Posted on July 3rd, 2013
PROjEN provides support to Child Safety Week
Child Safety Week is a national scheme, run by The Child Accident Prevention Trust. They are the UK’s leading charity working to reduce the numbers of serious accidents among Children, by providing support and guidance to schools and parents.
Child Safety Week ran from 24th to 30th June and was designed to highlight both small everyday risks as well as more significant dangers that threaten inquisitive children, while still allowing them the freedom to play.
PROjEN has a diligent approach to health and safety, which has been rewarded with numerous Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) awards. Because of this PROjEN understands that promoting health and safety in the local community and beyond is of the highest priority. PROjEN’s Safety Representative Angela Keegan and Health and Safety Advisor Margaret Barnes attended Murdishaw West Primary School’s Child Safety Week and worked with the children to produce a range of safety posters.
Margaret Barnes PROjEN’s Health & Safety Advisor said,
“It was great to see the children so engaged and involved in this project, and producing such excellent work with memorable and humorous slogans.”
The pupils were initially shown a presentation detailing the hazards in the home environment as well as the risks to children at a construction site. They were then tasked with expressing their views by creating a poster on each of these hazards, giving an insight into the children’s grasp of the importance of safety measures.
PROjEN will be providing prizes for the best poster along with a donation to the school prior to the summer term break. A very high standard of design and eye catching slogans will ensure the PROjEN judges have a tough decision later this Month. The winning posters will be displayed at the Akzo Nobel site, one of PROjEN’s current projects and at the school to raise awareness of the dangers.