Barratt Homes organised an interactive site safety discussion with Battlefield Primary School in Glasgow’s south side this week, to remind the young ones of the dangers within its nearby live construction development. The visit is part of a series of site safety workshops that the housebuilder has organised ahead of its new site launching at Riverside at Cathcart.

“Our site managers are acutely aware of the attraction of construction sites to children during the school holidays. And while they might look like obstacle courses, the fact of the matter is that they are incredibly dangerous,” said Stewart Ponton, Safety, Health and Environment Manager for Barratt Developments PLC. “It is our duty of care to the people of Glasgow and the many other communities in which we operate to provide local schools like Battlefield Primary school with the right information on how to keep pupils safe.”

The team at Barratt Homes delivered a 40 minute interactive presentation, which included a video, a question and answer session, children sized personal protection equipment (PPE) for the pupils to try on, as well as an information pack for school staff to distribute to pupils and parents as they see fit.

“Barratt Homes joined us for some serious fun this morning as they explained the importance of personal protective equipment by dressing up a P5 pupil. The team delivered a very important message to the children, which emphasised the reality that our pupils are not equipped to be on a building site. Thanks to all for taking the time to come and present at our assembly,” said Mrs Brown, Principal Teacher at Battlefield Primary School.

Riverside at Cathcart is the award-winning housebuilders’ most recent development to take shape in Glasgow. On completion, the site will have a selection of two, three, and four bedroom homes.