Warning about building site danger ahead of school holidays

Students learn site safety after visit from St. Modwen Homes.

School students at Cofton Primary School were given an important lesson on the dangers of construction sites as part of a visit by St. Modwen Homes ahead of the summer holidays.

Pupils at the school were visited by Trainee Site Manager, Lucy Masters, and Considerate Constructors’ Mascot, Honor Goodsite.

The visit was designed to teach the children about the dangers found every day on building sites and to discourage the children from playing on construction sites.
The pupils will also take part in a competition to design health and safety themed posters, with the winning entries set to be included as part of the hoarding at the nearby Cofton Grange development.

Debbie Dudt, Head Teacher at Cofton Primary School, said: “It was fantastic to have the team at Cofton Grange come to our school to talk to the children about the dangers of building sites, and it was great to see an important message conveyed in such an engaging way.

“The children enjoyed meeting Honor and dressing up in the PPE which is worn on-site. Building sites are exciting places for young children, so it is brilliant that St.Modwen Homes took the time to come and explain how dangerous they can be.”

Trainee Site Manager, Lucy Masters, added: “Construction sites are dangerous places even for trained professionals who work on them every day, so it is important that we educate young children and try to stop them from playing on them.

“Health and safety is something which we take incredibly seriously at St. Modwen Homes, not just for our staff on-site, but for visitors, residents and the general public as well. We hope the children had fun learning about working on a construction site, but more importantly that they learnt a valuable lesson.”

St. Modwen Homes voluntarily abides by the Considerate Constructors Scheme, which is designed to encourage best practice at construction sites to keep staff and visitors to the development safe, limit the impact of construction on the environment and respect the local community.