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Pupils enjoy safety lesson by construction experts Stepnell

Children at St Marie's Catholic Primary School in Rugby gave the thumbs-up to an interactive lesson in safety from the construction contractor

Posted by Julian Owen | March 16, 2018 | Security & safety

Stepnell, the construction contractor, has given an interactive lesson in safety to pupils from Rugby's St Marie’s Catholic Primary School.

The company, which has its head office in Rugby, organised for a special visitor – industry mascot Ivor Goodsite – to meet pupils and help them understand about the potential dangers of construction sites and the importance of never playing on them or near construction activity.

During a lively presentation to the whole school, Stepnell best practice manager Karen Ryan and site manager Kevin Hudson gave a number of pupils the chance to dress up in construction safety gear, such as hard hats and safety gloves.

“Showing children the protective clothing and equipment we use onsite makes an immediate impact in helping them appreciate what is involved in construction activity,” says Stepnell’s Karen Ryan. “We want all children and young people to know that they should never view building sites as places to play. We had an excellent question-and-answer session with the pupils at St Marie’s, showing they’d really thought about the safety issues.” Stepnell has also organised a safety-themed painting competition for the pupils, asking them to reflect in their designs the message they learned from the presentation.

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