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Building up safety advice for children; CONSTRUCTION.

Byline: with David Himelfield

CHILDREN have been warned about the dangers of building sites.

Pupils from Crosland Moor Junior School were given a safety demonstration by Wates Living Space and construction mascot Ivor Goodsite.

The 450 students were told about the dangers of scaffolding, heavy machinery and building materials and were shown how to dress to avoid injury.

They were also invited to take part in a poster competition about site safety - eight of which will be displayed on the hoardings at Wates' Sandymount construction site on Blackmoorfoot Road.

Joanne Jamieson, regional managing director for Wates Living Space, said: "The safety and wellbeing of residents in the communities in which we are working is paramount.

"A building site can appear a ready-made adventure playground to a child so it is vital that we do all we can to draw attention to the risks and dangers."

Jane Richardson, head teacher at the school, added: "It is important that children understand the risks from an early age and they learnt a huge amount from Ivor."

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jul 9, 2013
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