School pupils learn health and safety message

Date: Thursday 04 February 2016

EX Taylor Wimpey Exeter - Health and Safety Assembly WEB

Pupils from Cranbrook Education Campus in Exeter, Devon, received a special lesson in health and safety on building sites courtesy of our team of experts.

Our Exeter business unit, which is currently building high-quality homes at Cranbrook, arranged for Site Manager Michael Symonds and Sales Manager Kelly Davey to give a special assembly at the school for pupils in Year 7.

Michael and Kelly highlighted the many potential hazards of a building site by asking pupils what they thought would be dangerous, before informing them about the many ways injuries are prevented and how we ensure our own staff are kept safe at work.

The focus of the assembly, which took place on Wednesday 20th January, was to help the pupils gain an understanding of the issues surrounding a building site and the risks involved.

Louise Telford, acting deputy head of the secondary school at Cranbrook Education Campus, says: “Youngsters are naturally curious about the things going on around them and building sites can seem like both intriguing and exciting places – so it was very helpful to have someone from the industry explaining that in reality they are places which are full of serious dangers.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to Taylor Wimpey for visiting the school and delivering a really important message to our pupils – they all thoroughly enjoyed the assembly!”

Clare Brimble, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Exeter, adds: “We’re delighted to work alongside Cranbrook Education Campus to help teach its pupils about the importance of health and safety on building sites.

“We’re so pleased that the Year 7 pupils enjoyed the assembly and we hope that they were able to learn a great deal from Michael and Kelly.”

There’s a superb range of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes currently available at Cranbrook.