APS CDM Innovation Award 2013


Scott Brownrigg’s “Safety Visually” Methodology, designed by Paul Bussey, Head of our Technical Consulting Service, has won the Association for Project Safety (APS) CDM Innovation Award 2013.

Held at Titanic Belfast, in Northern Ireland, the awards recognise excellence in Design and Construction Health and Safety Risk Management. The Technical Consulting team was recognised and congratulated for its in-house CDM product that, in the opinion of the judges, “has shown the most innovative approach to improving construction health and safety”. The award judges were Nancy Henry - HSE Northern Ireland Chief Inspector of Construction, David Lambert - ICE & UK Contractors Group, Graham Poole - Waterman Health and Safety, James Ritchie - APS.

The “Safety Visually” Methodology identifies significant risks at design stages in a visual way; communicating risk to all stakeholders in a jargon free and clear way it facilitates open discussion of design risk resolution options, allows access to more detailed information (if required), communicates risk reduction methods to others and also creates feed back to the industry.

Since winning the award Paul Bussey has subsequently been appointed to deliver CPD nationally for the RIBA in 2014 on the “Implementation of CDM in Design” based upon the “Safety Visually” method.

The method is currently being used on a number of the practice's projects as well as on non-Scott Brownrigg projects.