IOSH founded in 1945 is the only Chartered body for health and safety practitioners and the world’s largest health and safety professional membership organisation. IOSH is the first European safety body to be awarded non-governmental organisation (NGO) status by the International Labour Organisation.
IOSH is a focal point for health and safety professionals working in a diverse range of industrial, commercial and public sector organisations. Their comprehensive approach to career development, as well as their unrivalled industry pedigree, means that their members are the most trusted and sought after people in the health and safety profession.
IOSH Membership Category
There are six (Membership category)
- Affiliate Member
- Associate Member
- Technical Member
- Graduate Member
- Chartered Member
- Chartered Fellow
Everyone joins as an Affiliate Member. This means that everyone has immediate access to all the benefits of membership. Moving to another category of membership depends on your experience, qualifications and, of course, your goals.
How To Become A IOSH Member
To join IOSH today the membership fee of £153.00 is required. You’ll pay using a secure online payment tool. If you join using a paper application form, you will find payment instructions on the form.
- IOSH do not accept purchase orders or issue invoices for membership subscriptions.
- IOSH is happy to accept company cheques as long as the member’s name and membership number are written on the back of the cheque.
- IOSH accepts payment by company credit or debit card, either online or by telephone.
- IOSH accepts payment by BACs, provided the membership number is the payment reference – contact our Membership team for details
- All receipts for payment will be sent directly to the member
- Membership subscriptions are tax-deductible
- You may be eligible for Concessionary membership.
You can start your membership process here
IOSH Membership Renewal
How to renew your membership subscription
If you’re registered with MyIOSH, IOSH will let you know when your membership is due for renewal and you’ll be able to renew quickly and securely online when you log in. You’ll also see a ‘Renew now’ link in the ‘My details’ box on the MyIOSH page when you’re logged in.
When you renew online you’ll be able to change your membership details (like the groups you’re a member of), pay securely with a credit or debit card at a time to suit you, and get an immediate online receipt which you can print or save.
You can also renew your membership by post or by calling IOSH.
If your normal currency is not sterling, it’s best if you pay online by credit card. Your renewal fee will automatically be converted to sterling using the latest currency rates.
If you’re paying in sterling, you can also pay the renewal fee by cheque or postal order (made payable to IOSH).
Current annual IOSH Membership renewals rate for 2017 – 2018
- Affiliate Member £95
- Associate Member £115
- Technical Member £115
- Graduate Member* £115
- Chartered Member £140
- Chartered Fellow £153
Graduate Members pay a one-off charge of £160 when they register to start initial professional development (IPD).
Tax relief for UK based members
If you’re a member in the UK who pays your own membership subscription, you can claim back tax relief at your marginal rate (either 20% or 40%). For a renewal fee of £153, that’s either a £31 (20%) or £62 (40%) tax saving per year against the cost of your membership.
To obtain the tax benefit, you should make your claim:
- Using a Self-Assessment tax return if you already fill one in
- Online or by printing and posting form P87 if you don’t already fill in a tax return
- By phone if you’ve had a successful claim in a previous year and your expenses are less than £1,000 (or £2,500 for professional fees and subscriptions)
To Upgrade Your IOSH Membership Status
To upgrade your membership status, you will need to apply for upgrade to IOSH, stating the membership level you want to upgrade to attaching an updated copy of your CV and a good copy of your credentials. You can forward this in mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not sure that you are qualified for a particular membership level, IOSH can help you check. IOSH will check whether your qualifications and experience meet the requirements for other membership levels (Associate, Technical or Graduate membership). All you need to do is send an up to date copy of your CV along with your certificates for any relevant qualifications to: email@example.com. IOSH do not need your original documents – good quality copies are acceptable.
Once IOSH receive your application, they will then review your qualifications and experience to decide if you’re eligible for Associate, Technical or Graduate membership. They will let you know the outcome within six working weeks of receipt. You will remain in your current category of membership until IOSH confirm that your application to change category has been successful.
See the qualifications which meet the academic requirements for Associate/Technical (AIOSH/Tech IOSH) and Graduate (Grad IOSH) membership here