Parents of young children are being warned of the dangers of building sites now that schools have closed for the summer months.

The Construction Industry Federation is also advising all involved in the construction industry to be more vigilant with regard to security of their sites at this time of year.

The CIF has called on all parents and guardians to be aware of where their children are playing and discourage children from entering building sites.

As part of the effort to inform children of the dangers associated with construction, the Federation has compiled an education programme.

More information can be obtained at www.cif.ie