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Darker evenings prompt site safety message

Beware: people should resist the temptation to explore darkened development sites unaccompanied

Beware: people should resist the temptation to explore darkened development sites unaccompanied

As the autumn evenings draw in, we’re highlighting the health and safety risks to people tempted to explore our development sites unaccompanied late in the day.

We issue advice every summer to dissuade children on their holidays from playing in construction zones – but as it gets dark earlier the risks can actually be magnified to curious adults as well as youngsters.

Dangers obscured by the fading light include uneven ground, low hanging obstacles, excavations and trenches, stacks of building supplies, sharp objects, and wet material such as concrete and paint.

Steve Woomble, sales director at Linden Homes North, said: “We always ask our customers to report to the sales and marketing suite on their arrival, and a member of the sales team will accompany them onto site. Our health and safety guidelines also state that customers must wear protective clothing if they are going onto site.

“As darkness is now creeping into early evening, and soon into late afternoon, we cannot stress enough the dangers of people trying to get onto a site for a look around unaccompanied or out of hours – as some of our developments do not open every day of the week.

“There are many hidden hazards that could cause serious injury – like excavations or low headroom/scaffolding.”

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