Keeping the Community Safe

Whether it’s planned works, repairs or new build, wherever Osborne works, it is essential that everything is in place to keep the local community safe.

As part of our Osborne Communities contract with Slough Borough Council, which includes planned works and repairs to over 7,000 homes, our Community Investment Team have begun a series of school safety talks aimed at delivering the key safety messages to children across the area.

The interactive sessions, delivered during school assemblies, highlight the importance of safety and understanding signage in a fun and engaging way, with videos, a quiz, and a chance for volunteers to try on some Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Colnbrook Church of England School were the first of a series of schools set to receive talks in the coming months, with more than 150 students increasing their knowledge and understanding of safety around construction.

Our team closed the session by setting a competition to design a poster showing the safety messages they had learnt, and will return soon with our mascot Rosie to judge and award prizes. The best will then be displayed on our sites to warn others of potential dangers.

Jo Fletcher, Head of Engagement at Osborne Communities, said: “These talks are not only an engaging way to deliver messages which keep children safer, but are also important in building trust within our communities”.
“We want everyone in our communities to know that wherever we are working, they can be confident that we always considerate their needs and safety.”
Councillor Mohammed Nazir, Cabinet Member for Corporate Finance and Housing at Slough Borough Council, said: “Our partnership with Osborne Communities will deliver huge benefits for our residents and communities in the years to come and community investment initiatives such as this are at the heart of it.
“The residents of Slough are central to everything we do and we are really excited that our partnership with Osborne Communities will enhance our engagement and benefit everyone across the borough.”