International Institute of Risk & Safety Management

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International Institute of Risk & Safety Management
Motto'We provide protection everywhere'
Formation1975
TypeProfessional Membership Organisation
HeadquartersLondon (Hammersmith)
Location
  • United Kingdom
Membership
application for membership
Official language
English
Chief Executive
Phillip Pearson
Key people
  • Andy Hawkes (President of Council)
Budget
£940,765[1]
Staff
10
WebsiteIIRSM

IIRSM provides practical education, training, advice, resources and networking to help people and organisations manage the challenges they face and appreciate the vital role risk management plays - from protecting profits and reputation, to more importantly lives.

IIRSM 's global community of over 8,000 work in a range of sectors and risk disciplines such as business continuity and crisis management, compliance, emergency planning, environmental management, insurance, health and safety, project management, quality management, risk management, security and more.

It is a registered British Charity (number 1107666) and UK Company limited by guarantee (number 5310696).[1]

Activities[edit]

IIRSM have two main membership streams. A “health and safety practitioner stream”, for those qualified or studying to be health and safety practitioners, and a “specialist stream”, for those who are qualified to degree or NVQ level 4 (or equivalent) and above, in a profession associated with health and safety practice but who hold no health and safety practitioner qualifications. In addition, companies or other organizations may be corporate members.[1] Alongside other Health and Safety bodies, IIRSM assisted with the Occupational Safety & Health Consultants Register (OSHCR).[2] IIRSM represents UK health and safety professionals present in over 70 countries. Corporate membership is also available.[3]

Levels of membership[edit]

Student[edit]

Applicants following a recognised course of study in preparation for qualifications in health, safety or risk management. Applicants in full-time education or the Armed Forces, who are considering a career in Safety Management.

Affiliate[edit]

Applicants who are involved in accident prevention and occupational health and safety but who do not qualify for a designated grade of membership. Applicants whose interest in accident prevention and occupational health and safety is likely to assist in the development and interchange of information of a scientific, technical, promotional or educational nature.

Associate (AIIRSM)[edit]

Applicants with relevant experience who hold:

Or an equivalent qualification accepted by the Membership Committee

Member (MIIRSM)[edit]

Applicants with relevant experience who hold:

Or an equivalent qualification accepted by the Membership Committee

Fellow (FIIRSM)[edit]

IIRSM's highest award, there is a required 5 consecutive years at full member (MIIRSM) and proof that you are participating in CPD. To apply or upgrade you will need to complete a petition and provide the office with specific supporting documents i.e. degree level qualification/s, letters of support, significant achievements, etc. Those applying for Fellow status have their initial petition carefully examined by the IIRSM committee, the petition must include notable evidence of pro bono or safety related charitable work. Fellows must also be able to prove they have achieved the highest standards of professionalism in their sector and show they have upheld the institute's core values and strict code of conduct.[4]

Nota bene: FIIRSM is widely regarded as the CMIOSH equivalent[5]

Specialist levels[edit]

Specialist Fellow (SFIIRSM)[edit]

You can apply for this level of membership after 5 consecutive years at Specialist member (SIIRSM) level or via the like-for-like scheme and can prove that you are participating in CPD. To apply or upgrade you will need to complete a petition and provide the office with all supporting documents.

Specialist (SIIRSM)[edit]

The requirement for Specialists is 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. At least 15% of a Specialist's working time must be spent on health and safety issues.

Recognised Safety Professionals (RSP)[edit]

The Institute awards the designation "Recognised Safety Professional" to recognised safety practitioners who demonstrate ongoing evidence of good Health & Safety practices and training (in their own field of business) through IIRSM continuing professional development programme(CPD).[6]

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)[edit]

The Institutes's CPD cycle lasts for 3 years. In order to maintain your RSP status, you must bank a minimum of at least 30 credits over the 3 year period. The 30 credits must be spread across the following 3 sections (each section will require a minimum of 5 points):

  • Maintenance of Skills;
  • New Professional Skills; and
  • Transferable-Management Skills[7]

IIRSM Risk Excellence Awards[edit]

In 2018 IIRSM held its inaugural Risk Excellence Awards, recognising innovative individuals, teams and organisations responsible for implementing best practice in managing risks and opportunities. The Awards are now held on an annual basis[8].

The categories for the 2019 Awards are:

  • Barry Holt Award - Outstanding Risk Management Practice
  • International Risk Initiative of the Year
  • SME Risk Initiative of the Year
  • Health & Wellbeing Strategy of the Year
  • Change Programme of the Year
  • John Bennett Award - Exceptional Young Person of the Year
  • Mentor of the Year
  • IIRSM President's Commendation

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c IIRSM Annual Report and Accounts 30 June 2013
  2. ^ The Occupational Safety & Health Consultants Register. OSHCR.
  3. ^ http://www.iirsm.org
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2013-09-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.healthandsafetyatwork.com/hsw/knowledge-gap-training-routes
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-08. Retrieved 2013-09-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-08. Retrieved 2013-09-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "IIRSM Risk Excellence Awards 2019 | IIRSM". www.iirsm.org. Retrieved 2019-03-11.

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