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Building blocks for a safe summer

Children from a Rochdale school picked up vital tools to help them stay safe during the summer holidays when Redrow’s health and safety mascot paid them a visit.

Buster Bear was joined at St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School by Redrow’s health and safety manager Charlotte Weston

Charlotte explained: “The importance of staying safe on or near construction sites is an important lesson for children, particularly during the school holidays when they are likely to be looking for new things to do. Scaffolding isn’t like a climbing frame in a play area and there are many other hazards that make building sites dangerous places, particularly for children. As we’re building new homes near St Andrew’s we wanted to be good neighbours and ensure that the children play safe and away from development sites. With the help of Buster Bear we explained the health and safety issues surrounding construction sites. Hopefully it’s a lesson that will keep them safe not just this summer but in years to come too.”

During the visit, children were taught about the hazards on a building site. They were also told why it’s vital for staff and visitors to site to wear health and safety equipment and the children were able to try on items such as high visibility jackets and hard hats.

Head teacher Judith Rainford commented: “We appreciated Redrow taking the time to come and talk to the children and giving them such an important lesson in a fun way that was easy for them to understand.”

It’s safe to say that Redrow homes at Birch Grange are appealing to buyers. The development offers a good choice of three and four-bedroom properties that combine traditional exteriors with bright, modern interiors.

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  Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, operating across England and Wales, with a strong emphasis on high quality family housing in prime locations. Its New Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors. Established more than 35 years, the company has won numerous awards over the years. Redrow received a 5* Award in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey in 2011, 2012 and 2013; collected the Silver award in the Large Housebuilder category of the 2012 What House? awards; and its ‘Share a little bit of joy’ campaign was named best marketing initiative at the 2012 Housebuilder Awards.  Web: