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Children should beware construction sites this summer

 Published on: 26th July 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A construction company is weary of children’s safety as its Radlett sites continue to be worked on through the summer holidays. 

Bloor Homes South Midlands is launching a campaign to raise awareness amongst children in Radlett of the dangers of entering and playing on building sites. 

With construction ongoing at its nearby Harperbury Park development on Harper Lane, the company wants to educate both teachers, parents and children, helping to prevent any unnecessary accidents during the six week break.  

Construction director Carl Slater said: “In addition to arranging site safety visits for school children to a number of developments across the region we have developed five simple reminders for parents and teachers to tell children, helping keep them safe over the summer.”

The five warnings are:

Never enter a building site – building sites can be dangerous places and should never be entered by members of the public, especially children.

Large moving vehicles – large vehicles drive in and out of building sites regularly to deliver materials. Children should never play close to the entrance of a building site or on the building site itself as they may not be seen easily by a driver. 

Dangerous materials – there can be the risk of falling materials and/or hazardous and flammable materials stored on site.

Machinery in operation – while they may look like big toys, the heavy and dangerous machinery which is in operation on a building site could cause serious injury to a child.

Openings and excavations – during construction there can be areas where the ground has been dug out or ledges from which building work is taking place.

Carl added: “We hope that these simple facts will help parents and teachers across Radlett to spread the word to children in the area about the importance of safety on building sites.”

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