The new online register of occupational safety and health consultants will open for registration on 31 January 2011. Members of the participating professional bodies representing occupational safety and health consultants who meet the eligibility criteria can will then be able to apply to join the register.
The Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR) has been set up by a number of professional bodies representing general safety and occupational health consultants across the UK, with support from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
OSHCR registration open to individuals who provide commercial advice on health and safety issues; and who have achieved at least one of the following:
- Chartered status with IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health); CIEH (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health); or REHIS (Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland) with health and safety qualifications
- Fellow status with IIRSM (International Institute of Risk and Safety Management) with degree level qualifications
- Member or Fellow status with the BOHS (British Occupational Hygiene Society) Faculty of Occupational Hygiene
- Registered Member or Fellow status with IEHF (Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors)