As house building activity increases for David Wilson Homes, the company is warning youngsters to stay away from construction sites during the school summer holidays.
While areas where building work is going on can look like exciting places for children to play, they also pose serious dangers says the home builder.
“Youngsters are often on the lookout for somewhere new and exciting to play, but construction sites are not adventure playgrounds,” said Mark Penn, Construction Director at David Wilson Homes.
“As the school holidays are with us again, it is important to remind children and their parents about the potential dangers of building sites and the need to stay away from them.
“We have active sites across the region and have recently started work on new developments. Our construction teams watch out for youngsters while they are working and we secure our sites when we finish for the day. But we also ask parents to make sure they know where their children are during the holiday time.”
David Wilson Homes holds regular safety talks and site visits for schools close to where it is building, to highlight the hazards of playing on or near building sites.
“It’s important to get youngsters thinking about the dangers that exist and get the message across that they should stay away,” he added.