‘Stay away’

George Palmer Primary School in Whitley, Reading

10th July 2012

Vinci Construction UK, primary contractor for Reading’s new Tesco distribution centre sent two members of staff as well as Ivor Goodsite to George Palmer Primary School in Whitley, Reading.

A presentation was given regarding the importance of health and safety in and around construction, and the PPE that is required when working in this sector. Dangers to the children were presented in a friendly and understanding manor and a message to ‘stay away’ from building sites was made clear; it was felt this was of particular importance with the upcoming summer holidays.

Ivor was on hand to assist with the presentation and the pupils reacted well to the messages given, leaving with a good understanding of the inherent dangers associated with the construction industry.

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.