Hi, I’m Norman, your friendly builder and safety mascot for the National Federation of Builders - welcome to my website.
I am passionate about safety and safety on construction sites in particular. Between 2011/2012, 21 children were injured after being on or around construction sites. Many of these injuries could have been prevented – together we can ensure that this stops!
With your help we can educate others about the dangers posed by construction sites if used as a play ground. Firstly you need to become a ‘safety ranger’ – visit my ‘the risks’ page which will help you understand the dangers and my ‘staying safe’ which will provide you with advice on how to stay safe!
Once you are a safety ranger you can help me spread the word to other children by designing a poster or writing a short story that warns of the various hazards.
Each year the NFB and I run a poster design competition where children in Key Stage 1 and 2 are invited to design a poster to help us promote our message of ‘Stay Safe, Stay Away’ with the chance to win some fantastic prizes. With the competition now in its tenth year, we are also inviting children in Key Stage 3 to take part in the campaign by writing a short story (no more than 2000 words) about the risks associated with construction sites. The stories should be aimed at younger children. Each year, the writing competition runs alongside the traditional poster competition and coincides with National Child Safety Week when the winners are announced.
Entry to the 2013 competition is now closed.
The winners of the increasingly popular and multi-award winning national competitions were recently whisked off to London for an educational day bursting with adventure. The children, their parents and teachers were invited to Westminster by Jim Sheridan MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Health and Safety for a tour of the Houses of Parliament. Next the group was taken for lunch at a London restaurant and a classic VIP tour of the city with London Duck Tours where they learnt some fascinating facts about the history of London and its architecture.
Stay Safe, Stay Away 2013 National Winners
Lucy Robinson (11) from All Saints C.E.V.A Primary School
Doyle Millard (14) from Trinity Catholic High School
Stay Safe Stay Away 2013 Regional and Welsh Winners
Olly Rowlands (7) from Oswald Road Primary – North West winner
Sophie Birley (8) from Saltersgate Primary – North East winner
Megan Hoxha (9) from Woodstock Primary – Midlands winner
Lucy Robinson (11) from All Saints C.E.V.A Primary School – Eastern winner / national winner
Chava Levin (11) Beis Yakkov Primary – Southern winner
Archie Clements (10) Hillesley Primary School – South West winner
Nia Williams (8) from Ysol Y Berllan Deg – Welsh winner / national runner up
Harriet Warren from Birkenhead High School Academy – North West winner
Imogen Miles (14) from Woodkirk Acadmey – North East winner
Doyle Millard (14) from Trinity Catholic High School – Eastern winner / national winner
Charlotte Hall (11) from Backwell School – South West winner
Tifféne Duggan (12) from The Marist Senior School – Southern winner
Remember – Stay Safe, Stay Away
Your friendly, NFB safety mascot