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Benefits

All members of IIRSM have access to an extensive range of relevant, valuable features and benefits. Our aim is to help you in your job or career with access to our network and to share knowledge in health, safety or risk management.

The membership categories below expand to give you the details.

Students

Students are entitled to receive the following features and benefits through IIRSM.

  • Social media channels LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Membership only area of the IIRSM website
  • Health and Safety Technical Helpline
  • Legal Helpline (UK law and covers all matters including H&S)
  • HR and Employment Helpline
  • Free access to the HSW Website
  • Free access to the Health and Safety Jobs website
  • Access to our professional Branch network – with Branches worldwide
  • Training discounts through trusted partnerships
  • Discounts on Lexis Nexis Publications
  • Access to numerous free and discounted events
  • Other networking opportunities through Events and Forums
  • Online CPD Scheme
Affiliates

Affiliates are entitled to receive the following features and benefits through IIRSM:

  • Face to face and online networking providing opportunities for mentoring to help you with career progression, qualifications and guidance
  • Membership only area of the IIRSM website
  • Health and Safety Technical Helpline (unlimited use)
  • Health and Safety at Work Magazine (monthly)
  • IIRSM Newsletter (monthly)
  • Legal Helpline (UK law and covers all matters, including H&S)
  • HR and Employment Helpline (for business or personal advice)
  • Social media channels LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Free access to the Health and Safety at Work online
  • Free access to the Health and SafetyJobs website
  • Discounts on Lexis Nexis Publications
  • Optional online CPD Scheme
  • Preferential rates on IIRSM Online Training
  • Access to our professional Branch network – with Branches worldwide
  • Training discounts through trusted partnerships
  • Access to free and discounted events
  • Other networking opportunities through Events and Forums
Associates

Associates are entitled to receive the following features and benefits through IIRSM.

  • The recognised designatory letters AIIRSM
  • A member IIRSM logo for use on emails (etc.)
  • Membership only area of the IIRSM website
  • IIRSM’s monthly Insight publication
  • Health and Safety at Work (HSW) Magazine (HSW) (monthly)
  • Health and Safety Technical Helpline
  • Legal Helpline (UK law and covers all matters including H&S)
  • HR and Employment Helpline
  • Free access to the HSW Website
  • Social media channels LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Free access to the Health and Safety Jobs website
  • Discounts on Lexis Nexis Publications
  • Online CPD Scheme
  • HSE Fee for Intervention Reimbursement Scheme (FFI UK) – exclusive to IIRSM members
  • Preferential rates on IIRSM Online Training
  • Access to our professional Branch network – with Branches worldwide
  • Training discounts through trusted partnerships
  • Access to numerous free and discounted events
  • Other networking opportunities through Events and Forums
Members

Members are entitled to receive the following features and benefits through IIRSM:

  • The recognised designatory letters MIIRSM
  • A member IIRSM logo for use on emails (etc.)
  • Membership only area of the IIRSM website
  • IIRSM’s monthly Insight publication
  • Health and Safety at Work Magazine (HSW) (monthly)
  • Health and safety technical helpline (UK only)
  • Legal helpline (UK law) - 24hr
  • HR and Employment helpline (UK only) - 24hr
  • HSE Fee for Intervention (FFI) Reimbursement Scheme - Exclusive to IIRSM members
  • Other networking opportunities through Events and Forums
  • Free subscription to Health and Safety at Work Website
  • Social media channels LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Discounts on publications
  • Preferential rates on Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII)
  • Preferential rates on IIRSM Online Training
  • Online CPD Scheme
  • Access to our professional Branch network – with Branches worldwide
  • Member-only events
  • Discounted and free events
Specialist

Specialists are entitled to receive the following features and benefits through IIRSM.

  • The recognised designatory letters SIIRSM
  • A member IIRSM logo for use on emails (etc.)
  • IIRSM Insight magazine (monthly)
  • Health and Safety at Work Magazine (HSW) (monthly)
  • Health and safety technical helpline (UK only)
  • Legal helpline (UK law) - 24hr
  • HR and Employment helpline (UK only) - 24hr
  • HSE Fee for Intervention (FFI) Reimbursement Scheme - Exclusive to IIRSM members
  • Free subscription to Health and Safety at Work Website
  • Discounts on publications
  • Social media channels LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Preferential rates on Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII)
  • Preferential rates on IIRSM Online Training
  • Online CPD Scheme
  • Access to our professional Branch network – with Branches worldwide
  • Member-only events
  • Other networking opportunities through Events and Forums
  • Discounted and free events
Fellow

Fellows are entitled to receive the following features and benefits through IIRSM.

