Competition winners get surprise visit by Ivor Goodsite
Considerate Constructor Scheme mascot, Ivor Goodsite, made a surprise visit to Fairfield Primary School in Stockton-on-Tees to help ISG present prizes to the winners of a site safety poster competition.
ISG is currently on site at the school carrying out a £2.5 million project to upgrade and modernise facilities, bringing together Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes within a single modern building.
Pupils were invited to design a poster to help warn of the dangers posed by construction sites, with the very best entries set to be used by the contractor to help keep people safe across its UK sites. David Stephenson, Jack Trainer, Hollie Barr and Georgia Nicholson are now the envy of their classmates after scooping top honours in the competition and being presented with a prize and framed copy of their winning entry by Ivor Goodsite.
Mick Quealy, ISG’s health & safety advisor, explained: “We have built up a great relationship with staff and pupils at FairfieldPrimary School, which has proved really beneficial as we move towards completion of this major project in the summer. Health & safety awareness is a really important lesson, and in addition to giving talks and showing special site safety films in assembly, we also look to involve pupils in a creative activity, which really helps get the message across that it is never safe to play on a construction site.
“We received some really excellent poster designs from the pupils at Fairfield and it was a really difficult process to arrive on just four winners. David, Jack, Hollie and Georgia all produced colourful and imaginative posters and I’m delighted that these designs will be used nationwide across our sites to promote this important site safety message.”