The vast majority of occupational accidents and incidents of ill-health can be avoided by good health and safety management. This depends on clearly communicated expert advice from appropriately qualified practitioners.
With this in mind, the British Safety Council ores the International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health, an internationally-recognised, professional qualification for managers and practitioners with specific responsibility for health and safety in the workplace.
The content of International Diploma has been carefully designed to ensure that it covers all the aspects of occupational health and safety practice needed by a manager, including risk management, occupational health, promoting a positive health and safety culture and preparing a business case for investment in health and safety.
The International Diploma is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as meeting the requirement for graduate membership of the Institution (Grad IOSH). Following the successful completion of a period of initial professional development, a graduate member may apply for chartered status (CMIOSH). Holders of the International Diploma may also apply for full membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).