Date: Thursday 18 October 2018
Last week our Site Manager, Angus Cameron, from our Tannochside Gardens development, headed back to school to teach children from Tannochside Primary School in Uddingston about the importance of health and safety on a building site.
Our Site Health & Safety Consultant Ian Holden led the presentation for P1-P7 children at the local primary school, teaching the children about safety warning signs, building site machinery, protective clothing and more. The presentation included the opportunity for children to try on some of the safety and protective clothing that Taylor Wimpey construction staff wear.
Angus Cameron, Site Manager at the Tannochside Gardens development, who recently won a national NHBC Pride in the Job Award for his work at the development, enjoyed his time back at school. Angus added: “It was great to see the children of Tannochside Primary School engage with our presentation, and I was delighted to see that many of them had an 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.”
Clare Ferrie, Depute Head Teacher at Tannochside Primary School said: “It’s good to see a company like Taylor Wimpey taking the time to talk to children about something that really matters. Ian and Angus did a great job of keeping the children engaged with their interactive presentation, whilst teaching them about the importance of health and safety on a building site. I’d like to thank them both on behalf of everyone at Tannochside Primary School for taking the time to teach the children about such an important subject.”