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 safety and occupational health consultants who meet the eligibility criteria can apply to join the register from that date.  Those who apply before 30 April 2011 will benefit from a discounted application fee.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).  It is designed to help businesses find well-qualified and experienced consultants able to give good quality advice.  

OSHCR registration is voluntary and open to individuals who provide commercial advice on general health and safety management issues; and who have achieved at least one of the following:

  • Chartered status with REHIS (Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland) with health and safety qualifications;  Chartered status with CIEH (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health);Chartered status with IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) or 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). See attached pre-registration document for more details and go to for FAQs