About membership

If you want a career in health and safety, there's no better organisation to be with than IOSH.

IOSH factfile

  • IOSH was founded in 1945 and is the only Chartered body for health and safety practitioners
  • With more than 47,000 members, we're the world's largest health and safety professional membership organisation
  • We're the guardian of health and safety professional competence and the 'voice' of common sense in health and safety
  • We're a registered charity and the first European safety body to be awarded non-governmental organisation status by the International Labour Organisation
  • With over 13,000 Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners, we have more certified health and safety professionals than any other organisation
  • We grant Chartered status to members who meet our highest standards of competence. And as a Chartered body, we significantly influence the direction of health and safety policy in both the UK and internationally.