A rigourous, professional approach to health and safety is vital in winning the war on the risks that are inherent in the construction industry. Beacons - like the winners and entrants of the APS annual CDM awards - highlight best practice and new thinking. They are vital to educate, enlighten and encourage all professionals in health and safety risk management. Our winners lead the construction sector to challenge and improve its ways of working and showcase how everyone can play a part in making design and construction risk management safer.
Congratulations to the winners and the shortlisted entrants alike.
Award: Principal Designer of the Year
The shortlisted entrants:
- Faithful + Gould: University of Stirling INTO academic centre
- NPS Leeds Ltd: Leeds central library and art gallery roof restoration
- Prosurv Consult and Safety for Design Limited: Swansea university bay campus
The winner: Prosurv Consult and Safety for Design Limited: Swansea university bay campus
About the winning project: The 65-acre £450m Bay Campus is a transformational development being undertaken by St. Modwen Developments in conjunction with Swansea University which will transform Swansea Bay as a City Region. The campus has been built with state-of-the-art buildings centred on collegiate courtyards and an internal street to create a sense of community.
Award: CDM Consultant of the Year
The shortlisted entrants:
- Ateb Consult Ltd: various projects
- Faithful + Gould: North West Cambridge Development - Phase 1
- Rider Levett Bucknall: Estates Improvement Strategy
- Safer Sphere CHS Ltd: Dandara PRS Scheme
The winner: Safer Spere CHS Ltd: Porject Urban - Dandara PRS Scheme
About the winning project: “Project Urban” is a complex £400m, 2000 unit PRS scheme delivered across three sites in Salford, Leeds, and Birmingham for Dandara. Safer Sphere have been appointed by the client and D&B contractors in the roles of CDM Coordinator, CDM Client Advisor and Principal Designer at various stages. Guidance included changes from CDM 2007 to CDM 2015.
Award: Client of the Year
In this category there was one outstanding submission:
The winner: Earls Court Partnership Ltd (ECPL)
About the winning project: ECPL planned and executed the demolition of Earls Court with safety as its highest priority. The detailed planning with London Underground, Network Rail, two Local Authorities and local residents minimised accidents, incidents and the environmental impacts of noise, dust and vibration whilst using innovative large-scale engineering methods for the works.
Award: Health, Safety & Wellbeing Initiative of the Year
- Construction Logistics and Community Safety
- Overbury PLC & Cowry Consulting for initiative: Preventing Falls with Pink Walls
- Thames Water for their initiative: Time to Talk
The Winner: Overbury PLC & Cowry Consulting for inititiative: Preventing Falls with Pink Walls
About the winning project: ‘Preventing Falls with Pink Walls’ highlights innovative and human nudges to influence health, safety and wellbeing. Using behaviour insights, we demonstrated how painting the canteen pink, and prize draws, can reduce unsafe working at height and material movement by 82% and 93% respectively - in just 12 weeks!