The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) was established in 1975 as a professional body for health and safety practitioners. It was created to advance professional standards in accident prevention and occupational health throughout the world.
Over the last three decades IIRSM has grown from a collective group of UK health and safety professionals to a thriving International Institute spanning over 70 countries.
The Institute’s Objectives
The Institute’s main objective is to advance public education in accident prevention and occupational health in industry. To achieve this, the Institute:
Promotes research into accident prevention and occupational health and publishes the results
Encourages individuals to adopt health and safety best practice and help prevent accidents
Advises anyone entering the health and safety field to undertake training and obtain professional qualifications
Exchanges information with equivalent bodies throughout the world