Consultancy - letter from the Chair

IOSH Consultancy Group update: member survey results

The participation in the IOSH Consultancy Group survey was very positive and the results provided the Committee with some very interesting information with which to design our future strategy. We would like to thank all those members who took the time to give us their feedback and valuable ideas. Although we have one future meeting in October to ratify the following years activities, I believe we can share an idea of what we will be delivering over the next year.

As there was a lot of interest in both business management for smaller consultancies and technical skills, we have decided to focus on these initially. The exact detail has not been finalised; however, the following will give a flavour of our direction.


The delivery will be through webinars, blogs, round table discussions, infographics, and documentation.

Business management for smaller consultancies: challenges and solutions

From the collective experience of the Committee, we will deliver a presentation of the challenges that must be considered and managed by the smaller consultancy. There will be an introductory session where we will discuss these, followed by subsequent sessions that will focus on specific areas. During these follow-on sessions, we will invite expert guests to outline considerations and potential solutions to the challenges faced. The potential subject areas to be covered will be: general business management, terms and conditions, contracts and payment structures, consultant liability, insurances, marketing and business development, mental health, finance, IT, time management and client management.

Technical skills

We will deliver sort pieces on ISO9001, 14001 and 45001, accident investigations – the pitfalls from a legal perspective, competence development and maintenance, consultant liability and protecting yourself.

General communications

On an annual basis we will deliver a legal update, selected legal case discussions, LinkedIn discussion points of interest and membership drop-in sessions at our committee meetings.

If you would like to be involved in the activities of the IOSH Consultancy Group or would like to contact us you can email networks@iosh.com we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you for your interest and patience.

Dr. Michael Cash,

Disclaimer: The information and opinions expressed on this webpage are those of the author at the time of writing and not necessarily those of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).