A HOMEBUILDER is warning children in Oxfordshire about the dangers of playing on building sites.

David Wilson Homes Southern is warning young people that although new homes developments under construction may look like exciting places to explore, they can be extremely hazardous.

Campbell Gregg, managing director at David Wilson Homes Southern, said: “Developers like ourselves are building more new homes at sites all over the country, but until they are completed these places can be dangerous.

“Now restrictions have eased and we’re able to venture further afield, children should be told to stay away from construction sites.

“Whilst we do watch out for youngsters during the day and secure our developments at night, we would like to ask parents to ensure the safety of their children during the holidays, especially if they live near an active building site.”

The homebuilder hosts site visits for children when possible, and holds regular safety talks for schools close to wherever it is building new homes to encourage site safety and highlight the hazards of playing on or near construction sites.

To combat the pandemic’s challenges of not being able to invite school pupils to its developments to learn about site safety, the housebuilder has created a series of interactive videos. Three videos have been created for pupils in Reception to Year six, highlighting the dangers of construction sites.

The homebuilder has properties available in Oxfordshire at: Kings Gate in Abingdon, Letcombe Gardens in Grove, Dida Gardens in Didcot and River Meadow in Stanford in the Vale.

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