Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the biggest health and safety membership organisation in the world, is committed to creating a world of work which is safe, healthy and sustainable.

Founded in 1945, IOSH has more than 40,000 members in 85 countries and is the only chartered body for health and safety professionals in the world. IOSH has 30 branches in the UK and worldwide, including the Caribbean, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Middle East, the Republic of Ireland and Singapore. It is a registered charity and ILO-recognised international NGO.

IOSH members work at both strategic and operational levels across all employment sectors. Our Fire Risk Management Group has over 3,000 members, and caters for all health and safety professionals involved or interested in managing risks from fire. As well as fire risk management, we have 16 other special interest groups covering aviation and aerospace; communications and media; construction; consultancy; education; environment; food and drink; hazardous industries; healthcare; international; offshore; public services; railways; retail and distribution; rural industries; and sports grounds and events.

IOSH sets standards and supports the work and development of its members, as well as providing free on-line resources for schools, small businesses and non-practitioners. With an active research programme and peer-reviewed journal, it is the voice of the profession and campaigns on issues that affect millions of working people. IOSH has a professional training network of more than 1,600 organisations and issues around 100,000 certificates a year.

www.iosh.co.uk