PHD encourages kids to consider the Construction Industry
On Wednesday 16th October, PHD visited Sacred Heart Primary School in Ruislip to encourage their Year 5 children to consider the construction industry as a career choice.
Our team of Zoe O’Rourke, Nicole Pearson, and Sofia Sanchez held an interactive presentation where the kids had to guess the five points of PPE, figure out how heavy a 3ft scaffolding tube weighed, and learn about the various roles available within the industry. By linking the specialised skills attributed to the careers in the construction industry to the work the children are currently learning at school, it will hopefully make them think about joining the sector when they are older.
The kids were also treated to a live build of a 2m3 birdcage by our scaffolders, and the children were quick to point out all the PPE the team were wearing.
We also brought in a VR headset the children were allowed to try out, which we had programmed to view different scaffolding builds.
At the end of the presentation we had a Q&A session for the children to ask any questions. An obvious question was, “What happens if you fall off the scaffolding from really high up?”. This gave us the opportunity to reiterate the importance of safety by following the rules, wearing correct PPE and the use of the safety harness to make sure this doesn’t happen.