- A charity which offers support on matters relating to occupational safety & health and environmental (SHE) management.
- A membership organisation which listens to its members and represents their views.
- Engaging and thought provoking, using various media to influence and effect change.
- Champions of good practice and continual improvement, both of which we promote through our Awards schemes and our Five Star Audits.
- Educators of future generations of SHE professionals through the provision of high quality professional training.
We offer corporate membership, so organisations can become members rather than individuals.
Our vision is that no-one should be injured or made ill at work.
Yes – we are a charity and everything we do is for public benefit.
Our main focus is young workers. We offer health & safety qualifications for school students and young people and we campaign for the safety of young workers.
No – we generate our own funds through revenue generating activities centred on membership, auditing and training.
We have thousands of corporate members representing organisations of all sizes and across all sectors.
Yes – we operate in more than 50 countries.
Yes – our business management system conforms to ISO 9001 and our awarding body is regulated by the UK qualifications and examinations regulator (Ofqual).
Yes – and by adhering to this standard we ensure that people are at the heart of our organisation and that their skills, efforts and performance are recognised as an inherent part of achieving real success as a charity.
The standard package costs £249 + VAT per year, per UK site. Discounts apply for more than five sites and/or for direct debit payment.
100 free places to our ‘British Safety Council Introduction to Workplace Health and Safety’ e-learning course. A personalised membership certificate; use of the members' logo on your website, corporate literature and tender documents; monthly subscription to Safety Management magazine; monthly member eNewsletter and discounts on our products and services of up to 25%. Full benefits are listed here
Yes – for an additional fee, you can take advantage of our Information and Advice package and our Tools and Templates package.
All the benefits of the standard package plus access to our 24/7 health and safety information helpline; access to our online information service - Safety Network; and regular updates about legislation changes and industry-related news.
All the benefits of the standard package plus risk assessment templates; online diagnostic tools to help benchmark health and safety and environmental performance; monthly themed guides covering health and safety and environmental topics; and monthly themed posters enabling you to spread important health and safety and environmental messages.
‘Log in’ on the top right hand corner of any page on our website.
Yes. You can change your password in your online account once you have logged in.
We offer a range of qualifications in health and safety and environmental awareness and management.
Yes – we are the only UK awarding body to offer a complete suite of health and safety qualifications from entry level to level 6 in the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). Our higher level qualifications are recognised by professional bodies such as IOSH and IEMA.
Yes – all of our qualifications have international versions which omit reference to UK legislation.
Yes – we work with major employers to design qualifications that meet specific needs.
Yes – we offer the National Diploma, the National General Certificate, the Certificate in Construction Health and Safety and the Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management.
Yes – we offer IOSH Working Safely and IOSH Managing Safely.
Yes – we offer NVQs in occupational health and safety at Levels 3 and 5.
Organisations can deliver our qualifications at entry level, level 1 and level 2 through our Registered Course Provider scheme. This allows you to conduct the training and administer the assessments at your location. For more information, contact our Qualifications Team on +44 (0)20 8741 1231.
Face-to-face training takes place at our Learning Zone in London and at venues across the UK and overseas. We also offer in-company courses.
Yes – our Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health and our International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health are available as distance learning courses.
Depending on your experience, we would recommend either an IOSH Managing Safely course, NVQ Level 3 or the NEBOSH National General Certificate. Please contact us on +44 (0)20 8741 1231 and we will be happy to advise.
Firstly, you need to gain a Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (or an NVQ equivalent). That could be our own Level 6 Diploma or the NEBOSH Diploma. Both of these meet the academic requirements for membership of IOSH at graduate level (Grad IOSH). From there, you conduct a period of initial professional development (IPD) before applying for chartered status.
We offer a very popular Health and Safety for Directors and Senior Managers course. This course is available as a highly interactive e-learning course or through our face-to-face option at your premises or at a range of venues around the country.
We offer BS OHSAS 18001: 2007 Certification, a Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit and a Five Star Environmental Audit. We also offer a Combined Health and Safety Management Audit which combines the Five Star Audit and BS OHSAS 18001 in a single, seamless process.
BS OHSAS 18001:2007 is an internationally recognised standard used to assess an organisation's occupational health and safety management system.
Our Five Star Audit is an internationally recognised audit system used by leading organisations to benchmark their health and safety management system against current best practice.
Our Five Star Audit is an internationally recognised audit system used by leading organisations to benchmark their environmental performance against current best practice.
The Sword of Honour is an award scheme for organisations that have achieved a five star rating in our Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit. They have to prove they are among the ‘best of the best’ to an independent adjudicator. The award of a sword represents a pinnacle of achievement in the world of health and safety management.
The Globe of Honour is an award scheme for organisations that have achieved a five star rating in our Five Star Environmental Audit. They have to prove they are among the ‘best of the best’ to an independent adjudicator. The award of a sword represents a pinnacle of achievement in the world of environmental management.
Our health and safety and environmental advisory services are based entirely on customer needs and involve one of our experts being made available to support improvements in performance in specific areas, or to support the development of management systems more generally.
We are always pleased to consider holding breakfast briefings at employer sites. In the first instance, please contact our Events Team on +44 (0)20 8741 1231.
Yes – we hold conferences in London covering major health, safety and environmental management issues. These events provide a great networking opportunity and the chance to question a panel of speakers on issues of concern to you and your organisation.
We are always pleased to hear from potential speakers. In the first instance, please contact our Events Team on +44 (0)20 8741 1231.
Yes - we campaign to influence decision makers and further our vision that no-one should be killed, injured or made ill by their work. As an independent organisation we are able to reflect and champion the opinions of our 7,000 corporate members.
Our Speak Up Stay Safe campaign aims to encourage young people to speak up if they are in a dangerous situation at work. Our Changing the Habits of a Lifetime campaign aims to understand the issues that can affect people in workplaces all over the world; the things that can make a real difference in keeping workers safe from harm and what we can do to help educate, inform and drive positive change.
You can get involved online through blogs and Facebook or you can contact a member of our Policy and Research Team on +44 (0)20 874 1231.