Helping children to ‘Bee Safe’ around the Harrogate Borough Council Civic Centre building site this summer

As the main contractor for the build of the new Harrogate Borough Council civic centre at Knapping Mount, our number one priority at Harry Fairclough Construction is the safety of local people. In the lead up to the school summer holidays, we are very aware of the fact that children can be attracted to building sites and want to help remind teachers and parents about the potential dangers so that they can keep young people informed.

If you have been following this site blog, you will know that we are now just over eight months into the project and construction activity on-site is picking up pace. You can keep up to date with what’s going on via the live site cam, which is a great way of showing children who are interested how it all works from a safe distance!

Active Response Security Services is helping to raise awareness of the dangers of construction sites amongst school children with their ‘Bee Safe’ campaign (you can follow @buzzbeeyks on Twitter for updates), which features the fun video below. Created by teaching staff to engage young children in this important message, the video is about a minute long and combines visual images and songs to help make it more memorable. As you can see, building sites are not playgrounds and there are life-threatening hazards that children must avoid.

All the necessary safety features are in place in and around the Knapping Mount site where the building of the new Harrogate Borough Council civic centre will continue throughout the summer holidays, but we hope this video helps as a reminder to parents that children should not be left unattended in its vicinity as an added precaution.

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