The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

What is The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)?

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the Chartered body for health and safety professionals; aiming to raise standards and regulate the profession. It acts as a champion, supporter, adviser, advocate and trainer for those who protect the safety, health and wellbeing of others.

As the world’s biggest professional health and safety membership organisation, IOSH are the voice of the profession, campaigning on issues that affect millions of working people.

With more than 42,000 members in 85 countries, IOSH are the biggest professional body for health and safety in the world. IOSH operates in organisations in every sector of the economy, advising directors and managers on protecting millions of working people.

How can CADUK help me join IOSH?

Achievement of the ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice or the ProQual Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Health and Safety Leadership and Management provides access to Graduate Membership of IOSH (GradIOSH).

Following receipt of your application, you will be invited to attend an interview, which will be conducted at your local ICWCI Chapter or meeting centre. If you would like further information on what our membership interview entails, please contact ICWCI HQ and ask for the Membership Administrator.

Eligibility for a particular grade of membership (see membership grades below) will depend on the outcome of this interview. The interview panel will consider your experience, qualifications and construction knowledge when making this decision.

What's involved in the GradIOSH application?

First you’ll join IOSH as an Affiliate Member at a cost of £198 (£140 membership fees + £58 joining fee).

You’ll then need to send an up-to-date CV and your ProQual Level 6 or 7 NVQ/Diploma certificate of achievement to the IOSH membership team for review.

Once accepted you’ll be able to showcase your achievements of being a Graduate Member by using the post-nominal letters GradIOSH after your name:

John Smith GradIOSH

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Why join IOSH?

As an Occupational health and safety professional, you’re interested in safety, health and wellbeing at work because you’re passionate about protecting people. You understand it’s not just about checklists and compliance, it’s about embedding a safe working culture, putting people at the heart of safety and health and making a positive impact.

Join IOSH and be part of an active and respected community of like-minded people, sharing in the specialist knowledge and expertise of occupational safety and health professionals across the world.

There are a wide range of benefits to becoming an IOSH member, including:

  • Increasing your career prospects
  • Maximising your potential
  • Enhancing your knowledge and keeping you up to date
  • Building your network and connections
  • Providing access to technical advice and expertise
  • Giving you a voice in the global movement for change.
How can I progress from GradIOSH to CMIOSH?

Once you’re a Graduate Member you should reach Chartered status within five years of entering the category.

Once enrolled on the Initial Professional Development (IPD) scheme, you will be assessed to see if you meet the standards to become a Chartered Member.

Alongside IPD, you are also required to maintain your CPD record.

The video below explains the IPD process in more detail:

Which NVQs will enable me to apply for GradIOSH?

CADUK offer the following NVQs at Level 6 that provide access to the Membership of The Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate (MICWCI):

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Michael O'Byrne MCIOB
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I recently completed the NVQ Level 7 in Senior Construction Management and immediately went on to get my CSCS Black Management Card. I then successfully applied for MCIOB, Chartered Construction Manager. The support and encouragement I got from the team was fantastic. This has opened up a lot of doors for me and I highly recommend using CADUK.
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Colin Christian MCIOB
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