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Windmill Primary receive site safety top tips

Published Monday, 16 March 2020

Pupils from Key Stage One at Windmill Primary School, Raunds received an assembly from industry experts all about how they make sure they stay safe around construction sites.

Steve Cockram at ASHE Construction and James Tennant from East Northamptonshire Council, which is delivering Enterprise Centre East Northants at Warth Park, gave their top tips to pupils about how the importance of staying safe near a construction site.

Year 2 pupil at Windmill Primary School, Myah, said: “It was fun and interactive learning about building site safety and I am excited about the competition and prizes!”

Year 1 pupil, Rose, added: “I really enjoyed it, the game was fun and it showed us the right and wrong things to wear on a building sites.”

Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with construction specialists, ASHE, to deliver the new enterprise centre. Together, we are passionate about providing youngsters with the tools they need to stay safe near any construction sites. I hope that the pupils enjoyed hearing all about our top tips and they can use these skills for many years to come.”

Steve Cockram, Contracts Manager at ASHE Construction, added: “Safety is our number one concern. Whilst we try our very best to minimise construction risks both on and off site, there will always be potential risks around a construction site as we temporarily change the environment in a projects location with deliveries of staff and materials to construct the scheme. It’s great to be able to get to see the children at an early stage to explain the dangers that exist around a site and how best they can keep themselves safe.”

Enterprise Centre, East Northants is due to open this spring and will offer start-up and growing businesses first-rate flexible workspace and business support. East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) which is delivering the project has received £1.69 million funding from the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) Local Growth Fund towards Enterprise Centre, East Northants as part of Enterprising East Northants, the council’s economic plan for sustainable job creation and business growth.

To find out more about Enterprise Centre, East Northants, please visit: https://www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/ecen.