VIDEO: WITH the school holidays underway housing developers have issued a special safety video warning youngsters of the dangers of playing on building sites.
New homes developments under construction may look like exciting places to explore, but developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes, who are currently building in the Warrington area, is warning children and their parents that they can be extremely hazardous.
Robert Holbrook, Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North West, said: “Developers like ourselves are building more new homes at sites all over the country, but until they are completed these places can be dangerous.
“Now restrictions have eased and we’re able to venture further afield, children should be told to stay away from construction sites.
“Whilst we do watch out for youngsters during the day and secure our developments at night, we would like to ask parents to ensure the safety of their children during the holidays, especially if they live near an active building site.”
Barratt and David Wilson Homes host site visits for local children when possible, and holds regular safety talks for schools close to wherever it is building new homes to encourage site safety and highlight the hazards of playing on or near construction sites.
To combat the pandemic’s challenges of not being able to invite school pupils to its developments to learn about site safety, the leading housebuilder has created a series of interactive videos for children to be educated virtually.
Three videos have been created for pupils in Reception to Year 6, each of which highlight the dangers of construction sites with the help of Safety Steve. One of the videos, aimed at children in Years 3 and 4, can be viewed online.
Videos have been sent to schools up and down the country and, after completing the site safety experience, the pupils have received certificates and been given a range of activities to complete to showcase what they had learned.
Barratt and David Wilson Homes are currently building homes at the following developments in the county including Orchard Meadows in Appleton Cross, Warrington.