Ensuring our membership application processes are fair to all
IOSH is committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities. This includes membership application processes.
The Institution is required to provide fair access to all.
To ensure no member or potential member is at a disadvantage, it can make reasonable adjustments.
What are reasonable adjustments?
Reasonable adjustments are changes to remove or reduce a disadvantage related to someone’s disability or condition. They differ, depending on an individual’s circumstances.
IOSH can offer support through the membership application process, such as:
- allowing extra time for membership assessments
- providing access to alternative formats.
Other options may be available to meet the individual’s needs.
IOSH will make adjustments for members with a physical, sensory or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
Under the Equality Act 2010, individuals are deemed to have such impairment if they can show that the condition:
- is more than minor or trivial
- has an effect that has lasted, or is likely to last, for at least 12 months
- affects everyday tasks such as eating, washing, walking and shopping.
How to request a reasonable adjustment
IOSH’s Professional Development and Standards Team is here to support you through the process, from sharing the reasonable adjustments request form to advising on any evidence required.
Please email pds@IOSH.com, or call +44 (0)116 350 0800.
The Institution will consider all requests in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, to ensure equal access to membership assessments and the elimination of unlawful or unfair discrimination, whether direct or indirect.