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Scottish Kids Asked to Help Identify Dangers in Construction Industry

Certain Scottish school children in Inverness have been asked by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) to help identify construction site hazards, with the aim being to increase awareness of potential dangers on building sites.

The children were/will be shown an image of a construction site – which was created by IOSH's Highlands and Islands branch as part of the Safe Highlanders 2015 Event – and were/will be asked to point out various dangers using magnetic symbols.

Commenting on the project, Aileen Wilson, who is a member of IOSH's Highlands and Islands Branch Committee, stated:

"Children at Safe Highlanders learn very important information which will keep them safe. Our branch is delighted to again take part in this. Many branch members volunteer for this event, taking it in turns to help run our stall.

"On our board, each child is initially given one magnetic hazard symbol and they are asked to stick them on the picture where they see something unsafe.

"After about one minute we start picking off the symbols and asking who stuck each one on. Each child is then given the chance to explain their choice and discussions take place. The ultimate message is construction sites are dangerous – not a playground."

Safe Highlanders 2015 runs from Wednesday 6 until Friday 15 May.

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