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Children learn about staying safe around construction sites

On Thursday 30th June McGee’s One Nine Elms site team played a key role in Banstead Infant’s school assembly which saw 370 4 to 7 year olds learn about staying safe on and around construction sites – with a little help from special guest, Ivor Goodsite.  McGee also spoke about how great it is to work in construction!

Ivor Goodsite is the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s mascot who, when not on site, spends his time visiting schools and local communities to promote health and safety around building sites.

Children’s favourite Ivor assisted Marc Byrne, Head of Social Responsibility, deliver an informative but fun school assembly.

Topics included: the importance of safety signs and equipment; the types of and purpose of personal protective equipment; identifying types of machinery on a building site and spotting the kinds of hazards that might also be found.

Following the assembly each class had the opportunity to complete a range of Ivor Goodsite posters to encourage the children to talk to each other about what they had learnt.

“The children loved learning about construction safety and were very excited about meeting Ivor Goodsite. The assembly was engaging and interactive and the children particularly enjoyed the slideshow. The colouring activity encouraged them to discuss what they had learnt during the assembly”, said Mrs Storrar, Head of Banstead Infant School.

The morning concluded with each pupil receiving a McGee high visibility bag – presented by Ivor himself!