Health & Safety Heroes Celebrated

The Association for Project Safety announces winners of annual CDM awards

Projects and professionals showcasing ways to cut the risk of death and life-changing injury and illness were celebrated today (Wednesday 12 September 2018) at the annual Association for Project Safety’s (APS) awards ceremony. The awards aim to drive up skills and professional practice across design and construction health and safety risk management and to help the industry respond to and prevent a disaster like the Grenfell Tower fire.

Prizes were awarded for:

  • Principal Designer of the Year – Prosurv Consult Limited & Safety for Design Limited
  • CDM Consultant of the Year – Safer Sphere CHS Limited
  • Client of the year – Earls Court Partnership Limited
  • Health, Safety & Wellbeing Initiative of the Year – Overbury PLC & Cowry Consulting

APS President Bobby Chakravarthy said: “A rigorous, professional and innovative approach to health and safety is vital in winning the war on the risks that are inherent in the construction industry. Beacons – like today’s winners of the Association for Project Safety’s 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.

“There are still too many people killed, injured or permanently robbed of good health because of work in construction. But, increasingly, the professional specialism of design and construction health and safety risk management must look beyond the building site to the whole life of all buildings and projects. We have all seen the tragic effects of cutting corners and we need to redouble our efforts to put safety first.

“The winners and worthy runners-up in this year’s APS CDM awards showcase how everyone can play a part in making design and construction risk management safer. I applaud them all and encourage professes across the sector to learn from their leadership.”

The awards were presented at the Stoller Hall of Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester.