The deadline for the ninth National CDM Awards has been extended by the Association for Project Safety (APS).
Following a number of requests for extensions from across the industry, APS has reopened its application process until midnight on Friday, June 24 to allow additional entries into the National CDM awards.
The extended deadline also allows those who have already completed an entry to revise 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 a result, we must ensure that everyone who wishes to participate in the APS National CDM Awards has the opportunity to do so, as the awards provide a fantastic opportunity to shape and share good practise.”
“The National CDM Awards highlight the outstanding work that is taking place in our industry and provide the opportunity to improve standards and set the standard for excellence in Health and Safety Risk Management.”
“By extending the deadline for additional submissions until later this month, we hope to maximise the benefit to everyone involved in the awards, as well as all professionals affected by Design and Construction Health and Safety Risk Management.”
Principal Designer of the Year, Client of the Year, Principal Contactor of the Year, Health and Safety Award, and BIM Project are among the categories included in this year’s awards (Integrating Health and Safety Design Risk Management with BIM).
“In the interest of fairness, we want to emphasise that anyone who has already completed and submitted their application to us now has the opportunity to evaluate, change, and resubmit their entry,” Richard continued. Likewise, if you are satisfied with an entry you have already submitted to us, there is nothing else you need to do.”
Over the summer months, an expert panel of industry figures will judge the shortlisted entries. All shortlisted National CDM Awards entries will be invited to an exclusive event at the House of Commons in the afternoon preceding the awards ceremony. This will provide a unique opportunity for industry professionals to network, share best practises, and discuss how Parliament supports the Health, Safety, and Risk Management sector.
The winners of the CDM Awards and the National Student Designer Awards will then be announced at an awards dinner on Thursday, October 27th, at The Radisson Blu Portman Hotel in London.
Submissions to the National Student Designer Awards 2016 are unaffected by the extended deadline, and applications for this awards scheme are now closed.
Apply for the National CDM Awards or resubmit your entry: http://www.aps.org.uk/national-cdm-awards-2016