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The Association for Project Safety marks Workers’ Memorial Day 2016

27/04/2016 - 09:08AM

APS will remember those who have died or been injured at work in an event to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day this week.

This year Worker’s Memorial Day, Thursday 28 April 2016, coincides with the last in the series of seminars that we have been running around the country to help Designers better understand what they can do to reduce the harm that the construction industry causes to workers’ health.

At this CPD seminar, led by Philip Baker, Reverend Kevin Fear, Health and Safety Strategy Lead at CITB, will say a few words and lead us into a period of silence and help us remember those harmed and killed by industry.

APS President, Richard Wilks, said: “Everyone has the right to feel safe at work, and it is therefore extremely saddening that even in this day and age thousands of people are killed each year in work-related incidents in the UK.

“We are working hard to support our Members as well as industry by providing training and CPD on all aspects of health and safety. Memorial events like this provide an opportunity to reflect on the past and honour the workers of today, making sure everyone returns home from work healthy and safe every day.”

International Workers’ Memorial Day began in Canada and was officially recognised in the UK in 2010. The day of remembrance aims to commemorate those who have been killed, injured or made ill by work, and to raise awareness of the importance of health and safety in the workplace.

The CPD seminar ‘prevention of ill-health through design’ will take place on Thursday 28 April 2016 in Gateshead starting at 12noon, and conclude at approximately 5pm.

For more information and to book your place, please see: www.aps.org.uk/events/cpd37-prevention-ill-health-through-design-gateshead

Source: APS