Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register, OSHCR
OSHCR was established in response to the Government’s Common Sense, Common Safety report, which recommended that all Health and Safety consultants should be accredited to a professional body and that a register of certified professionals be established in the form of a web-based directory. The register aims to assist businesses in finding advice on general health and safety management.
A network of professional bodies and stakeholders worked together in partnership to develop this register, which has established a benchmark standard for safety consultants and helped to raise the quality of advice being given to businesses.
This minimum standard has been set at a degree level qualification, with at least two years experience and active engagement in a continuing professional development scheme.
Businesses can have confidence in choosing a health and safety consultant from the register, as they are bound by their professional body’s code of conduct and are committed to providing sensible and proportionate health and safety advice.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the only Chartered body for health and safety professionals in the world.
They were founded in 1945 and have been registered as a charity since 1962. In 2002 They were awarded a Royal Charter.
As the largest health and safety membership organisation in the world, IOSH has more than 44,000 individual members in over 100 countries.
IOSH work with a range of organisations (national and international) to raise awareness – and standards, developing training for schools and businesses, and running campaigns that are relevant to millions of working people.
The Association for Project Safety (APS)
As a leading professional institution in the field of construction health and safety risk management, The Association for Project Safety strives to continuously improve and promote the professional practice of design and construction health and safety risk management by:-
- Setting standards;
- Raising performance;
- Providing guidance;
- Educating and training; and
- Working in partnership with others with the aim of construction workers and others returning home safely.
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
RICS accredits 118,000 professionals and any individual or firm registered with RICS is subject to our quality assurance.
Their members are recognised by the designation after their name: MRICS (Member), FRICS (Fellow) and AssocRICS (Associate).
Members with the designation MRICS or FRICS are known as chartered surveyors.
RICS regulate and promote the profession; maintain the highest educational and professional standards; protect clients and consumers via a strict code of ethics; and provide impartial advice and guidance.
The Salisbury & District Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Salisbury & District Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an association of Member businesses and organisations, governed by an elected Board comprised of local business people. The Chamber is a not for profit, independent organisation originally founded by a group of Salisbury businesses in 1912.
Funded and governed only by their Members, they have evolved over the last century into a strong, active and thoroughly modern Chamber.
Over 300 local and regional businesses are already Members and the Chamber is continuing to grow. Through affiliation with the Wessex Chambers of Commerce our reach exceeds 1,400 regional businesses and organisations.