.
Pupils joined Ivor, a costumed character developed by the Considerate Constructors Scheme, to watch a video about the dangers of active building sites and why you should not play on one and to answer any questions.
Morganstone’s community engagement manager, Antonia John, said:
“We run an ongoing education programme making sure we visit the schools closest to our building sites and engage with the pupils to make sure they are aware of the very real dangers of playing on a construction site.
“Ivor brings an element of fun to the presentation but there is a very serious message with everything that we talk about. We get a great response from children regarding the video, and we will be back later on in the year to announce the winners.”
Deputy headmistress Jodie Drew said “The pupils and staff of Millbrook Primary School are delighted to work in partnership with Morganstone and Pobl to ensure all children understand the risks and dangers of construction sites. Morganstone provided real life examples for our children and brought the learning to life. We thoroughly enjoyed your visit and the children are currently busy completing their competition entries. We look forwards to continuing our relationship with many more visits in the future.”
Article added – 20th July 2016