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Pupils receive safety advice from housebuilder

22 June 2012

Pupils from a primary school in Smethwick donned hard hats and high visibility vests for a safety and construction talk, by Persimmon Homes South Midlands.

Persimmon Homes welcomed the children from Shireland Hall Primary School to The Maltings development to highlight the potential hazards associated with an active building site and to gain an understanding of how houses are built.



The housebuilder has embarked on its next phase in Smethwick, which is situated at the former Old Cape Hill Brewery.  The Maltings will feature a number of  homes ranging  from two bedroom starter homes to four bedroom properties for the growing family.



Persimmon Homes South Midland’s site manager Simon Cole, believes it is important to draw attention to the reasons why development sites have strict health and safety rules and to help children understand what goes into constructing a new house. 



He said: “Young children can often find building sites fascinating and full of adventure but they are potentially very dangerous places and we wanted to emphasise  the importance  of why specific rules and regulations have to be obeyed.”



The talk focused on the significance of boundary fencing, the potential site hazards and the importance of wearing protective clothing. In addition, the Persimmon team revealed how houses are constructed from the initial plans through to the individuals who build them.



Year two teacher at Shireland Hall Primary School, Nicky Townsend, added:  “This development is just round the corner from the  school  so it was a fantastic opportunity  for the children to experience first-hand a construction site close-up and safely.



“Working with local businesses is very important as it enables the school to offer a board curriculum and visiting The Maltings will help to enhance the children’s learning and  practical experiences.”



Alongside The Maltings is the Mitchells Brook development which offers two bedroom apartments and three bedroom homes available from £79,996 with the Government-led FirstBuy scheme. Both sites also provide Persimmon Homes part exchange package and the new Government backed mortgage indemnity scheme,  NewBuy,  which supports 95 per cent  mortgages.

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