Building sites like Oakfield’s can seem like a fun place to explore, but there are lots of hidden dangers and it is very important to keep out and keep safe.

Things that can pose a risk on site include:

• lots of big vehicles and machines

• uneven ground and holes

• dangerous materials and chemicals

• the risk of things falling from a height

You should always be careful when you’re walking or cycling near a construction site. Always look before crossing the road as diggers, lorries and other heavy vehicles may be coming in and out of the site.

People who work in construction take safety very seriously and make sure they have everything they need to work safely. They have lots of training, so they understand the risks and what to do in case of an emergency and wear protective clothing. 

People who work in construction take safety very seriously and make sure they have everything they need to work safely. They have lots of training, so they understand the risks and what to do in case of an emergency and wear protective clothing. 

They also use special items to help them notice dangers and deal with dangerous situations quickly. This includes:

• putting up cones to help them see dangerous areas

• having fire extinguishers nearby to put out fires

• putting up clear signs to remind themselves and others of what they need to do to stay safe

• protecting their skin from the chemicals and dangerous materials they work with by using special cleaning soaps and moisturisers. 

As you can see, construction sites are not places for children. 

WIN!!

You can help keep your community safe and be in with a chance of winning a £20 voucher for Kaspa’s Desserts in Swindon.  

We’d like you to design, draw or paint a poster to remind people why it is important not to go in to building sites, showing some of the things construction workers do to keep safe.

Email your picture (or a photograph of your picture) to hello@oakfieldswindon with your name, age and phone number by midnight on Sunday the 1st November.

A winner will be drawn by Wednesday 4th November. This competition is open to those aged 17 and younger. Click here to view the full terms and conditions. 

We’ll be sharing some of your entries on Instagram and on the noticeboard at the site too.

You’ll also find lots of fun activities to do during the school holidays at www.ivorgoodsite.org.uk/kidszone/.