Vote in this year's IOSH Council election

This is a vitally important year for IOSH. On 27 April we launched WORK 2022 – shaping the future of safety and health, our new five-year strategy. Voting for Council candidates who will contribute to its success is one major way you can help us ensure it works for you and for our profession.

Council is IOSH’s representative body, providing advice and guidance on strategic, professional and policy issues for the Institution. It represents the views of members to the Board of Trustees and has the key responsibility for choosing who will represent the Institution as President.

People discussing policy

What being on Council involves

Twelve members will be elected this year. They will join after the Institution’s Annual General Meeting in November, at the IOSH Networks Conference. Successful candidates will serve for three years.

Members of Council are expected to attend a day of meetings in February and two days of meetings in September. At other times they will contribute to and support discussions about IOSH business and activities.

A record number of nominees

Nominations for Council closed on Friday 26 May and we had a record number of candidates willing to step up and volunteer to serve fellow members and help IOSH advance.

This is tremendous. It also means we need you to take part and vote for those who best represent your interests and will help us build a safer and healthier world of work.

What happens next?

On 22 June, all IOSH members were sent an email from Electoral Reform Services (ERS), which runs the annual Council elections on behalf of IOSH. This will detail the candidates and provide instructions on how to vote online or by post. When accessing the voting website, you will need the unique security codes sent to you by ERS to login.

For more details on the candidates, you can download the candidates' election statements.

Members can also access an election forum where they can ask candidates questions to find out more about what they stand for and how they intend to contribute to IOSH and enhance the profession. This is a sub-forum found in the Members forums, under IOSH Matters. You must be logged into MyIOSH to access it.

All votes in the ballot to elect new members of Council must be received by noon on Friday 28 July 2017.