With more than 3,232 members, the IOSH
Consultancy Group offers a networking base for health and safety
consultants, many of whom work in isolation from
fellow safety professionals.
We represent primarily the interests of IOSH members who are
either self-employed or directly employed as a
consultant. We aim to provide a forum for consultants so they
can network with others in a similar situation and further their
professional development and business acumen. We also welcome
people offering ways to promote best practice in consultancy
businesses and in health and safety, as a means of encouraging
contact between professional groups.
We stage national networking events throughout the year,
focusing on consultants' professional and business interests. We've
also contributed to several IOSH guides on consultancy.
Not all our members are full-time consultants. Some have an
aspect of consultancy as part of their wider role, while others
have joined us to find out more about consultancy with a view to
future employment opportunities.
You don't need any specific qualifications to be a member of the
Consultancy Group, though we are committed to developing a scheme
to clearly determine consultants' competence. We believe it's
imperative for the safety profession as a whole, and for
consultants in particular, to have a means by which we can
demonstrate and others can recognise our areas and level of