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The APS National Conference 2019:

Delivering leadership in CDM - a blueprint for 2020 

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This year’s flagship Association for Project Safety conference, took place on Wednesday 4 September at Sheffield Hallam University right in the centre of Sheffield.  The conference focussed on the  for the future of the Construction [Design and Management[] regulations 2015, in view of the upcoming proposed review in 2020.  The conference revealed the results of a survey carried out by APS considering how the association's professional membership believes construction can be made safer and healthier for everyone and how the CDM Regulations can be efficiently and cost-effectively brought up to date.  The APS conference also addressed key issues facing the construction sector looking including cross-industry collaboration and upcoming legislative changes via a top flight line up of leading industry experts and practitioners.  


08:00     Registration, refreshments and exhibition viewing
09:45     Welcome and introduction by the moderator for the day, APS CEO, Lesley McLeod
09:50     Opening Address, Stella Clutton-Saunders, APS President
Session One: Challenges in Construction
10:00    Alexander Naraian, President of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)
10:30    Lynda Rawsthorne, Project Delivery Director, Ministry of Justice, Estates Directorate
11:00    Inter-active questions followed by refreshments and exhibition viewing
Session Two: Celebrating Excellence – the CDM and Student Awards 2019
11:40    Gillian Birkby, Legal Consultant, Fladgate LLP
12:00    Lesley McLeod, APS CEO
12.10    CDM and Student Awards 2019 presented by APS President, Stella Clutton-Saunders
12:40    Lunch and exhibition viewing
Session Three: Skills Gym – an APS fit for the future
13:30     Daniel Ladbury, Director of Estates, Sheffield Hallam University
13:50     Questions
13:55     Delegates are free to move to their session of choice. Places are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
                Session A: Design Risk Management, Mark Snelling, Managing Director, Safetymark Consultancy Services,
                Session B: Temporary Works, Rob Millard, Temporary Works Forum
                Session C: Working at Height, Steven Allen Tidy, Health and Safety Advisor, National Access & Scaffolding Confederation 
                Session D: Facilities Management, Sofie Hooper, Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management
14:30     Refreshments and exhibition viewing
Session Four: Construction design risk management in a changing world
15:00  Mark Snelling, Managing Director, Safetymark Consultancy Services,
15:20  Questions

15:25  Panel session: Working together to make construction safer. Contributors:

  • Alex Tait, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Nathan Baker, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Philip Campbell, Federation of Master Builders (FMB)
  • Stella Clutton-Saunders, President, APS

15:55     Inter-active question followed by Moderator's summary
16:05     Valedictory address, APS President
16:30     Networking Reception

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Keynote: A snapshot of the industry

Presenter: Alex Naraian, President, CIAT

Designing and building prisons

Presenter: Lynda Rawsthorne, Ministry of Justice, and John Handscombe, Kier.

Post Grenfell statutory duties

Presenter: Gillian Birkby, Fladgate LLP

The importance of CPD and education

Presenter: Daniel Ladbury, Sheffield Hallam University

The future of CDM and construction DRM

Presenter: Mark Snelling

Breakout A: DRM

Presenter: Mark Snelling

Breakout B: Temporary works

Presenter: Rob Millard

Breakout C: Working at Height

Presenter: Steven Allen-Tidy

The APS National CDM and Student Designer Awards

The award winners were announced as part of the conference. Find out more...