Morrison Construction educates school pupils on site safety

The winner of the Morrison Construction safety poster competition launched during Health Week at Corsehill Primary School has received their prize.

Published: 05 July 2018
Capability: Infrastructure
Market: Communities

The poster competition was created to encourage pupils thinking about safety near construction sites with the winner Lexi presented an iPad mini by Morrison Construction Health and Safety advisor Gavin Slater. Lexi’s winning entry will be displayed at Morrison Construction sites.

Morrison Construction’s Water business is currently undertaking about £3m of works at several sites across Ayrshire including: Barassie Pumping Station refurbishment, Panrocks Pumping Station refurbishment at Troon and Gailes Pumping Station refurbishment at Irvine.

Gavin together with fellow Morrison Construction Health and Safety advisor Alastair Gill gave a safety presentation to 200 pupils in June about the dangers of entering a construction site before announcing the poster competition.

Now into its tenth year, Scottish Ambulance Service Community First Responders, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and local sporting club representatives also attended the week-long health and wellbeing event.

Morrison Construction has attended Health Week for the past two years, Gavin said:

‘‘Health and safety is our number one priority at Morrison Construction. There are always going to be construction sites that pupils need to be aware of so it was great to educate the pupils about the potential dangers of construction sites.

‘‘The pupils were very excited when we announced the safety poster competition. We enjoyed judging so many high-quality entries and would like to congratulate Lexi on her winning entry.’’