When it comes to health and safety training, only advice from qualified, experienced and skilled professionals will do!

That’s why one of IOSH’s main roles is to maintain high standards; as the voice of the profession or lobbying governments on policy and law. IOSH approve qualifications for its members and provide guidance, research & development for IOSH resources and in addition, run courses, seminars, and events to help IOSH members in their work.

Because health and safety aren’t just down to the experts, IOSH works with a range of organizations to raise awareness – and standards and develop training for schools and businesses, run campaigns that are relevant to millions of working people.

IOSH – Who are They?

IOSH is the Chartered body for health and safety professionals.


The Institute for Occupational Safety & Health

IOSH is the world’s biggest professional health and safety membership organization, with over 43’000 members worldwide. Known as the voice of the health and safety profession, campaigning on issues that affect millions of working people.

The institute is committed to cutting down the number of people who die or are made ill by what they do for an occupation. Across the world, two million people die every year as a result of health and safety failures. In the European Union alone, someone dies every three and a half minutes.


IOSH – What’s the story?

Founded in 1945, IOSH is a registered charity.

IOSH is a world leader in International Safety training courses.

SHEilds encourage anyone that is new to a health & safety role, to hold an IOSH Managing Safely certificate and at minimum an IOSH Working Safely certificate.


Interesting facts about IOSH

The Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has a colorful history, below are some interesting IOSH facts.


IOSH International Membership

Primarily IOSH is a UK-based organization, although IOSH has an ever-expanding international membership, now in over 100 other countries. IOSH approve courses at 35 UK universities and 22 Universities internationally.


IOSH a branch of RoSPA

In 1945 the institution of IOSH was formed from a branched division of RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) and has over 500 members.


IOSH Provide Chartered Status to Individuals

IOSH achieved Chartered status in 2003 and now has the right to award individual Chartered status to members ever since 2005.


Difference between IOSH Managing Safely  and IOSH Working Safely 


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