Site Safety Guidance

Carillion Morgan Sindall and Stockport, Manchester and Cheshire East Councils are committed to ensuring the safety of the local communities whilst we construct the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road.

We recognise that children and young people can be inquisitive around construction sites and this can lead to them potentially placing themselves and others in danger.

We have written to the 14 primary and six secondary schools near to the scheme offering to come in and help teachers explain to their students how to stay safe around the site, whilst also asking them to remind their pupils to minimise risk to themselves, road workers and residents.

We have highlighted to the schools our eight golden rules of staying safe around the A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road construction site for students.  Parents and carers are being asked to reinforce these with their children to keep them safe.

Our eight golden rules are:

  • Construction sites look exciting and fun to play in but they can be very dangerous places. Workers driving along could easily miss seeing a small child wandering into the area, and a large vehicle poses extreme danger.
  • You must always read and follow safety signs – they are there to keep YOU safe!
  • Earthworks will be taking place which will mean holes or different ground levels. Always take care underfoot.
  • In the event that you find exposed cabling this should not be touched, as doing this could result in Electrocution.
  • Site machinery and tools can be very dangerous; these should only be operated by trained professionals.
  • People working on construction sites are properly trained and wear protective clothing to stay safe.
  • If you would like to know more about any construction work in your area, you must make sure you ask a responsible adult to help you find out, instead of trying to find out yourself.
  • You should NEVER enter a construction site without a responsible adult and the correct protective clothing.