Our contractor, Bancon Construction, recently visited Newtyle Primary School to undertake a safety talk with the children at the school. Bancon are building 12 new council houses on a site next to the school.
Dawn Kane, Business Development Manager at Bancon said:
“Health and safety is our no. 1 priority, not only on site but within our communities. Safeguarding of the children at Newtyle Primary School is extremely important due to our construction activities taking place next to the school. The first step in our safety measures was to present a safety talk during an assembly to make the children aware of the works taking place, what they can expect to see and the dangers that will be around them, albeit the other side of the fence! The children will now participate in a competition to design a safety poster to show us what they learned from the presentation. Our industry is experiencing a skills shortage and gender gap and we hope that our work with schools gives some of the children the inspiration to pursue a career in the construction industry.”
The development, which is due to complete early next year is contributing to our target of 120 new supply affordable homes each year. If you would like to see all the current affordable housing developments in Angus, you can visit our Housing Developments webpage.