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The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

About IOSH

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the chartered body and largest membership organisation for safety and health professionals. IOSH acts as a champion, adviser, advocate, and trainer for health and safety professionals working in organisations of all shapes and sizes, in around 130 countries. Their focus is to support their members in creating workplaces that are safer, healthier, and more sustainable. They do this in many different ways, including a professional development programme, events, helplines, and upto-date technical advice. IOSH training and skills products and other IOSH approved courses provide invaluable knowledge, skills, and qualifications for members and their colleagues.

At the same time, The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health shapes the future of the profession and influences important decisions that affect the safety, health, and wellbeing of people at work worldwide. They collaborate with governments, advise policymakers, commission research, set standards, and run high-profile campaigns to promote awareness of issues affecting workplace safety, health, and well-being.

Formed in 1945, IOSH has become the leader in a profession that has transformed the world of work, making it a safer, healthier place to be. It is a status identified by business which makes Chartered Membership of IOSH recognisable worldwide as the hallmark of professional excellence in workplace safety and health.


Gain an internationally recognised qualification - IOSH is the only chartered professional body for safety and health in the workplace and is responsible for over 179,000 people becoming certified in IOSH annually. IOSH certificate 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 courses are well suited to managers and supervisors looking to improve their knowledge and skills of practical occupational safety and health in the workplace. IOSH certificate holders will be able to effectively implement health and safety best practices as well as identify workplace hazards, applying 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.

Learn in a time-efficient way - The fact that IOSH Managing Safely deals with such a broad scope – encompassing health, safety, and environmental basics in one single programme - makes it a highly time-efficient course, ideal for those who lead busy working lives.

First-class learning materials - e-Careers students learning IOSH 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.

Career opportunities

Occupational health is a popular profession and one for which there is a growing demand in both small businesses and multinational firms. Accidents at work cost UK employers millions if not billions of pounds every year, so it pays to have a skilled occupational health professional on the books.

Once you are established as a health and safety professional you may wish to specialise in a particular area, for example, offshore oil and gas or terrorism, or provide specialist advice as a consultant. Whether you are an experienced manager or are just starting out in your career in occupational health, studying with IOSH will give you the grounding you need to get your career on track.

Learning new skills and building on those you already have can have a huge impact on your work life going forward. By studying an IOSH course you'll be able to meet the demands of the 21st-century job market. Whether you want to launch your career in health and safety or gain a base understanding of the principles of occupational health to boost your CV, by gaining this sought-after knowledge you'll open doors to an exciting new phase in your career.

Which certification?

IOSH is solely responsible for creating its courses and creating a syllabus that is fully up-todate and suitable for individuals at every career level, in a range of industries and organisations.

Although IOSH has 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.

IOSH health and safety qualifications are available to individuals at differing levels in their careers; whether you’re an aspiring health & safety manager, or you’re a labourer looking to gain a qualification on work safety, there are various of IOSH accredited courses to choose from.

Here is a break-down of the current IOSH courses available via e-Careers:

How to get certified

Speak to one of our Course Consultants on +44(0) 20 3198 7700 who will be happy to talk you through the relevant course.

We look forward to welcoming you as you start your IOSH course journey with e-Careers!