Local pupils were given an insight into health and safety and careers in construction during two visits to Taff Housing Association’s latest housing development.
Pupils from Year 11 at St Illtyd's Catholic High School visited the development on Newport Road in St Mellons, which is a 10 minute walk from their school. During their visits, they met with the team from CJ Construction and members of Taff’s Community Investment and Development teams.
The pupils were kitted out in PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) before being given a tour of the development where 33 affordable homes for rent are being built for Taff Housing Association by contactor CJ Construction. Pupils had a Tool Box Talk, where potential hazards on site and the importance of PPE was explained. Students listened to the career journey of a Clerk of Works and Site Manager, before having the opportunity to ask questions. Pupils then worked in groups to dispel myths around the construction industry.
Taff believes in “building futures, not just homes”. Engagement with schools is important to Taff as inspiring the next generation is not only vital to the survival of the UK construction industry but supports happier healthier communities.
Taff Housing Association’s Chief Executive Elaine Ballard commented,
“As a Community based Housing Association, Taff is always keen to reach out to communities and neighbours around new developments. It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase the opportunities we can give to young people and others in the area, and for people to get to know us a bit better. We look forward to building relationships in the St Mellons area.”
As part of our commitment to Building Futures, Taff creates employment and training opportunities through our new build programme. If you are interested in finding out more about apprenticeships and work experience on site please contact Community Investment Officer Clare on 029 2025 9146 firstname.lastname@example.org