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APS principal designer building regulations register

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[edit] Elevating industry competence and compliance with the association for project safety principal designer building regulations register

The Association for Project Safety (APS) is proud to announce the launch of its Principal Designer Building Regulations (PDBR) Register. This significant initiative is designed to enable practitioners to formally demonstrate their competence in fulfilling the newly established dutyholder role under the Amended Building Regulations England, in line with PAS 8671.

With the introduction of the PDBR Register, APS is setting a new benchmark for professional standards within the industry. The register will serve as a definitive resource for identifying qualified Principal Designers, ensuring that they meet the rigorous standards required to uphold the safety, compliance, and integrity of construction projects.

[edit] Key Benefits of the APS PDBR Register

The establishment of the PDBR Register underscores APS’s commitment to advancing professional standards and safeguarding public interests. As the regulatory landscape evolves, the association remains dedicated to providing robust frameworks and support systems that empower industry professionals to excel in their roles.

Mark Snelling, APS President said: “The launch of the Principal Designer Building Regulations Register is a pivotal step towards reinforcing the competence and accountability of professionals within our industry. It not only provides a reliable means for practitioners to validate their skills but also offers clients peace of mind in meeting their statutory duties.”

The APS PDBR Register is now open for applications, providing an essential tool for both practitioners and clients. For more information on how to become listed or to find a qualified Principal Designer, please visit the APS website at

APS have also released a Q and A document about the register which can be accessed here.

[edit] About APS

The Association for Project Safety [APS] is the professional body dedicated to eliminating deaths, reducing injury and tackling ill-health associated with the built environment. APS aims to improve, and promote excellence in, professional practice in design and construction health and safety risk management, helping everyone manage risk and implement building regulations effectively and proportionately.

The association contributes to the national debate on building and infrastructure safety, regulation and legislation, providing training, education and support and member networking opportunities. APS works with other bodies and partners to improve – through good design and throughout the life-cycle of projects and buildingshealth and safety for everyone involved in construction and use.

This article was issued via Press Release as 'APS PDBR Register Launch', dated June 3, 2024.

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