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Association for Project Safety calls for entries into National CDM Awards

The Association for Project Safety (APS) is calling for entries into its ninth National CDM and Student Designer Awards, with the deadline for submissions rapidly approaching at the end of this month.

Entries into the awards will close on Tuesday 31 May, with judging by an expert panel of industry figure-heads, including the Health and Safety Executive, taking place over the summer months. Following the vigorous judging process, the shortlist of successful entries will be announced in early September, with the winner revealed at an awards ceremony on Thursday 27 October at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London.

Commenting on the awards, Richard Wilks, APS President, said: “We're committed to shaping and sharing good practice within the Design and Construction Health and Safety Risk Management sector and we're calling for all industry professionals and design students to play their part.

“By entering the APS awards, companies, individuals and students are providing industry with a benchmark of excellence to work towards; raising standards and making the industry a safer and healthier place for all construction workers.”

Categories within this year's awards include Health and Safety, Project of the Year, Principal Designer of the Year, Client of the Year,Principal Contactor of the Year, BIM initiative Project, Consultancy of the Year, and Health and Safety Innovation.

Richard continued: “This year's competition really is stand out to other similar events within the sector. With nine different categories to enter, each and every award recognises the vital role construction Health and Safety plays within the industry – not perhaps just one or two categories at other industry award ceremonies.

“What's more, new to this year's awards programme is all shortlisted entries will be invited to attend an exclusive event at the House of Commons, where they will have the opportunity to discuss how Parliament champions the Health and Safety and Risk Management industry in Westminster. It's an opportunity not to be missed - to not just network and share good practice, but to shape the future of our industry too.”

Entry is free and the process is straightforward to complete online 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 31 May 2016.

Apply for the National CDM Awards: http://www.aps.org.uk/national-cdm-awards-2016

Apply for the National Student Designer Awards: http://www.aps.org.uk/national-student-designer-awards-2016