Devon children warned about building site dangers as summer holidays begin

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Devon children are being warned to stay away from building sites during the summer holiday break.

New home developments under construction may look like fun and exciting places to play, but Barratt Homes is warning children they also pose serious dangers.

“Building sites are full of potential dangers and as the school summer holidays are almost here it is important to remind children and their parents of the need to stay away from them,” said construction director Tim Davies.

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“Youngsters are often on the lookout for somewhere new and exciting to play, but construction sites are not adventure playgrounds.

“While our construction teams watch out for youngsters during the day and we secure our sites at night, we also ask parents to make sure they know where their children are during the holiday time.”

Barratt Homes holds regular safety talks and site visits for schools close to where it is building, to highlight the hazards of playing on or near building sites.

“It’s important to get youngsters thinking about the dangers that exist to emphasise the message they should stay away from building sites,” he added.

Barratt Homes is currently building quality new homes at a number of developments in Exeter including Pinn Brook and Hillside Gardens in Pinhoe and Saxon Fields in Cullompton.

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