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IIRSM signs Memorandum of Understanding with APS

The Association for Project Safety and the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) are delighted to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

The memorandum is primarily designed to drive forward four key areas of collaboration:

  • Sharing knowledge, training and development;
  • Providing industry with a combined view on construction design management issues, regulations and appropriate regulatory compliance, with the ultimate aim of making sites safer for site workers and users, including potential joint working groups;
  • Supporting and developing joint international activities;
  • Working with other related or relevant bodies.

The signing took place in the prestigious setting of the Atlee room in the House of Lords on Tuesday 23 February 2016.  

Richard Wilks, APS President, said:

“We are delighted to establish this link to work closely with IIRSM to promote good practice in design and construction health and safety risk management.

The expertise of both IIRSM and APS Members will enhance debates and encourage creative thinking on industry issues with the ultimate aim of enhancing health and safety in the workplace.”

Phillip Pearson, Chief Executive of IIRSM, said:

“I am very pleased to be working more closely with APS and look forward to delivering some practical achievements with them over the coming months and years. 

This Memorandum of Understanding cements our relationship with a reliable partner and is a positive step forward for the Institute and its Members.”

Notes to the editors:

The Association for Project Safety

The Association for Project Safety (APS) is the leading membership body for Pre Construction design and construction health and safety risk management. Its aims are to improve and promote the professional practice of design and construction health and safety risk management. The Association works to set standards and provide guidance, education and training.

More information:

Contact:              Rebecca Worrall, Marketing and Communications

Telephone:          0131 442 6608



The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management

IIRSM was established in 1975 and is proud to be a community-minded and accessible professional body with around 8,000 members.

Our aim is to be the International Institute of choice for risk management professionals by providing support to our worldwide membership and building meaningful partnerships to enhance public education and industry-wide collaboration.

Contact:              Clare Fleming, Head of Marketing and Communications

Address:               77-85 Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8JA UK

Telephone:          +44 (0)20 8600 2378



Photo: Phillip Pearson (IIRSM Chief Executive), Rob Strange OBE (APS Advisor to the Board of Directors), John Banks (APS Director), Richard Wilks (APS President), Siobhan Donnelly (IIRSM President), Bobby Chakravarthy (APS President Elect), Clive Johnson (Group Head of Health and Safety, Land Securities and IIRSM Council Member), Andy Hawkes (IIRSM Deputy President).

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