Health and Safety Officer Scott showed the pupils a video outlining the many different ways in which they could be hurt if they were tempted to use the site as a playground – by falling scaffolding, bricks or pipes, by sharp metal or glass hidden in piles of sand, or by moving vehicles.
And the serious message was rounded off with a series of fun, safety-related activities before the school was presented with a gift of 15 high-visibility vests to improve youngsters’ safety while out on school excursions.
Taylor Wimpey South Midlands Sales Manager Darren McCormack said the children had learned an important lesson about staying safe following the visit on Monday 16th November.
He said: “At Taylor Wimpey, we take our safety responsibilities very seriously – not just by looking after our site staff during working hours but also by reaching out to the wider community.
“Children are naturally curious about the things going on around them and building sites probably look like fun and exciting places to play, but the reality is they are anything but.
“We hope that by explaining the dangers of playing on or near building sites in a way youngsters can easily understand, we can take away that temptation and prevent them from coming to harm.”
New three, four and five-bedroom homes are being constructed at Castlemead, in the village of Pitstone, Bedfordshire with prices ranging from £369,000 to £380,000.
The centrepiece of the development is a beautifully decorated showhome, which opened its doors to the public for the first time on Saturday 21st November.
Castlemead Sales Centre is located off Westfield Road, Pitstone, and is open Thursday to Monday from 9.30am to 5pm. Alternatively, telephone 0845 676 2520 or visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk for further information.