  • The recognised designatory letters FIIRSM
  • A member IIRSM logo for use on emails (etc.)
  • IIRSM Insight magazine (monthly)
  • Health and Safety at Work Magazine (HSW) (monthly)
  • Health and safety technical helpline (UK only)
  • Legal helpline (UK law) - 24hr
  • HR and Employment helpline (UK only) - 24hr
  • HSE Fee for Intervention (FFI) Reimbursement Scheme - Exclusive to IIRSM members
  • Free subscription to Health and Safety at Work Website
  • Discounts on publication
  • Social media channels LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Preferential rates on Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII)
  • Preferential rates on IIRSM Online Training
  • Online CPD Scheme
  • OSHCR register listing available
  • Access to our professional Branch network – with Branches worldwide
  • Member-only events
  • Other networking opportunities through Events and Forums
  • Discounted and free events
Specialist Fellow

Specialist Fellows are entitled to receive the following features and benefits through IIRSM.

  • The recognised designatory letters SFIIRSM
  • A member IIRSM logo for use on emails (etc.)
  • IIRSM Insight magazine (monthly)
  • Health and Safety at Work Magazine (HSW) (monthly)
  • Health and safety technical helpline (UK only)
  • Legal helpline (UK law) - 24hr
  • HR and Employment helpline (UK only) - 24hr
  • HSE Fee for Intervention (FFI) Reimbursement Scheme - Exclusive to IIRSM members
  • Free subscription to Health and Safety at Work Website
  • Discounts on publication
  • Social media channels LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Preferential rates on Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII)
  • Preferential rates on IIRSM Online Training
  • Online CPD Scheme
  • OSHCR register listing available
  • Access to our professional Branch network – with Branches worldwide
  • Member-only events
  • Other networking opportunities through Events and Forums
  • Discounted and free events
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Categories

The membership categories below expand to give you the details.

Student

If this is you..

  • At any point on your chosen career path, you could be taking your first recognised* health and safety or risk qualification. You could have experience or an earlier qualification and are now committing to studying for a higher level qualification. At any stage you do this we can offer you a defined period of free Student membership.

You could become a Student member of IIRSM.

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

Affiliate

If this is you..

  • You are not professionally qualified or managing risk is a small part of your role
  • You simply want to belong to a leading professional body to keep abreast of changes to legislation, regulations and best practice
  • You are starting a career in risk management or an associated discipline
  • You might be changing jobs, wanting new skills or a change in career direction; you might have been promoted to a new role. 
  • You need a better understanding of the risk management needs of your customers, clients and suppliers
  • You are responsible for an organisational function (finance, marketing, R&D, legal, HR, procurement etc) and would benefit from understanding the immportance and practice of managing risks in relation to your job
  • You may already have an initial recognised* health and safety or risk qualification for supervisors and managers. At any stage in your career we can offer you Affiliate membership.

You could become an Affiliate of IIRSM.

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

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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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. Each category below has a description of the typical entry requirements. In most cases this relates to recognised qualifications and some categories relevant experience.

The membership categories below expand to give you the details.

Student

If you have signed-up to study one of these qualifications you could join us a Student:

  • British Safety Council Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health
  • NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Safety and Health
  • UK NVQ Level 3, 4 or above in Occupational Health and Safety
  • The British Safety Council Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health
  • NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Health and Safety
  • Or an equivalent qualification accepted in your home country.
Affiliate

This category is open to those who:

  • are not professionally qualified
  • have a foundation level qualification
  • are hoping to gain further knowledge, support or information
  • are starting a qualification 
  • have a responsibility for managing or supervising people
  • want to keep up-to-date with legislation and best practice

Examples of existing qualifications we recognise for entry to the Affiliate category are:

  • HABC (Highfield) Level 3 and Level 4 in Health and Safety
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification
Associate

If you have one of these qualifications you could become an Associate:

  • British Safety Council Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health
  • NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Safety and Health
  • UK NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Health and Safety
  • National Compliance and Risk Qualifications (NCRQ) Level 6 Certificate in Applied Health & Safety 
  • Or an equivalent qualification accepted in your home country.
Member

If you have one of these qualifications you could become a Member:

  • The British Safety Council Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health
  • NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Health and Safety
  • UK NVQ Level 4 or above in Occupational Health and Safety
  • National Compliance and Risk Qualifications (NCRQ) Level 6 Diploma in Applied Health and Safety 
  • Or an equivalent qualification accepted in your home country.
Specialist

If you have one of these qualifications and the current health and safety activity you could become a Specialist Member:

  • UK NVQ Level 4 (or equivalent) and above in a health and safety related profession such as Enforcement, Engineering, Law, Fire, Estates and Facilities Management, Occupational Health, Construction, Environment, Quality.
  • At least 15% of your working time is spent on health and safety issues.
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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 practise.

