Whether you’ve been working in health and safety for some time, or if you’re just embarking on a career in safety, achieving CMIOSH (Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health) status is likely to be on your list of ambitions. To become CMIOSH qualified, you need to follow these steps:
1. Gain Relevant Experience: The first step is to gain relevant experience in health and safety management. This can be done through working in a health and safety role or by taking on health and safety responsibilities in your current job. Aim to accumulate a minimum of five years of experience in health and safety.
2. Obtain a Qualification: To become a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH), you need to hold a recognized health and safety qualification. Our recommended route to CMIOSH is NVQ Level 6 in Occupational Health and Safety.
3. Prepare for the CMIOSH Application: Once you have the required experience and qualification, you can start preparing for the CMIOSH application. This involves gathering evidence of your professional development, achievements, and contributions to the field of health and safety. The CMIOSH application is a detailed process that requires you to provide evidence of your skills, knowledge, and experience.
4. Submit the Application: Complete the CMIOSH application form and submit it to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Make sure to include all the required documents, such as copies of your qualification certificates, CV, and references.
5. Professional Review Interview: If your application is accepted, you will be invited to a professional review interview. This interview is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your competence and knowledge in health and safety management. Be prepared to discuss your experience, achievements, and contributions to the field.
6. Continuous Professional Development (CPD): As a CMIOSH, you are required to engage in continuous professional development to maintain your qualification. This involves attending seminars, workshops, conferences, and other relevant training events to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in health and safety.
If you’d like support from CMIOSH-qualified consultants, our team are here to help! We can guide you through the qualifications you’ll need to achieve your goals. Please contact us to get the ball rolling!