In support of Child Safety Week (24 - 30 June), VolkerStevin has teamed up with the 20th Todmorden Cub Scout Group to help tackle road safety and raise awareness of the dangers around construction sites.
On 25th June a group of cubs were guided on a safety walk around Todmorden by representatives from the VolkerStevin project team working on the Environment Agency's Lower Todmorden and Walsden Water Flood Scheme.
Along the way the group stopped at the works being completed on Water Street, where they learnt about dangers surrounding construction sites. Utilising the Considerate Constructor Scheme's ‘hunt the hazard' poster, the cubs were taught how to stay safe and use safety signs.
To help the cubs achieve their road safety badge, during the walk they were challenged to demonstrate how to use the Green Cross Code, pedestrian crossings and explain how to make an emergency telephone call.
The walk ended at VolkerStevin's site compound on Salford Way where they met the team working on the £13 million flood alleviation scheme and received brand new hi-vis vests. The cubs have also been challenged to design their own safety sign or poster. The winning poster will be professionally produced and used on VolkerStevin sites in Todmorden.
Donald Murray, VolkerStevin project manager, said: "We are delighted to have helped the cub scouts achieve their road safety badge during Child Safety Week and to have had the opportunity to teach them more about how to stay safe on roads and near construction sites. We are always looking at ways to support the local community and promote a culture of safety in the communities in which we work."
Jon Sayer, Todmorden Cub Scout leader said: "This was a wonderful evening with VolkerStevin as the cubs experienced first-hand road and site safety as part of child safety week."
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