The British workplace is far safer than it was in the 1950s. No organisation has worked as tirelessly as the British Safety Council to make it that way. Our founder James Tye was an evangelical campaigner who helped transform the British way of life. His efforts led directly to the groundbreaking 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act, as well as to the introduction of car seat belts. Our vision mission and aims fully reflect our charitable purposes. All of our activities, set out at Our charitable purposes are for public benefit. Excellent Health and Safety standards are now a legal requirement in every aspect of British life. In 2004 we became a government-regulated awarding organisation and have since developed a full suite of health and safety qualifications in the national framework​. With our involvement in the Olympics, we were granted the official status of Supplier of health and safety training and consultancy services (ODA) to the London 2012 Games.​ Our job is to help professionals achieve high standards; to protect both their staff and the future of their business. We operate a culture in which we get things done. We do so without taking a profit.
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The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management is a professional body that offers recognition, information and support to over 8,000 Members around the world in all areas of risk and safety management.
Whether you are new to risk management, an experienced risk and safety management practitioner or work in a related profession, membership of IIRSM will benefit you. IIRSM caters for individual and corporate professionals and specialist members in all sectors of industry related to risk management, ensuring excellent support and benefits to all of our members.
Our remit is to
1) Ensure that our members’ professional skills are recognised and respected
2) Offer opportunities and services for advancement, support and networking
3) Advance public education in risk, health and safety management
IIRSM was established in 1975 as a professional body for health and safety practitioners. It was created to recognise individuals and advance professional standards in accident prevention and occupational health throughout the world. Now in our 40th year, we represent members in over 70 countries. The International Institution of Risk and Safety Management is an industry leader in delivering excellent services in the risk, health and safety management sector.
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The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health is the only Chartered body for health and safety professionals in the world. We were founded in 1945 and have been registered as a charity since 1962. In 2002 we were awarded a Royal Charter.
With more than 44,000 individual members working in 122 countries, we’re the biggest professional health and safety organisation in the world.
We work with a range of global organisations to raise awareness and standards, developing training for schools and businesses, and running campaigns that are relevant to millions of working people.
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NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) is an awarding body established in 1979. Our globally recognised qualifications in health and safety and environmental management help to raise the competence of OSH and environmental professionals as well as individuals at all levels in the workplace.
As a charity, our aim is to preserve and improve health and safety and environmental management around the world. Our 15 qualifications are studied by more than 50,000 people in 129 countries each year. Over 600 course providers have been accredited by NEBOSH to support students’ learning. They include universities, colleges, public authorities, large corporate organisations and training companies.
Over 65% of our qualifications are taken outside the UK. In 2014, NEBOSH received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Outstanding Achievement in International Trade in recognition of our international success.

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