James Gillespie's School Campus
Keeping young people safe
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Health and Safety
This will be given the highest priority for all pupils, staff and visitors during construction. We are confident that the school will continue to operate as normal while construction works take place but we need to establish the best ways of working to make sure that the school can operate safely during the construction works.
A secure site compound has been established between the existing primary school gym and the back of Bruntsfield House. As this area is well located for the whole campus it will remain in place until the campus works are complete.
Playground areas will be smaller but will be securely fenced off from the construction site and compound areas. Site entrances will be managed and safe crossing points established as required. New fire assembly points will be agreed and established. All staff will be made aware of the changed evacuation arrangements.
Communication will be key to make sure that the needs of the school are met and also ensure that any issues which do come up are dealt with quickly and effectively.
The contractor will develop a close working relationship with the school’s management team and there will be regular meetings to discuss the arrangements for the construction works in detail. Meetings will continue during construction to discuss progress, forthcoming works and to resolve any problems.
Everyone can help
To young people this building site may look like an adventure playground. But all plant, equipment,scaffolding, excavations, pipes and piles of building materials present a danger to the unwary young trespassers.
Children need to be made aware of the dangers and although preventative measures are in place we would ask parents to ensure their children are made aware of the dangers and under no circumstances should they try to enter the site.
We would also ask members of the public around the site to help and if they witness any unauthorised attempts at accessing the site, to contact the site team via John Allan, on 01324 483555.