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Press release: Industry leaders sought as award competition launches

19/03/2018 - 01:32PM

New ways to improve the health and wellbeing of people working in - and using – construction and building projects will be highlighted as the Association for Project Safety [APS] launches its annual search for industry leaders today [Monday 19 March 2018]. The annual APS awards showcase the best in design and construction health and safety risk management and signpost ways in which the construction sector can design out fatal and life-limiting problems before projects ever leave the drawing-board. The annual search for the best student project will also be launched and this underlines the importance the construction industry places on ensuring the professionals of the future understand and can deal with issues that can cause death, serious injury and life-changing illness.

This year’s categories:

  • Principal Designer of the year
  • CDM Consultant of the year
  • Designer of the year
  • Digital Innovation Award
  • Client of the year
  • Health, Safety & Wellbeing Initiative of the Year

APS president Bobby Chakravarthy said:

“It has never been more important to highlight how Britain’s buildings and construction projects can be built and used safely. No one ever wants to see another Grenfell disaster and the Association for Project Safety [APS] is determined that its expert membership will play a key role in cutting the risk of death, serious injury and life-changing illness both for those working in construction and for the people who live and work in the finished product. 

“The APS annual awards are a beacon to help raise the game of everyone involved in design and construction health and safety risk management by highlighting inspirational projects and solutions. The annual APS Student Designer awards also underpin the whole sector’s commitment to the development and improvement of the skills that will be needed by tomorrow’s professionals.”

Entries need to be submitted by Friday 4 June. They will be assessed and shortlisted by a panel of industry experts with the shortlist announced in July and winners announced at a live awards show in Manchester on 12 September. More information can be found at www.aps.org.uk/awards-0

Notes for editors

  1. More information about the APS annual industry and student awards  can be found at www.aps.org.uk
  2. The Association for Project Safety (APS) is a national professional body dedicated to reducing injury and ill-health associated with construction. APS aims to improve and promote professional practice in design and construction health and safety risk management helping members, including architects and technologists, manage risk and implement building regulations effectively and proportionately. The Association provides training, education and support - as well as networking opportunities - throughout the UK working with other bodies and partners to improve - through good design and throughout the whole life-cycle of projects and buildings - health and safety for everyone involved in construction and use.
  3. For further media information contact Laura Hardie |laura.hardie@aps.org.uk| 0131 442 6605

Source: APS

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