The National Federation of Builders (NFB) has launched the 2016 version of its child safety campaign.
Previously called “Stay Safe, Stay Away,” the initiative, which has run since 2003, has been renamed “Stay Safe.”
The renaming of the campaign aims to reflect the joint objectives of not just communicating to children that they should never play on construction sites but that the NFB is working towards addressing the industry’s skill shortage by promoting the diverse careers available in the sector.
As part of the campaign with Go Construct -an online portal of resources designed to promote careers in construction – the NFB is inviting key stage one and two school children (ages 5-11) across England and Wales to take part in a stay safe poster competition. Coinciding with the Child Accident Prevention Trust’s (CAPT) Child Safety Week, the deadline for entries is 17 June.
Richard Beresford, chief executive of the NFB commented: “Many children were injured on building sites last year and we’re determined to reduce this number.”
“We are working closely with schools and our members to increase the awareness of the dangers and hazards for children on a site.”
For more information visit: www.staysafestayaway.co.uk