Policy and consultation
IOSH policy and position themes support our
aim of securing better protection for people from serious
work-related harm. Our policies and positions are generally
developed from available evidence and member responses to
Finding out what members think
Consultations and ‘calls for evidence’ are issued by government
agencies and other bodies to find out what stakeholders think about
proposals for new policy or legislation or for changes to current
legislation/Approved Codes of Practice (ACoPs).
Our members have a stake in IOSH policy, and as individuals,
they are likely to be directly affected by changes to
regulations and ACoPs in their professional lives. Consultation
- our members have a voice in the changes that most affect
- legislators benefit from our members' knowledge and
- policy or legislative changes are more effective and
We’ve had great success from our responses to ‘calls for
- Our responses over the last 4-5 years have led to us being
invited to give oral evidence at four parliamentary inquiries.
Parliamentary inquiries are set up to examine a range of issues in
detail, from government policy and proposed new laws, to wider
topics like the economy.
- The evidence we gave to one of the inquiries has led to the
Government supporting our call for the accreditation of health and
- Our response to the Dame Carol Black review has led to a pilot
course for health and safety practitioners that’s supported by the
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Find out more about this course.
Would you like to get involved by telling us your thoughts on a
document? Find out more about Consultation
documents and have a look at the latest live documents that we need your views on.