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Morgan Sindall delivers 'safety on site' assembly at Beckstone School, High Harrington

A photograph of a school safety presentation. Pictured left to right: Jamie Hooper, Morgan Sindall, Apprentice Mechanical Fitter; Debony; Demi; Leona and Ivan McManus, Morgan Sindall, Head of Health, Safety and Environment.

Morgan Sindall has led a ‘safety on site’ assembly for Key Stage 2 children at Beckstone School, High Harrington to highlight the hazards on construction sites. Over 100 of Morgan Sindall’s employees live in the Allerdale area and they were keen to support in raising awareness of why is it is important not to enter a construction site, particularly with the imminent school holiday.

The talk informed the schoolchildren of the risks of construction sites as well as the use of fencing and the important part it plays in keeping everyone safe. The children also discussed why Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential, and the use of PPE in everyday life, for example when riding a bicycle.

All the Key Stage 2 children were also encouraged to enter a colouring competition to reinforce the importance of site safety. The winner was Demi and the runners up were Debony and Leona.

Gillian Johnston, Community Investment Coordinator for Morgan Sindall, said; “I was impressed with the enthusiasm and engagement of the children. They listened well and were keen to interact, asking some very good questions about how to stay safe.

David Warbrick, Headteacher, Beckstone Primary School, said; “The children from Key Stage 2 were very interested and enthralled at the talk they received. The staff from Morgan Sindall hosted a presentation on health and safety around building sites, which was very informative and very appropriate given the number of building sites near the school. The message about keeping out of building sites and putting safety first was very clear. The colouring competition was great as it engaged and encouraged the children to further their understanding. We are very appreciative of the time and effort put into delivering this message to our school.”

Morgan Sindall is one of the joint venture partners on the Infrastructure Strategic Alliance (ISA) responsible for a potential 15 year, £1.1 billion contract to provide essential infrastructure assets to the Sellafield site.