Construction supplies firm Mick George has teamed up with Thrapston Primary School to offer primary schoolchildren a truck safety session.
The lesson was delivered by the company's driver compliance team, and throughout the session, pupils were presented with a general safety briefing in and around the truck, information on driver blind-spots and safety features of the vehicle.
Pupils were able to compare and test their knowledge, pre and post intervention by completing a simple worksheet to ascertain learnings gained during the session. The school was left with educational summary booklets; safety aids such as Hi-Vis vests, wrap bands and classroom posters to continually enforce the message.
Sue Mawdsley, deputy headteacher at Thrapston Primary School said: ‘’The children really enjoyed the demonstration, and the high-viz jackets were certainly well received. Feedback from the teachers, is how very useful, informative and relevant the talk was and actually made them think more about what they should be talking to the children about with specific relevance to the topic. We would like to extend our thanks to Mick George."
Jon Stump, finance director at Mick George added: ‘’The fact that ‘Road Safety Week’ is a worldwide initiative highlights the importance, but is also testament to the various industries involved attempting to resolve the issue. At Mick George Ltd we invest a lot of time and money to ensure the safe movement of our fleet.’’
Stump continued: ‘’We have completed various road safety initiatives to youngsters within the geographical regions which we operate, and seeing the tangible benefits and enjoyment that the children display, certainly makes them a worthwhile exercise.’’