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Children in Midlothian are set to get some lessons in health and safety thanks to an initiative by Miller Homes.
As the winter nights begin to draw in, the housebuilder is working with primary school children in Rosewell this month (November) to help educate young people about general health and safety, as well as the importance of staying safe near construction sites.
As part of the initiative, the children will meet Andy Polhill, one of the company’s safety, health and environment representatives, who will explain some basics about health and safety during a fun and interactive session at Miller Homes’ Roselea development.
The children and their schoolmates will also receive a branded reflective wrist band to help them be safe and seen, whilst playing outside or on their way to and from school during the dark winter months.
Andy Polhill said:
“As a business it’s very important to us that we work closely with the communities in which we operate. As the winter months approach, health and safety is often at the forefront of everyone’s mind and we wanted to take the opportunity to provide some guidance to children living close to our sites about the importance of being aware of potential hazards. By heightening their awareness they can continue to have fun without putting themselves or others at unnecessary risk.
“We look forward to meeting the children and hope they will enjoy learning about health and safety. Although there is a serious message behind this initiative, the sessions will ensure the children develop an understanding of the importance of health and safety in everyday life in a fun and interactive way.”
Miller Homes is currently building homes throughout Midlothian at Roselea, Dalmore Mill, Glenesk, and Eskbank Grange. For more information visit the Miller Homes website www.millerhomes.co.uk
Notes to editors:
- Over the last 80 years Miller Homes has established a tradition for building family homes in the most desirable locations along with a reputation for delivering sector-leading quality, sustainable developments and providing outstanding levels of customer service.
- In 2015 Miller Homes was awarded five star rating in the National Home Builders Federation New Home Customer Satisfaction Survey for the fourth consecutive and the results of independent research highlighted that 95% of its own customers would recommend Miller Homes to their best friend.
- Miller Homes operates in six regions across the UK – Scotland, North West, Yorkshire, North East, Midlands and Southern.
- As well as having its own in-house awards rewarding best practice in health and safety, Miller Homes has also received recognition in the NHBC Health & Safety Awards, including Best Occupational Health Initiative (2012), Best Health & Safety Worker Engagement Programme (2013) and a Regional Award in the large builder category for site manager Kris Aitchison (2015).
- Further information is available by visiting www.millerhomes.co.uk
The Scottish Government is currently consulting on detailed guidance that supports parts of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. This Act is a new law that will give children, your people and their families extra support and will encourage everyone to talk about children’s wellbeing using the same words. The consultation on the guidance is due to run until 1 May. It is mainly aimed at the people who support your child – including parents’ organisations – but individual parents are welcome to get involved if they wish. You can take part in the consultation vie this link: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/02/1851