The teams at Soletanche Bachy's Polish subsidiary organised a valuable educational programme for schoolchildren in the neighbourhood of a Warsaw worksite. This involved information and explanation of the potential risks, with a safety lesson at an early age from Soletanche Polska.
Cities everywhere are undergoing transformation and the number of worksites is increasing almost daily. Poland is no exception. Activities around construction sites or rehabilitation of facilities that are in use are a common occurrence, impacting the daily life of locals. Besides information campaigns and receiving the public on-site during work, the sense of proximity with residents has become a central element in the approach to planning work. As such, Soletanche Polska recently staged educational actions with locals specifically aimed at schoolchildren.
This was the case for the construction of an office building in Okęcie (district), Warsaw, where the Polish subsidiary is working for general contractor SPS Construction, and where the entrance to the site happens to be opposite a school. Diggers, cranes and bulldozers can all exert a certain fascination over young children, but the worksite environment represents an almost-permanent danger. What’s more, road traffic around the site has increased, raising the risk of accidents involving children.
In partnership with the client, Soletanche Polska organised a series of safety lessons for the schoolkids. The teams felt the need to take preventive action and come and explain to the children the fundamentals of safety, both on-site and in the immediate surroundings.
The safety lesson was divided into two parts: