Safety First For Aberdare Regeneration Project
Posted on Tuesday 1st May 2012
Ivor Goodsite on his visit to Capcoch
Safety first for Aberdare regeneration project as schoolchildren throughout the area are educated on the importance of dangers associated with construction sites.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s £7.7million regeneration package for the town centre is currently ongoing and the safety of visitors and residents of the town is of paramount importance.
With this in mind Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd who are delivering the project on behalf of the Council have called on the colourful and friendly character Ivor Goodsite to spread the health and safety message to the younger generations.
Ivor Goodsite is a costumed character developed by the Considerate Constructors Scheme to promote all that is positive about the UK construction industry to a young audience, to help contractors put across the site safety message to children and to encourage young people to consider construction as a possible future career.
Recently Ivor Goodsite paid a special visit to Capcoch Primary School in Abercwmboi and taught pupils about the many aspects of the project which is transforming Aberdare with the introduction of a new streetscape and the improvement of buildings throughout the town centre.
The children were keen to get involved in the activities which included games and a short film highlighting the dangers children can face on a building site.
Headteacher at Capcoch Primary School Stephen Gardner explained, “Ivor Goodsite’s lessons are extremely valuable to children both in safety terms and in encouraging young people to consider construction as a career. The children at our school enjoyed the special visit and were enthused by his messages.”
The £7.7million Aberdare Regeneration Project was made possible by the Welsh Government through the European Regional Development Fund, Heads of the Valleys programme and Targeted Match Funding, plus the Councils own financial resources, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Cadw and private sector contributions.