Thursday June 28, 2018
Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School once again welcomed McGee and the City of London Corporation’s Road Safety team to deliver their annual Safety Day.
Taking place on 25th June, the event engaged more than 250 children as they learned about road safety and keeping safe around the city’s construction sites, with a particular focus on safety within the Square Mile.
The McGee team delivered interactive lessons for all ages from Reception through to Year 6 – with a little help from construction site celebrity, and star of the show, Honor Goodsite.
Honor Goodsite is one of the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s industry mascots who, when not on site, spends her time visiting schools and local communities to promote health and safety.
Each fun and informative lesson lasted around 20 minutes and covered topics including 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.
McGee was also joined by another partnering company who provided a tipper truck for “Exchanging Places”. This gave the children a chance to see the view from a lorry driver’s perspective, making them more aware of the restricted views and to take extra care when crossing the road around construction sites.
To end the day, each pupil received a high visibility bag containing a variety of cycle safety goodies provided by McGee and the City of London Corporation.
Marc Byrne, Head of Corporate Responsibility said:
“In partnership with the City of London’s Road Safety team, the City Police and of course Honor Goodsite, these events are a great example of how the construction community can help to play an important role in keeping young people safe.”
Sheila Moules, Behaviour Change and Campaigns Officer at the City of London Corporation said:
“It is always a pleasure working with McGee helping to deliver the City of London Road Safety Days. We are delighted with the support and enthusiasm that we receive which is always a huge help to us, to deliver road safety in the City and encourage behaviour change.”