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Have you been hunting the hazard?

On July 7th 2011, the Scheme launched the ‘Hunt the Hazard!’ site sign; an initiative designed to raise awareness among children of the dangers that can be found on modern day construction sites.

The sign shows industry mascot, Ivor Goodsite, holding a colourful A1 poster which displays a fictional construction site and highlights a number of potential hazards for children to find. The sign, which measures 1m x 1.48m, is to be displayed outside sites registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme and asks children to hunt for 16 examples of hazards which could cause serious injury in the construction site on the poster.

Since the launch, the Scheme has been delighted with the huge response it has received and the positive feedback from the contractors who have used this on their sites. All over the country, ‘Hunt the Hazard!’ site signs have been put up on construction sites, or taken into schools, to warn children about the dangers of playing on a building site. The Scheme has been sent many pictures of ‘Hunt the Hazard!’s being displayed on site hoarding or fencing and also being used by children, some of which you can see in this article.

The ‘Hunt the Hazard!’ site sign is available to all registered sites and companies to purchase for £49.50 + VAT.

‘Hunt the Hazard!’ is part of the Ivor Goodsite initiative which is aimed to educate children on the dangers of playing in or around a construction site, while promoting all that is positive about the industry. The Ivor Goodsite costume can be hired from the Scheme and proves an excellent tool in helping to educate and entertain children, whether the costume is used to visit a school or accompany children on a construction site tour. When Ivor is used for an event, the Scheme also offers the opportunity to order fun packs which contain Ivor branded products, and children’s PPE consisting of a hard hat and hi vis jacket.

Costume hire

Industry mascots Ivor and Honor Goodsite can be hired to attend construction-related events to engage with children and encourage safety on site. Find out more about how you can hire the costume characters and promote a positive image of the industry.