Chesterfield pupils get a lesson in health and safety

Date: Thursday 03 January 2019

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Pupils at Tupton Primary and Nursery School in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, have learnt important life lessons when it comes to staying safe around construction and development sites, thanks to a talk from our Yorkshire team.

The pupils were invited to take part in a health and safety presentation from the team, which builds in the local area. The 45-minute presentation covered other high-risk areas within the home, such as garages and garden sheds. Pupils had the opportunity to ask any questions and dress up in the personal protection equipment that would be required on a construction site.

Keith Chester, site administrator at Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire, who gave the talk to pupils, comments: “As a leading homebuilder, we are often building in residential areas and near local schools, so it’s our responsibility to share our health and safety expertise with the wider community.

“We sincerely hope that the children have enjoyed themselves and now know how to stay safe when near our developments.”

Katherine Richards, headteacher at Tupton Primary and Nursery School, adds: “It’s great that we’re able to introduce the pupils to new lessons like this with the help of local organisations like Taylor Wimpey.

“Having someone visit the school makes it more exciting for the children and helps them understand the importance of staying safe around construction sites. So, a big thank you to Taylor Wimpey for their help. It has been great to see how dedicated the teachers and staff at the school are to the health and safety of their pupils, and we’re proud to be able to help spread advise that helps!”