Safety lesson for school children in Monifieth

Date: Thursday 05 October 2017

WEB TWES - Victoria Grange

Our team in Monifieth has given the local children of Seaview Primary School in Monifieth some reminders about health and safety as production at our new Victoria Grange development gets underway.

With lots of pre-construction activity to prepare the land ahead of the start of building work later this year, we are keen to promote the dangers associated with playing near any construction site. 

The team, including site manager Graham Spence, took the opportunity to raise awareness of the children’s need to be extra vigilant as activity on site increases. 

Being proactive with local schools has proven an effective deterrent in the past as Martyn Campbell, Production Director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland explains:  “Health and safety in and around our construction areas is of vital importance to Taylor Wimpey.

“Having the opportunity to take 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, and it gives us the chance to remind the children that building sites are not playgrounds!”

Scott Haxton, Head Teacher at Seaview 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.  It is particularly helpful for the team to have the opportunity to reinforce their safety message ahead of the October school holiday when many of our pupils will be enjoying their mid-term break from the classroom. 

“It’s great that Taylor Wimpey East Scotland understands the importance of our children’s safety, and has created such an interactive and proactive approach to appeal to our pupils.”

Picture caption:  Health and Safety Consultant Ian Holden with pupils from Seaview Primary in Monifieth