There are six levels of membership:
For those looking for basic awareness of health and safety there are many basic courses available.
For those looking for a career in health and safety a good starting point would be a qualification that is awarded through a recognised educational regulating body such as Ofqual and is at a recognised level on a National Qualifications Framework.
Some points to consider when considering a qualification in health and safety:
The different types of qualification range from a Level 3 (RQF) equivalent to an ‘A’ level to Post Graduate degrees (FHEQ). The difference between the range of diverse types of health and safety is the modes of study and how they are assessed.
To become an Associate/Technical member you will need to have completed a qualification in Occupational, Safety and Health (OSH) in one of the areas below:
To become a Graduate member you will need to have completed a qualification in OSH in one of the areas below:
In order to gain Chartered membership you will need to have a graduate level qualification as listed above. As experience for progression to Chartered status is assessed according to qualification route.
The IOSH Managing Safely course aims to provide managers with a foundational understanding of responsibilities towards safety and health.
As an IOSH member you will be able to attend of free and low cost seminars, access free technical information, get discounts on professional courses and network with 1000s of other members. More about the benefits of joining IOSH is available here.
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