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Individual Membership

Below you will find all the information you need to make an application.  If you wish to explore the membership benefits first you can do so here.

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Categories

The membership categories below expand to give you the details.

Student

Please click here to visit our dedicated Student membership page.

 

Affiliate

Please click here to visit our dedicated Affiliate membership page.

Associate

If this is you..

  • You have probably already made a decision to develop yourself as a practitioner in health and safety. Or in a previous role you took, and gained, a recognised qualification in health and safety* and you want to make more use of that to develop or change your career direction.
  • It maybe that you need access the resources of a professional body to support, to provide information and guidance on health and safety.
  • At this point in your career you now need recognition that you are part of IIRSM’s professional practitioner network and wish to develop further.
  • At any stage in your career we can offer you Associate membership if you meet the required pre-qualifying criteria.

You could become an Associate member of IIRSM.

*Click on the “Qualifications” Tab to see what experience and qualifications could entitle you to Associate membership.

Member

If this is you..

  • You are probably seeking to demonstrate your growing competence having made a decision to develop yourself as a practitioner in health and safety.
  • You have gained significant experience and qualifications* in health and safety and need to have membership of a leading internationally recognised professional body.
  • You expect to get access to great resources and benefits as a Member of IIRSM to support you in your role as a professional practitioner in health and safety wherever you work.
  • You may be in a new role, a succession of promotion, or at a point in your career where you need recognition that you are part of IIRSM’s professional practitioner network and wish to develop further. You may be considering working as a consultant or returning to full time employment.
  • You may want the additional support IIRSM can offer beyond that available to you elsewhere. As a professional network of practitioners our Members are valued for their commitment, technical capability and willingness to act.
  • At the right stage in your career we can offer you Member status if you meet the required pre-qualifying criteria.

You could become a Member of IIRSM.

*Click on the “Qualifications” Tab to see what experience and qualifications could entitle you to become a Member.

Specialist

If this is you..

  • You have a career where the majority of your role is not directly as a specific health and safety practitioner but you get involved in managing, advising or responding to health and safety as well.
  • Your role or background could be in Enforcement, Engineering, Law, Fire, Risk management, Estates and Facilities Management, Occupational Health, Construction, Environment, Quality, National or Regional Government
  • You will probably have affiliations or another professional body of first choice, but IIRSM can offer you support in the areas of health and safety risk management.
  • You have gained significant experience and qualifications* and IIRSM can offer you membership of a leading internationally recognised health and safety professional body.
  • You also expect to get access to great resources and benefits as a Specialist member of IIRSM to support you in your role or career.
  • You may be in a new role, a succession of promotion, or at a point in your career where you need recognition that you are part of IIRSM’s professional practitioner network and wish to develop further.
  • You may want the additional support IIRSM can offer beyond that available to you elsewhere. As a professional network of practitioners our Members are valued for their commitment, technical capability and willingness to act.

You could get Specialist membership of IIRSM.

*Click on the “Qualifications” Tab to see what experience and qualifications could entitle you to join as a Specialist.

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Recognised Qualifications

IIRSM has a full range of membership categories for individuals to match your career path and expectations. Our aim is to help you in your job or career with access to a network and knowledge in health, safety or risk management.

Click here to see what qualifications are recognised for your chosen membership grade.

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CPD

We support all our members to continuously develop professionally.

Who has to do CPD?

For members that meet a commitment to professional development our scheme requires you to accumulate 30 CPD points over a three-year period.  Once the 30 points are achieved that member can also use (if they wish) the designatory letters “RSP” (Recognised Safety Practitioner).  This would apply to a Member (MIIRSM), a Fellow (FIIRSM), a Specialist Member (SIIRSM) or a Specialist Fellow (SFIIRSM).

For Fellows and Specialist Fellows this scheme is compulsory.

At your membership renewal you self-certify that your CPD is up to date by declaration.

What can be counted as CPD?

