The Association for Project Safety (APS) is extending the deadline for entries into its ninth National CDM Awards to midnight on Friday 24 June.
Following a number of requests for extensions from across the industry, APS has reopened its application process to allow additional entries into the National CDM awards. The extended deadline also offers anyone who has already completed an entry, the opportunity to change and resubmit their application.
Commenting on the awards and the deadline extension, Richard Wilks, APS President, said:
“Consistently raising standards in the Design and Construction Health and Safety Risk Management sector requires a collaborative process from across the whole of the industry. As such we need to ensure everyone who wants to take part in the APS National CDM Awards has the chance to do so, as the awards offer a really great opportunity to help shape and share good practice.
“The National CDM Awards showcase the outstanding work happening in our industry and provide the opportunity to improve standards and set the benchmark for excellence in Health and Safety Risk Management. By extending the deadline for further submissions until later this month we are hoping to maximise the benefit to everyone involved in the awards and to all professionals affected by Design and Construction Health and Safety Risk Management. ”
Categories within this year’s awards include Principal Designer of the Year, Client of the Year, Principal Contactor of the Year, Health and Safety Award and BIM Project (Integrating Health and Safety Design Risk Management with BIM).
Mr Wilks continued:
“In the interest of fairness we want to emphasise that anyone who has already completed and sent their application to us, now has the opportunity to evaluate, change and resubmit their entry. Equally, if you are happy with an entry you have already submitted to us, then there is nothing extra you need to do.”
Judging by an expert panel of industry figure-heads is taking place over the summer months to decide on the shortlisted entries. All shortlisted entries into the National CDM Awards will be invited to attend an exclusive event at the House of Commons in the afternoon prior to the awards ceremony. This will give industry professionals a unique opportunity to network, share good practice, and discuss how Parliament supports the Health and Safety and Risk Management sector.
The awards dinner will then take place on the evening of Thursday 27 October at The Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London where the winners of each category of the CDM Awards, and the National Student Designer Awards will be revealed.
The extended deadline does not affect submissions into the National Student Designer Awards 2016, and applications for this awards scheme are now closed.
Entry to the awards is free with a straightforward application process via the APS website. Entrants can download the entry form from the APS website and are required to return completed submissions to Laura Hardie at APS by Friday 24 June 2016.