Warning to Sheffield children to stay away from scaffolding

Scaffolding. File picture
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Sheffield Council has warned children not to climb on scaffolding as the summer holidays begin.

About 26,000 council houses are having new roofs or having roofing work done as part of the authority’s £300m, five-year investment programme.

Head of council housing investment and repairs Jill Hurst said: “There are many fun things to do over the summer holiday. Playing on scaffolding is not one of them.

“Doing so is dangerous and can result in serious injury or death. Please stay safe and stay away from scaffolding and building sites.”

The council gets reports of children playing around building works throughout the year and wants to avoid an increase over the summer holiday.

Cabinet member for housing Jayne Dunn, said: “We’re delivering a massive £300million investment programme for our council homes, to make them better for tenants.

“We’ve had very positive feedback so far.

“Our priority is making sure the work is carried out safely and I urge young people to stay away from scaffolding and other building work.”

The ongoing council house investment programme also includes work to improve kitchens, bathrooms, windows and doors, heating systems and communal areas across the city.

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