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- Strengthens its Support for all Those Concerned With Construction Health and Safety Risk Management
APS, the "Association of Planning Supervisors" has changed its name to the "Association for Project Safety" to place itself at the heart of health and safety risk management in construction. This will enable APS to further develop and share the knowledge and experience of its pan-industry membership with all those involved and responsible for construction health and safety.
Founded in 1995 the Association of Planning Supervisors is the UK's leading professional body for Planning Supervisors with more than 5,000 members. Planning Supervisors play a key role in promoting health and safety best practice in construction.
Announcing the change APS President James Ritchie said,
"I am delighted that the membership has so wholeheartedly whole·heart·ed
Marked by unconditional commitment, unstinting devotion, or unreserved enthusiasm: wholehearted approval.
whole accepted the Association's aim to become an industry focus for good practice, understanding and information relating to relating to relate prep → concernant
relating to relate prep → bezüglich +gen, mit Bezug auf +acc health and safety risk management in construction. It will enable the Association for Project Safety to become a key player in creating more effective, collaborative environments and safer project management across the industry."
The repositioned APS offers many opportunities for its members to develop and strengthen their work in health and safety projects whilst they continue to enjoy the support of their Association and the potential for new initiatives with other organisations and institutions. These could be characterised through partnering or establishing supportive links - but the essence would be to enable all to do more, in a non-threatening, non-competitive, cooperative environment designed to achieve safer project management across the industry.
Notes to Editors:
1. Whilst the founding aims and objectives of the Association of Planning Supervisors focused on the work and standards of service offered by Planning Supervisors they were fairly broad based and included as general aims 'to promote the services and skills of Members to clients and public, to work with existing professional bodies and institutions and to contribute to improving the health and safety record of the Construction Industry'.
2. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994 (CDM 1. CDM - Content Data Model
2. CDM - Code Division Multiplexing ) and the Construction Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1996 were enacted to meet the requirements of Directive 92/57/EEC, the Temporary or Mobile Construction Sites Directive.
3. One of the most significant strengths of APS has been positioning of planning supervisors at the operational heart of CDM and health and safety risk management and the knowledge that flows from this; knowledge of how the process really works; what Designers and Clients can contribute; how they should work to achieve this; and how constructors can best be involved in the design process.
Brian Law, Chief Executive of the Association of Project Safety, 16 Rutland Square, Edinburgh EH1 2BB; telephone +44-131-221-9959