Child Safety Week 2013

This year's national Child Safety Week ran from 24 – 30 June and the Scheme asked its registered sites and companies to show their support for this great initiative.

The theme for this year's Child Safety Week was 'Be a Safety Hero' which was perfectly suited for the industry's own hero Ivor Goodsite! Ivor cleared his schedule that week so that he was available to help out all the Scheme's registered sites and companies in educating children about the importance of being safe around construction. The Scheme also offered a discount on Ivor's 'Hunt the Hazard!' and promotional site signs during the week.

Ivor and the Scheme received a fantastic response with many registered sites and companies doing their bit to 'Be a Safety Hero' this year, organising events all over the country such as school safety talks; village fêtes; community fun days; charity events and topping out ceremonies.

Please see below for just a couple of the events Ivor was asked to attend:

Citrus

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Citrus and Ivor Goodsite joined forces organised a special assembly at Henry Chichele Primary School in Northamptonshire to educate children about the dangers of playing and working on construction sites. Sixty four pupils participated in a fun-packed and educational morning.

Kara Linehan, Class Teacher at Henry Chichele Primary School said: "The children found the talk informative and interesting; especially as it was brought to life by 'Ivor'. They all enjoyed playing the interactive hazard game and many of them went home and completed it again later."

Keepmoat

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Keepmoat attended the Mayflower Primary School based in Tower Hamlets to deliver a site safety talk, warning children not to play on building sites and scaffolding with the aid of Ivor's 'Hunt the Hazard!' site sign. A short video was played to the children before they tried on lots of safety equipment to help demonstrate how workers on a building site stay safe. The students were then set a drawing completion to design a poster warning other children not to play on building sites and the winning posters will be displayed around the school's local Keepmoat site.

Overall the campaign was once again a great success, with thousands of contractors, schools and parents doing their bit to raise awareness of children's safety.

Both the Scheme and Ivor Goodsite would like to thank everyone for taking part, and congratulate them for all their efforts. We look forward to next year!

For more information on Ivor Goodsite, click here.