Pupils at a primary school in Dumbarton learn how to be safe

Date: Thursday 21 June 2018


Site Manager, Robert McGinney, from our West Scotland development, The Fairways, headed back to school to teach children from St Patrick’s Primary School in Dumbarton about the importance of health and safety on a building site.

Our Site Health & Safety Consultant, Ian Holden, led the presentation for P1-P7 children at the local primary school, teaching the children about safety warning signs, building site machinery, protective clothing and more. The presentation included the opportunity for children to try on some of the safety and protective clothing that our construction staff wear.

Commenting on the visit, Robert McGinney, Site Manager said: “It was great to see the children of St Patrick’s Primary School engage with our presentation, and I was delighted to see many of them had an interest in finding out how we build our new homes. At Taylor Wimpey, we are committed to working closely with the local communities that we build in, so it is vital that we inform children in schools around our developments about the risks to look out for around our construction sites.”


Ms Bean, Head teacher at St Patrick’s Primary School said: “It’s good to see a company like Taylor Wimpey taking the time to talk to children about something that really matters. Ian and Robert did a great job of keeping the children engaged with their interactive presentation, whilst teaching them about the importance of health and safety on a building site. I’d like to thank them both on behalf of everyone at St Patrick’s Primary School for taking the time to teach the children about such an important subject.”