As the school summer holidays get under way, a local homebuilder is warning youngsters across Leicestershire to keep safe and stay away from its building sites.
New homes developments under construction may look like fun and exciting places to play, but Barratt Homes North Midlands wants to make children aware that they also pose serious dangers.
Rob Hutchings, Construction Director at Barratt Homes North Midlands, had this to say: “Building sites are full of potential dangers and, as the school summer holidays are almost here, it is important to remind children and their parents of the need to stay away from them. Youngsters are often on the lookout for somewhere new and exciting to play, but construction sites are not adventure playgrounds. We have active sites across Leicestershire and while our construction teams watch out for youngsters during the day and we secure our sites at night, we also ask parents to make sure they know where their children are during the holiday time.
It's important to get youngsters thinking about the dangers that exist to emphasise the message they should stay away from building sites,” he added.
Barratt Homes North Midlands highlight the hazards of playing on or near building sites by holding safety talks and site visits for schools close to where it is building.