A ground-breaking initiative designed to make buildings safer for both construction workers and users in the future has been launched by the Association for Project Safety (APS) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)
The move follows industry-wide action to examine and strengthen further health and safety practices in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy earlier this year
The initiative aims to improve the health of construction workers while cutting the number of accidents and injuries which persist in the industry.
Lesley McLeod, APS CEO, said:
“I am delighted the Association for Project Safety has joined up with the CABE to widen the pool of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) available to the members of both organisations. APS is committed to working closely with other professional construction bodies to make sure all members have access to the skills, knowledge and experience to reduce the risk of death, accident and ill health associated with construction. I am also looking forward to seeing CABE members at our events, where their specific areas of expertise will bring valuable perspective to the conversation taking place on the day.”
Dr John Hooper, CABE CEO, added:
“In our changing environment it is essential for all professionals to remain competent in their areas of specialism, and CABE delivers a wide range of CPD to assist professionals in achieving this. Regardless of specialism, we must all take responsibility for health and safety, and this initiative with the APS will help broaden our support to members and provide a wider range of networking opportunities for both organisations.”
Both the APS and the CABE have regions covering the whole of the British Isles, and the partnership between the two organisations will generate jointly organised events, as well as attendance at one another’s events, increasing members’ ability to ensure health, welfare and safety on construction sites across the whole of the UK.
The associations plan to work together to bring members of the two organisations more regional CPD initiatives and lower-cost attendance at one another’s local and national events.