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Who we are

Our Charter, Code of Conduct and policies

Formed in 1945, IOSH has become leader of a profession that transforms the world of work, making it safer and healthier every day.

Our status is recognised by businesses and governments, and it’s why Chartered Membership of IOSH is recognised worldwide as the hallmark of professional excellence in workplace safety and health.

Most recently, IOSH has expanded what it offers and is now proud to be a regulated awarding organisation (AO) recognised in England by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual). We are reviewing plans for our qualifications as well as our policies and procedures. Please email admin@ioshao.com if you have any questions – we’d love to hear from you.

Find out more about our vision, mission and strategy.

Our Charter

IOSH was granted a Royal Charter in 2002. It recognises IOSH’s consistent record of achievement and unique field of competency, not covered by any other professional body.

Our Code of Conduct

We guide the OSH profession through our Code of Conduct. It helps our members to demonstrate their value and reliability through adhering to high standards.

Professional journey Appeals Policy

We are passionate about excellence so comments, compliments and complaints can be submitted via our contact page. For an informal discussion about any professional journey decisions that are made, please email the Professional Development and Standards Team or call us on +44 (0) 116 2573200. The team are here to support you.

If your issue is not resolved and you feel you would like to appeal against a decision made by us, the IOSH Professional journey Appeals Policy below explains the circumstances in which you can make an appeal. It sets out IOSH’s principles and approach to the appeals process.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy ensures we encourage, value, manage and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion. IOSH continuously reviews and improves its practices in this respect.