Standards and regulation
With our Code of conduct we set standards
for our members that help them and serve the public interest. We
review these standards proactively.
From 4 March 2013 we have decided to be much clearer that
members' conduct must be consistent with four core standards
- Integrity, Competence, Respect and Service.
Royal Charter and Byelaws
We offer individual Charters to members who successfully
complete the IPD process. The process of becoming a Chartered
member is laid down in the Royal Charter and Byelaws and we don't
deviate from it. As with all institutions that offer individual
Charters, we've created a process that's fair, transparent and
objective. We don't offer Chartered membership based on a member's
experience alone – the member must first obtain a degree-level
qualification in occupational safety and health.
Find out more about becoming
look at our Royal Charter and Byelaws (PDF 76 PDF) for the
criteria and definition of our membership categories.