Dearne youngsters handed home safety advice


A new initiative has been launched aimed at educating Dearne youngsters about the importance of health and safety in the home.

Presentations by staff from housebuilder Taylor Wimpey will be delivered in schools across Barnsley ahead of the opening of their new Kingstone Grange development on Broadway, close to the town centre.

Keith Chester, site administrator for Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire, said: “Before we launch our new Kingstone Grange development on Broadway, we were keen to assess and eliminate potential risk factors for the local community. We have produced a 45 minute presentation including a short film about the dangers encountered when three children find themselves on a construction site; and we also look at safety in the home – including the garage, under the kitchen sink and chemicals. We’re excited to showcase our designs to home-hunters in the area, but safety is absolutely paramount, so these talks have come at the perfect time.”

Pupils will also be given the opportunity to dress up in personal protection equipment.