Staying safe at Shay Lane School

Published 2 December 2014

Children at Shay Lane Primary School were taught the importance of building site safety during a visit from WDH.

Pupils at the school in Crofton were given a presentation by Tenant Involvement Officer Chris Croxall who was joined by Area Partnerships Manager Kat Backhouse and Site Manager Dave Hobbs, who currently runs the nearby Hawthorn Court site.

After discussing what dangers they might find on a building site and the importance of being safe around machinery, four children were chosen to try on different pieces of protective equipment to show what it looks like to be site safe.

They were then set a challenge to design a site safety poster with a winner to be drawn from each year group to win a prize just before Christmas.

Dave said: “We think it’s so important to try and teach children who live or go to school near our sites about being safe and the precautions we take to keep both us and them out of danger. I’m already looking forward to coming back in to see the posters, and based on the questions they asked during the presentation I think it’ll be very hard to pick a winner.”


The site at Hawthorn Court is currently being developed by WDH’s Homebuilder team and will see 32-timber framed properties built by September 2015.

To view our quadcopter footage of Hawthorn Court from the air, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRniCiAqAY8


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