Stay Safe Around Construction Sites As The Dark Nights Kick In (2013)
13 Nov 2013

AS tempting as it may be to sneak a quick peek around an exciting new homes development out of hours - Linden Homes is warning of the dangers of construction sites as the nights draw in.

The award-winning developer issues warnings each year aimed at youngsters who may see building sites as an alternative adventure playground during the school summer holidays.

But with customer safety paramount, Linden Homes is re-iterating its advice to home hunters of all ages warning that construction sites – busy or quiet – can present dangers.

Linden Homes sales director Chris Roads 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. There are many hidden hazards that could cause serious injury – like excavations or low headroom/ scaffolding.”

The company is also highlighting the message to stay safe and be seen to children – many of whom may be walking or cycling home in the dusk – in the lead up to National Road Safety Awareness Week (18-24 November 2013).

Children accompanying parents visiting any sales and marketing suites on Linden Homes’ active sites around the region can pick up a free hi-visibilty wrist band*

Chris added: “It’s a fun way of reinforcing such an important message. We have many families with children living in our Linden Homes communities and can’t stress enough our commitment to safety and the well being of our residents and visitors.”

Linden Homes does have strict and visible guidelines in place at each construction site.

Here are a few common sense rules to follow and typical hazards to look out for:

  • Couples/groups need to stay together
  • Keep to safe defined routes and watch your footing
  • Keep away from excavations and trenches
  • Be particularly careful when passing under scaffolding and do not linger
  • Keep away from stacks of material
  • Before passing machinery make sure the operator sees you and acknowledges you
  • Never go on site outside daylight hours
  • Never climb ladders or scaffolding, material stacks or any part of the construction site
  • Please be aware of sharp objects and the possibility of wet paint, adhesives, concrete etc.

* subject to availability


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