Students from Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College paid a visit to Aspect Construction’s Phoenix Building site at the University of Bradford last week. The students, who are learning about Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations in the classroom visited the site in order to learn how theory is put into practice.
The students were given a full induction by site foreman, Dan McConville, just like any other worker entering the construction site, before being kitted out with full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including hi vis clothing, hard hats and gloves.
With a tour around the site, which is currently undergoing a £5 Million redevelopment to turn it into a state of the art Health and Wellbeing Centre, the students were able to get first-hand experience of being on a construction site, and see for themselves the equipment and processes that are used to keep people safe whilst working. The students helped to point out possible hazards around the site, with workers, equipment, and layout.
Back in the classroom, the students will use what they’ve learned in the classroom and on site to put together a construction site for themselves, including site welfare facilities, amenities, and health and safety considerations.
Warwick Stewart, Project Manager for the University of Bradford Health and Wellbeing scheme had this to say: “It was a pleasure to have the students on site, they were polite, astute and respected all of the health and safety rules at all times. I hope that they can apply what they learned on site to their own project, and that they had as much fun as we did.”