With school out for summer, there is a warning to adventure-seeking children – and their parents – about the dangers of building sites.
As many schools across the south have now broken up for the long summer holiday, Linden Homes South has issued the timely reminder; particularly as construction work will continue as normal at many of its development during the coming weeks.
Each year, a number of children are injured as a result of construction site accidents in the UK, as youngsters seek out a seemingly exciting place to play. In 2015, a construction company in Wales was fined for having an insecure site; after a two year old children wandered on to it.
Every summer, in line with HSE advice, Linden Homes urges parents to warn their children of the potential dangers of playing on or near building sites.
Linden Homes South construction director, Steve Ott, said: "Understandably some children are drawn to construction sites as new and interesting places to play, but they are not playgrounds and using them as such can have severe ramifications”
“The school holidays are an ideal opportunity for a timely reminder to both children and parents regarding the dangers that construction sites present – many of which continue to remain active throughout the summer.
“The school holidays create more opportunity for children to play outdoors, but we would appeal to parents to check that their youngsters are in a safe environment when playing.”
Linden Homes does have strict and visible guidelines in place at each construction site, and there is also safety advice on the company website for legitimate visitors to any of its developments at the website.
Steve added: “Our developments have clear signage and are secured when not in use, however, much of the machinery and materials that we use remain on site – which could have very serious consequences if in the wrong hands.
“Anyone found on site without prior agreement will be escorted out of the area. We cannot and will not take a relaxed view of safety”.
Linden Homes South has developments in construction in the following locations:
Media can contact Amber Chapman and Claire Oakley at becg for more information, images and interviews with Linden Homes. Call 01962 893893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
10 August 2018