In line with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Linden Homes is encouraging parents to warn their children of the dangers of playing on or near building sites.
Although the schools have broken up for the summer holidays, work will continue on all of Linden Homes’ developments. Tim Douglass, the company’s production director said: "Construction sites are not playgrounds and whilst they may seem exciting to children, they are not places to play.
“Playing on building sites can have fatal consequences and it is a real concern for me, especially as a father, that children may try to enter these very dangerous places.”
Each year, many children are injured and some even killed as a result of construction site accidents in the UK, as youngsters seek out a seemingly exciting place to play.
According to the most recent HSE figures (2008/09) one child was killed and 25 others were injured as a result of accidents on building sites in the UK.
Tim added: “We regularly host site visits for school children and their teachers in an attempt to raise awareness of the potential dangers. However, the lighter evenings during the summer months create more time for children to play outdoors, so we are appealing to parents to check that their youngsters are in a safe environment when playing and are well away from building sites.
“Linden Homes does have strict and visible guidelines in place and each construction site is securely locked up each day.”
For more information visit Linden Homes’ website for site safety advice.
Linden Homes incorporates a number of play areas into its developments, so children can play safely in the right environment. The company is currently creating a number of new developments in the South West in: Exeter, Kingsteignton, Paignton, Goodrington, Totnes, Okehampton, Westward Ho!, Barnstaple, Plymouth, Duporth, Truro, Redruth, Camborne and Penryn.
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10 August 2015