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Pupils’ calendar puts over safety message

Pupils from Stephenson Memorial Primary School with headteacher Emma Overton and HSEQ Manager Mike Fenton.

Pupils from Stephenson Memorial Primary School with headteacher Emma Overton and HSEQ Manager Mike Fenton.

Youngsters are helping spread a health and safety message for 365 days of the year.

Artistic pupils from Stephenson Memorial Primary School and Longbenton Community College took part in a 2014 calendar competition organised by Fabricom Offshore Services Ltd.

The students were asked to draw a picture highlighting the importance of health and safety to them, with the winning entries being featured in a calendar produced by the company, based on Quorum Business Park in Longbenton.

The winners and runners up were presented with framed copies of their entries, vouchers and a copy of the finished calendar.

Mike Fenton, Fabricom’s HSEQ manager, said: “One of Fabricom’s core values is the health, safety and protection of the environment and to share this belief with the local community we decided to involve local schools in a programme to raise awareness of HSE issues.

“In order to help children better care for themselves, Fabricom’s calendar competition encouraged them to increase their knowledge of basic health and safety needs by researching and developing a HSE related poster.

“The programme was also aimed at providing parents/guardians with information to help them modify unsafe behaviours to make activities safer for everyone.”

Fabricom specialises in multi-discipline engineering, design, procurement and project management supporting offshore construction, installation and commissioning.

Last year, the company marked a major safety milestone after recording one million man hours without a single reportable incident.

 

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