Specialist construction site security firm, VPS Site Security have launched a social media campaign aimed at stopping people, mainly young people, from getting hurt on derelict buildings and construction sites this summer.

Now the summer holidays are here children have got more time on their hands and a huge number will head outside to play. Amongst many other places kids will probably find their way onto construction sites and derelict buildings. However, these sites are typically extremely dangerous. Far more dangerous than most people realise.

In July, even though the holidays have only just started, one 14 year old boy has already lost his life when he fell through the roof of a derelict factory.

Using the hashtag #DontGoofOnTheRoof they aim to create awareness about just how dangerous these places are, and that they are far from suitable for young people to play on.

The campaign is not purely aimed at young people, it also serves as a reminder to tradesmen that the work they carry out on a day to day basis is extremely dangerous. Health and safety laws are in place for a reason: to make sure everyone goes home at the end of the day.

Working at height the team at DPR are constantly aware of the danger our team is in, which is why we work hard to make sure that our team is as safe as possible. This means that we have accrued a number of qualifications and accreditations in health and safety.

Something that site managers often forget is that their duty of care doesn’t just apply to the team of staff on the site, but also to trespassers. Though they are certainly unwanted, they are a reality and we must account for their presence.

DPR provide roofing services to both domestic and commercial clients in the Yorkshire area. to find out more just call us on 0113 335 0043.