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IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health)

The world's biggest professional health and safety membership organisation.

IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health)

Who are IOSH?


IOSH, also known as the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, are the world’s largest professional health and safety membership organisation. They are the only chartered professional body for health and safety in the workplace, and Europe’s leading health and safety organisation for health and safety professionals.

IOSH are responsible for developing and promoting a code of conduct and developing and accrediting safety training courses for members and non-members worldwide. IOSH offer six membership categories, which are:

  • Affiliate member
  • Associate member
  • Technician member
  • Graduate member
  • Chartered member
  • Chartered fellow

Individuals or professionals looking to attain an IOSH membership, have a number of paths on which they can embark in order to achieve this. Completing NEBOSH training is often the most popular route amongst novice individuals and existing professionals. However, an NVQ 5 in Occupational Safety is an alternative route that is becoming increasingly popular.

Many individuals often ask, what is IOSH training and what does it involve? IOSH training refers to training courses that have been developed completely by IOSH. IOSH are responsible for creating a syllabus that is up-to-date and suitable for individuals at every level, in a range of industries and organisations. Although IOSH have developed syllabuses for well-known health and safety training courses, they also offer their own niche courses such as IOSH Managing Safely and IOSH Workplace Assessors.

Why IOSH?


IOSH are proud to act as a champion, supporter, adviser, advocate and trainer for all health and safety professionals.

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health became a registered charity in 1962 and were awarded a royal charter in 2002. The institution is responsible for providing a globally recognised code of conduct and valuable training courses relating to health and safety in the workplace.

IOSH certification holders can expect to be equipped with invaluable industry knowledge and skills to safely and effectively implement health and safety best practices to create a safer working environment. IOSH courses are well suited to managers and supervisors in a variety of industries and organisations looking to advance their skills in occupational health and safety to help the running of the business. Professionals can benefit from the following IOSH online courses:

  • Accredited IOSH – Working Safely Course
  • Accredited IOSH – Managing Safely CourseAccredited IOSH – Working Safely Course



Key Benefits of IOSH

Globally recognised qualification: IOSH are the only chartered professional body for safety and health in the workplace and are responsible for over 179,000 people becoming certified in IOSH annually. IOSH qualification holders hold a certification that is highly valued and respected by many organisations across an array of industry sectors.

Advanced occupational health & safety skills: IOSH online courses are well suited to managers and supervisors looking to improve their knowledge and skills of occupational safety and health in the workplace. IOSH certification holders will be able to effectively implement health and safety best practices as well as identify workplace hazards and apply best practices to resolve the issue.

Flexible learning opportunities: the benefit of IOSH online courses is that they can be completed from any device, anytime and from anywhere. This is an advantage for professionals looking to balance work or family commitments, leisure time and social activities.

Supportive material throughout the course: IOSH training students will benefit from online learning, interactive courseware, quizzes and tests to help them facilitate their learning and achieve academic and career success according to their own timeline.

Opportunities with IOSH qualification


Prove your ability to improve the safety, health and wellbeing of employees and boost your CV with an IOSH qualification.

IOSH Accredited Course

Job Prospect*

*Included but not limited to

Salary Range

Yearly

Accredited IOSH - Managing Safely Course with Exam

Site Manager, Health & Safety Officer, Facilities Manager, Project Manager

£28k - £58k

Accredited IOSH - Working Safely Course with Exam

Labourer, Site Worker

£20k - £30k

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