CPD points can be gained by attendance at seminars, undertaking a training course, from self-directed learning, knowledge gained from a mentor or a publication.  You may even have material published or have been involved with innovations or developments that improve or change health and safety practice.

Your CPD points have to be allocated across these three areas (with a minimum of 5 points for each) : Maintenance of Skills, New Professional Skills and Transferable-Management Skills.

Does IIRSM check CPD records?

IIRSM carries out random checks of CPD recording.  Members’ selected may be required to submit their CPD record within one calendar month of the request being made.  A review of a CPD Record may be followed-up with a telephone discussion.

Where do I record my CPD points?

An on-line record scheme is available; members should keep their own record or log of CPD activity bearing in mind that they may be required to submit a copy of their record as part of our random sampling.

To access the CPD Scheme you need to be a current IIRSM member and then login to the member area of the website.

Is the IIRSM CPD scheme compulsory?

It is if you are a Fellow or a Specialist Fellow or taking part in the Recognised Safety Practitioner (RSP) scheme.  RSP indicates that the member is participating in a scheme to develop and maintain safety professional skills relevant to their safety role.

What is the value of CPD to me?

CPD is all about relevant activity, reflection and evaluation.  It should help you to consider the value of some of the daily activities you carry out in the work you do as a health and safety practitioner.  Any CPD scheme gives us the opportunity to reflect on our knowledge and skills and to provide a stimulus to learn or do more as we develop.

Can other professional body records be used?

Our scheme is about you reflecting on and assessing activities that, in your opinion have been valuable to your understanding of, or development in, health and safety practice.  If you are required to account for CPD with other professional bodies, if it has value to you and fits our requirement for it being relevant to health and safety, then we welcome and acknowledge your achievements that may be logged elsewhere.  We just need to see what you have said and done in our recording system!

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Fees
Membership Fees

The membership subscription depends on your chosen membership category and your location.  You can view the fees for the different membership grades and duration here.   

Once you join your membership and subscription are renewed annually by invitation at the same time.

 

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How to Join
Application Process

The quickest and easiest route to membership is to apply online​. If you would prefer to apply via post or email, or if you would like assistance with your application, please contact the IIRSM Membership Team Tel: +44 (0)20 8741 9100 Email: Membership@iirsm.org  (Opening times GMT 09:00 to 17:00 Mondays to Fridays)

Step 1 – Complete your application online

To start the application process, please click here to apply online

Alternatively, please contact the IIRSM Membership Team.

Please have the following items ready:

  • Up to date CV

  • Highest level qualification

  • Preferred payment method (payment can be made via Direct Debit, BACS, Credit/ Debit Card or Cheque)

Step 2 – Submit your application

Once you have submitted your application, you will recieve an acknowledgement email. IIRSM will then review your submission and verify your supporting documentation.

Once verified, your application will be processed within 3 working days (Please note: IIRSM offices are closed on Saturdays and Sundays as well and UK Bank Holidays)

 

Step 3 - Confirmation of your IIRSM Membership

If your application is successful, your IIRSM welcome pack will be posted to your preferred address. Your welcome pack will include:

  • Your IIRSM Membership Card
  • IIRSM Membership Certificate
  • Login details to access MyIIRSM member-only area
  • Latest issue of The Sentinel magazine

UK Members will recieve their membership pack by post within 2 weeks. International members may have to wait longer to receive their new membership pack depending on the speed and reliability of postal services.   

Step 4 - Maximise your membership benefits

All members of IIRSM have access to an extensive range of relevant, valuable features and benefits.

Some highlights include:

  • Recognition of your commitment to risk management through your designatory letters
  • FREE Expert Advice – Whether you have a technical query; a legal dispute; or a HR related issue; why not talk it through with our experts?
  • The Sentinel magazine - essential risk intelligence
  • Access to FREE & discounted training and networking events
  • Opportunities to get involved in panels, working groups and initiatives
  • Resources and exclusive offers via the Info Hub and our network of partners