5 December, 2008
Petrofac Training is looking after the safety of local primary school children through the donation of luminous snap-on armbands.
The leading provider of competence-led training and consultancy solutions to the international energy industries aims to support the communities in which it operates and as part of this commitment will distribute 15,000 luminous armbands to all primary schools in Montrose, Angus and in Aberdeen City. When worn, the armbands will improve schoolchildren’s visibility whilst travelling to and from school during the winter months.
Petrofac Training’s managing director, Leigh Howarth, said: “As part of our continued commitment to the local community, we’re keen to promote the importance of road safety to school children. Our donation of luminous armbands will, we hope, provide an excellent opportunity for safety discussions with the children, highlighting the importance of visibility on and around the roads in the darker winter months.”
Aberdeen City Council’s lead councillor for education, Kirsty West, said: “This is a very generous gesture by Petrofac Training, which is contributing something really positive to our children’s safety. With the winter nights drawing in and more and more children choosing the healthy option of walking to school, it’s vitally important that they are seen in the dark. Petrofac’s donation will ensure that our youngsters are safer on the streets.”