The Association of Project Safety (APS) and the National Examination Body for Occupational Safety & Health (NEBOSH) have announced a new partnership in order to promote competence in construction health, safety and risk management.
The partnership was confirmed through the signing of a memorandum at the Safety and Health Expo in Birmingham with APS Head of Membership and Practice Greg Brown and NEBOSH Chief Executive Teresa Budworth. Greg Brown said “We are delighted at the opportunity to be working with NEBOSH to develop the practice of construction project risk management throughout the industry.”
NEBOSH and APS are both committed to promoting competence within construction design and management. The Association for Project Safety (APS) is the largest multi-disciplinary membership body in the UK for individuals and organisations involved in the design, planning and managing of construction projects as defined in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 [CDM2007]. They are committed to shaping and sharing best practice in construction health and safety and the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety is established as a leading health and safety award for the construction industry, with over 12,000 successful candidates since 1989.
The agreement marks the formalising of the commitment to looking into areas of mutual co-operation. Teresa Budworth stated “We are excited by the prospect of being able to encourage safer practice in project and risk management within the construction sector.”
Indicative of the co-operation already achieved, NEBOSH construction qualifications are now accepted by the Association for Project Safety (APS) and meet its membership requirements for a recognised construction specific health and safety qualification.
The NEBOSH National and International Certificates in Construction Health and Safety meet the headline entrance criteria requirements for Construction Safety Associate membership (AaPS).
In addition holders of either the NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and either the NEBOSH National or International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety meet the headline qualification entrance criteria requirements for Registered Construction Safety Practitioner Membership of APS (RMaPS).