Maylarch Environmental Ltd (Maylarch Environmental Ltd)
The London Christian School Project (GML Construction Ltd)
About this category
The judges will be looking for a project or organisation where health and safety has been driven way beyond statutory minimum.
The winner will demonstrate that best practice in health and safety is central to their operations and provide hard evidence that the systematic and effective management of hazards associated with a project has achieved a significant improvement in performance.
APS (Association for Project Safety)
Since the Association for Project Safety was founded in 1994, the organisation has grown into a 6,000-strong membership body serving those people interested in or involved in construction health and safety - in particular those people acting as CDM co-ordinators.
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] and is committed to shaping and sharing best practice in construction health and safety risk management.
APS provides best practice guidance to the construction industry, both through membership benefits and also free via their website. It also administers three registers for construction professionals who are acting as designers, CDM co-ordinators or construction safety practitioners under the CDM regulations. Both the designer and CDM co-ordinator registers are recognised in the approved code of practice to the CDM2007 regulations.
APS places considerable emphasis on the need for competence within the construction industry and the need to keep project information concise, project specific and relevant to users.
As a pan-industry body, APS believes in integration not only of project teams but also of cross fertilisation of professional institutes with the aim of providing as many construction professionals as possible with the means to improve and maintain their competence to fulfil their duties under the CDM regulations.
Among APS members are the country's leading architectural, engineering, surveying, project management and health & safety professionals. Many of the country's leading practices are also in corporate membership of APS.
Brian B Law, chief executive of APS, said: "The Association for Project Safety is delighted to have extended its sponsorship of the Constructing Excellence Awards to include the London and South East regions.
"This complements the other CE regional and national awards which APS already sponsors. APS is committed to shaping and sharing construction health and safety risk management best practice to the industry."