A Glasgow school was recently given a health and safety talk by Taylor Wimpey Scotland.

The homebuilder visited Wallacewell Primary in Robroyston to remind students of the risks of playing near construction sites especially pertinent with the school summer holidays approaching.

With works well underway on Taylor Wimpey West Scotland’s new homes at Monument Way, the company was keen to raise safety awareness.

Glasgow Times:

Deryck Schendel, regional health and safety advisor for Taylor Wimpey in Scotland, said: "Health and safety in and around our construction areas is of vital importance to Taylor Wimpey.

"Taking this type of proactive approach with local schools allows us to reinforce just how important it is for children to stay away from building sites, and it gives us the chance to remind the children that building sites are not playgrounds!"

Glasgow Times:

Kathleen Taylor, Wallacewell Primary School's deputy headteacher, highlighted the necessity of the talks.

She said: "We were delighted to welcome Deryck from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland into our school to highlight the dangers associated with children playing near any construction site.

"It’s great that Taylor Wimpey understands the importance of our children’s safety and has created an interactive and proactive approach to appeal to our pupils."

Prompted by the presentation, the children are now creating safety posters to enter a contest; the winners will have their work displayed around the development.

This idea is to remind the wider community about the dangers of playing near a live construction site.