Building Site Safety

Brandling Primary School, Gateshead

28th November 2011

The children of Brandling Primary School in Felling, Gateshead, received a special guest when Galliford Try were joined by Ivor Goodsite, to talk about the potential dangers of building sites. Galliford Try are currently working on the Carlisle Street Development, which will see construction of 25 new affordable homes for Home Group, consisting of 11 apartments specially designed for elderly residents, and 14 family homes. Brandling Primary School is opposite the new development, and Galliford Try have recently launched a competition to design a safety poster for the site, at the end of which the best design will be printed and used on the hoardings around the site. Ivor Goodsite had a fantastic day and enjoyed meeting all the pupils.


Useful resources

As part of your visit you may want to access or download resources to support you, including a school presentation or Child Protection Guidance template.

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.