Employees, contractors and their families enjoyed a fun packed afternoon/evening on Friday 31 July as Rugby cement plant held their first Health & Safety Family Fun event.
The activities were planned to not only entertain but also to educate. Darrell Collins from Rugby showed everyone the cement tanker and children and parents were encouraged to sit in the cab to appreciate the driver’s view of the road.
The ‘Helping to Build a Greater Britain’ liveried tanker was one of 3 vehicles parked at the event. A Readymix truck found a very popular new use as a basketball net! and who knew a dump truck wheel would prove to be the perfect picture frame?
Safety harnesses are a real life saver and the children who braved the climbing wall found their confidence growing as they put their trust in the equipment.
Safe driving skills were taught to all on the Go Karts – having completed a driving test around cones, speed limits were observed, seat belts worn and courtesy was shown to other drivers by all going around the track.
The lucky winners of the Health & Safety quiz were Heidi-Lee Marriott (pictured below with her mum) and Sophie Evans, both receiving a Sumsung Galaxy Tablet. All the children received a goodie bag with bicycle lights, reflectors, toys and sweets.
Rugby Plant Director, Phil Baynes-Clarke, commented: “The weather was very kind to us and it was great to see so many colleagues with their families enjoying this event. Also, thank you to members of Rugby Cement Plant’s Health & Safety Committee who worked tirelessly organising all the activities – their efforts helped deliver a very successful Family Fun Day.”