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Health & Safety as a profession

There are a number of different criteria that are required by candidates when looking for health and safety jobs. The health and safety industry is an expanding sector where many opportunities will be available to the right person. The recognised qualifications / accreditations for health and safety professionals are from the following bodies;

NEBOSH National Examination Board for Occupational Safety and Health
IOSH Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
BSC British Safety Council
TUC Trade Union Council
   
Professional Membership explained
CFIOSH Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
CMIOSH Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
Grad IOSH Graduate Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
Tech IOSH Technician Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
AIOSH Affiliate member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
MIOSH Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
FIOSH Fellow of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
DipSM British Safety Council Diploma in Safety Management
MIIRSM Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management
AIIRSM Associate Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management
IEMA Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment
RMaPS Registered Member of the Association for Project Safety
MaPS Member of the Association for Project Safety
 
Do I need a work permit?

As a Non-EU national if you wish to obtain a work permit without having first obtained a job offer and sponsorship from a UK company, we suggest you contact UK Working who can provide preliminary advice and assistance, visit their website at www.ukworking.com

Nationals from the following countries do not need a work permit to take up employment in the UK:
Austria, France, Latvia, Poland, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece, Lithuania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Denmark, Iceland, Malta, Spain, Estonia, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Norway & Switzerland.

European Community law grants EEA nationals a right to live and work in the United Kingdom. This is called a right of residence. For more information on immigration to the UK take a look at the website of the British Home Office at www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Nationals from the following new member states; Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic who find a job in the United Kingdom are required to apply to register with the Home Office under the new 'Worker Registration Scheme' as soon as they find work. Nationals from Malta and Cyprus will have full free movement rights and are not required to obtain a workers registration certificate.