Children from St Aidan’s Primary School in Billinge have received a lesson in health and safety thanks to an initiative by Miller Homes.
As the winter nights begin to draw in, the housebuilder is working with school children to help educate young people about general health and safety, as well as the importance of staying safe near construction sites.
As part of the initiative, the children met Lee Jones, one of the company’s safety, health and environment representatives, who explained some basics about health and safety during a fun and interactive session at Miller Homes’ The Views development.
The children and their schoolmates also received a branded reflective wrist band to help them be safe and seen, whilst playing outside or on their way to and from school during the dark winter months.
Lee Jones said: “As a business it’s very important to us that we work closely with the communities in which we operate. As the winter months approach, health and safety is often at the forefront of everyone’s mind and we wanted to take the opportunity to provide some guidance to children living close to our sites about the importance of being aware of potential hazards. By heightening their awareness they can continue to have fun without putting themselves or others at unnecessary risk.
“Although there is a serious message behind this initiative, the sessions will ensure the children develop an understanding of the importance of health and safety in everyday life in a fun and interactive way.”
Miller Homes is currently building homes throughout The North West including The View in Billinge. For more information visit the Miller Homes website www.millerhomes.co.uk