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‘Hi-Viz Kids’ learn about working safely

Safety was the key message learned by pupils at a local school in Carbis Bay recently, when a representative from Glanville Environmental (on behalf of South West Water) visited the children to talk about the importance of keeping safe at work.

A happy group of pupils trying on the safety clothing.

Glanville’s are currently working on a large sewer pipeline project in the Carbis Bay area of St Ives, which is taking place about a mile from the school.

The aim of the presentation was to educate the children on what works were happening, and what they would be seeing, as they passed the site on their way to, and from school. The presentation also involved talking and learning about the variety of safety signs, they were likely to see around the working areas.

Katie Green, Customer & Stakeholder Liaison Officer at Glanville Environmental, who gave the presentation to the children, said, “The pupils were great and they really got involved. They were very attentive, quietly listening and then very keen to ask, and answer questions.”

“They particularly enjoyed trying on the different protective clothing and equipment, and learning why it has to be worn.”

Katie added, “I would like to thank everyone at the school for making me so very welcome.”

To get the children further involved in becoming safety aware, Katie is working with the school to organise a competition to design a safety poster.

The teachers will then decide the winning design and the winner will receive a certificate and prize from South West Water. The design will then be displayed on notice boards around the site.

The project, which started in November, will be completed in April 2020.