Date: Wednesday 20 May 2015
As work begins on the construction of our Torrance Park development in Holytown, North Lanarkshire, members of our team in West Scotland gave the local children of Holytown Primary School some reminders about health and safety.
We are keen to promote the dangers associated with playing near any construction site and raise awareness of the children’s need to be extra vigilant, as the construction of the first phase of 131 new homes at Torrance Park in Holytown is now in full swing.
Being proactive with local schools has proven an effective deterrent in the past as Brian Henderson, Production Manager for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, explains: “Health and safety in and around our construction areas is of vital importance to us, and taking this type of proactive approach with local schools allows us to reinforce just how important it is for children to stay away from building sites.
“Our lesson plan is delivered by our health and safety consultants and allows us to promote a very important message in a fun and interactive way. Having the chance to chat to the children in school serves as the perfect reminder for the children that building sites are not playgrounds!”
Lynne Brennan, headteacher at Holytown Primary School, says: “I was delighted to welcome Taylor Wimpey into our school to highlight the dangers associated with children playing near any construction site.
“Given their development of new homes is fairly close to our school, and we will have a significant amount of construction work in the local area for some time, this proactive engagement with our children is very important.
“It’s great that Taylor Wimpey understands the importance of our children’s safety, and has created such an interactive and proactive approach to appeal to our pupils.”