Taylor Wimpey gives lesson in safety to local school children in Edinburgh
Taylor Wimpey East Scotland recently went back to school to give the children of Gilmerton Primary in Edinburgh some reminders about health and safety.
As construction at Taylor Wimpey East Scotland’s development of new homes at Farrier Fields in Gilmerton is now well underway, the homebuilder was keen to promote the dangers associated with playing near any construction site.
This visit also gave Taylor Wimpey an opportunity to raise awareness of the children’s need to be extra vigilant as the building of its new homes progresses, especially as the school summer holidays have now started.
Being proactive with local schools has proven an effective deterrent in the past as Deryck Schendel, Regional Health and Safety Advisor for Taylor Wimpey in Scotland, said: “Health and safety in and around our construction areas is of vital importance to Taylor Wimpey. Taking 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!”
Ms Annand, Head Teacher at Gilmerton Primary School added: “I was delighted to welcome Deryck from Taylor Wimpey East Scotland into our school to highlight the dangers associated with children playing near any construction site. It’s great that Taylor Wimpey understands the importance of our children’s safety and created such an interactive and proactive approach to appeal to our pupils.
“Following the presentation by Taylor Wimpey, the children have been tasked with creating health and safety posters that will be considered for display at the development to remind the wider local community never to play near a live construction site.”