Students from across schools in Anglesey, who are studying a BTEC Construction course, were delighted to have the opportunity to visit a live construction site. Wynne Construction is currently building a new £6m learning village at the Glynllifon campus for Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor and hosted the visit of 24 pupils from Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones, Ysgol Bodedern, Ysgol Caergybi and Ysgol David Hughes.
The project involves the construction of a two-storey teaching block and ancillary works is designed to meet BREEAM Excellent standards and is due for completion by the end of August 2011. The pupils are currently studying a module for Health, Safety and Welfare and the visit gave them an interesting insight into how a large company deals with Health and Safety covering aspects such as PPE (Personal Protection Equipment), site signage, welfare facilities and important paperwork that needs to be completed.
The students commented how much was involved prior to the start of the build and are keen to visit again to follow the progress of the project. Site Manager John Williams and Russell Cooke of Wynne Construction were on-hand to give them a full tour of the site.
Chris Wynne, Managing Director comments: "As an established construction company in North Wales, we were pleased to welcome the pupils to the Glynllifon site and to assist with their studies and education. Health and Safety is paramount to all our construction processes and it was useful for the pupils to have an insight into our operations."
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