Date: Thursday 12 April 2018
Our South Wales team has given students at Cowbridge Comprehensive School an exclusive tour of its new Golwg y Môr development to learn about site health and safety.
The students, aged between 14 and 16-years-old, are currently taking a 2-year course to gain a vocational qualification, which includes a module on Health and Safety and Site Security. The Golwg y Môr development is expected to take eight years to complete and their teacher hopes that some of the students might be able to complete apprenticeships with us at the site.
Dewi Edwards, Assistant Leader of Design and Technology at Cowbridge Comprehensive School, says: “The visit was a fantastic opportunity for our students to see Health and Safety regulations in action and develop a thorough understanding of why they’re so important in the real construction industry. It’s great to see a company like Taylor Wimpey taking the time to talk to local students about something that really matters. We are very grateful to them for arranging the site visit.”
During the visit, students were taken on a site walk where the local team explained how access into the site is created and developed throughout various building stages from construction plots to finished homes. They were then taken into the site office to observe site controls, before going into a meeting room for a talk on safety. We also provided project papers and drawings so that students could carry out the task of setting up the site.
Commenting on the visit, Sara Taylor, Marketing and Sales Director at Taylor Wimpey South Wales, said: “It was great to see the students engaging with both the presentation and activities, as well as showing a genuine 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.”