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The One Percent Safer Bursary

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The One Percent Safer Bursary is an exciting new initiative by two global leaders in safety. Its aim, to support the development of risk and safety professionals in five developing or emerging nations in Africa and south Asia – Nigeria, Egypt, India, Pakistan and Ghana.

A few words about One Percent Safer

One Percent Safer is a global movement aimed at promoting the benefits of marginal gains in workplace safety, and its vision is to cut the number of lives lost to work-related injuries and illnesses each year by one percent – that’s 28,000 worldwide.

All profits from the sale of the acclaimed One Percent Safer book and related products go directly to the One Percent Safer Foundation, which is an independently governed charitable fund created to make the world a safer place to work in.

To achieve its vision, One Percent Safer has a set of charitable objects. These include the provision of practical help in the form of small grants or support with professional education and development to individual safety and risk practitioners.

This is where IIRSM come in!

IIRSM is a leading professional membership organisation and education charity in risk and safety management and a leader in providing professional education and development to safety and risk practitioners.

So, successful applicants for the One Percent Safer Bursary will receive a year’s free membership, at Affiliate level, of IIRSM. This gives them access to a wealth of tools and resources to support their professional journey in safety and risk, including 

  • IIRSM’s brilliant magazine, The Sentinel
  • Regular updates on developments in the world of risk
  • Professional development opportunities to boost your career
  • Networking opportunities to share, learn and make connections
  • An excellent mentoring platform for peer-to-peer learning
  • Widely recognised and respected post-nominals

How to apply

NOTICE: The deadline for the first phase of applications has now closed but watch this space for future opportunities!

Applications for the One Percent Safer Bursary in partnership with IIRSM are always welcomed and are treated in strict confidence.

At the bottom of this page is the bursary application form. Please send your completed application to: This application process is not open to existing members of IIRSM. Applications will only be considered from risk and safety practitioners in Nigeria, Egypt, India, Pakistan and Ghana.

If you have any questions on completing this form, just send us an email at and we will be pleased to help you.