What is the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health?

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 I join IOSH through an NVQ?

Achievement of a Level 5 or 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice enables individuals to apply for IOSH Graduate Membership (GradIOSH).

This category is for people who are working towards becoming Chartered Members.

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.
IOSH - The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

What post-nominal letters can I use after my name?

As an IOSH Graduate Member, you can use following post-nominal letters after your name:

John Smith Grad IOSH

Which NVQs provide access to Graduate Membership of IOSH?

CADUK offer the following qualifications at Level 5 & 6 that provide access to Graduate IOSH Membership (Grad IOSH):

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