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
UK Membership Fees

The membership subscription depends on your chosen membership category.

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

The Table gives the subscriptions for 1, 2 or 3 years; it is up to you to choose how often you pay. The normal baseline is annually.

A fixed, initial, application fee is required for UK-based individual memberships.

Student
Application Fee: One-off fee FREE
Subscription: 1 year FREE
  Total FREE
Affiliate
Application Fee Zero £00
Subscription: 1 year £65
  Total £65

 

Associate
Application Fee: One-off fee £50
Subscription: 1 year £110
  Total £160
Application Fee: One-off fee £50
Subscription: 2 years £199
  Total £249
Application Fee: One-off fee £50
Subscription: 3 years £285
  Total £335
Member
Application Fee: One-off fee £50
Subscription: 1 year £132
  Total £182
Application Fee: One-off fee £50
Subscription: 2 years £251
  Total £301
Application Fee: One-off fee £50
Subscription: 3 years £350
  Total £400
Specialist
Application Fee: One-off fee £50
Subscription: 1 year £132
  Total £182
Application Fee: One-off fee £50
Subscription: 2 years £251
  Total £301
Application Fee: One-off fee £50
Subscription: 3 years £350
  Total £400
Fellow
Application Fee: One-off fee £80
Subscription: 1 year £152
  Total £227
Application Fee: One-off fee £80
Subscription: 2 years £289
  Total £364
Application Fee: One-off fee £80
Subscription: 3 years £410
  Total £485
Specialist Fellow
Application Fee: One-off fee £80
Subscription: 1 year £152
  Total £227
Application Fee: One-off fee £80
Subscription: 2 years £289
  Total £364
Application Fee: One-off fee £80
Subscription: 3 years £410
  Total £485
International

 We have 4 different subscription Bands for international members based on your home country.

The Table gives the subscriptions for 1, 2 or 3 years; it is up to you to choose how often you pay. The normal baseline is annually.

The membership subscription depends on your chosen membership category.

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

An application fee is currently not required for internationally based individual memberships.

Student

Band 1

1 year subscription FREE

Band 2

1 year subscription FREE

Band 3

1 year subscription FREE

Band 4

1 year subscription FREE
Affiliate

Band 1

1 year subscription £65

Band 2

1 year subscription £65

Band 3

1 year subscription £65

Band 4

1 year subscription £65
Associate

Band 1

1 year subscription £78
2 year subscription £148
3 year subscription £211

Band 2

1 year subscription £109
2 year subscription £207
3 year subscription £294

Band 3

1 year subscription £136
2 year subscription £258
3 year subscription £367

Band 4

1 year subscription £156
2 year subscription £296
3 year subscription £421
Member

Band 1

1 year subscription £81
2 year subscription £154
3 year subscription £219

Band 2

1 year subscription £113
2 year subscription £215
3 year subscription £305

Band 3

1 year subscription £139
2 year subscription £264
3 year subscription £375

Band 4

1 year subscription £159
2 year subscription £302
3 year subscription £429
Specialist

Band 1

1 year subscription £81
2 year subscription £154
3 year subscription £219

Band 2

1 year subscription £113
2 year subscription £215
3 year subscription £305

Band 3

1 year subscription £139
2 year subscription £264
3 year subscription £375

Band 4

1 year subscription £159
2 year subscription £302
3 year subscription £429
Fellow

Band 1

1 year subscription £85
2 year subscription £162
3 year subscription £230

Band 2

1 year subscription £117
2 year subscription £219
3 year subscription £316

Band 3

1 year subscription £142
2 year subscription £270
3 year subscription £383

Band 4

1 year subscription £162
2 year subscription £308
3 year subscription £437
Specialist Fellow

Band 1

1 year subscription £85
2 year subscription £162
3 year subscription £230

Band 2

1 year subscription £117
2 year subscription £219
3 year subscription £316

Band 3

1 year subscription £142
2 year subscription £270
3 year subscription £383

Band 4

1 year subscription £162
2 year subscription £308
3 year subscription £437
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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 Insight 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 & Safety Management. Be proud of your IIRSM 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?
  • FREE Subscription to Health & Safety at Work website & monthly magazine (online)
  • Access to FREE & discounted training and networking events