Health, Safety & Environmental

Barratt and David Wilson Promote Health and Safety at Home

The Scottish Housebuilder of the Year 2017 has revealed that they will be working with St Andrews First Aid, Good Egg Safety and the regional Community Safety Teams in order to implement a new Child Safety at Home Campaign for Scotland.

The winners of the Housebuilder of the Year award for 2017, Barratt and David Wilson Homes have made the decision to join forces with these safety organisations as a part of a concerted effort to safeguard more Scottish families. The company, together with St Andrews, Good Egg Safety and Community Safety Teams have launched this safety drive after discovering that more than two million UK children under the age of 15 are hospitalised every year because of accidents that have occurred while playing at home.

The Sales and Marketing Director of Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, Mike Cowie has said that Scottish communities are an essential part of their business, and because of this, the Housebuilder of the Year 2017 works to actively take health and safety expertise into schools in order to pass on their specialist knowledge and good safety practices and help to keep school children safe.

A survey has been carried out recently by Play Scotland, which is a charitable organisation that has been funded by the Scottish Government and works to highlight the importance of play for all children. The organisation has released as a part of this survey that parents are experiencing increasing levels of anxiety about traffic, stranger danger and a lack of safe play areas. This anxiety has led to more and more children being kept indoors.

With the support of the safety organisations working as partners for Barratt and David Wilson Homes, the property developer is holding a number of free home safety events in their show homes across Scotland. These events have a clear focus on child safety and first aid in the home. There will also be a home safety roadshow that will tour local parent and toddler groups to offer the same information to the parents there.

It is hoped that these event will help to educate parents about the basics of child first aid, while also offering support and advice about how to mitigate accidents at home. On offer at these seminars will be a free selection of Good Egg Safety In-Home Safety Guides in the sales offices across Scotland, these pamphlets will be available for parents to take home and use to implement safety features and practices in their own home.

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