OSHCR has been established in response to the Government’s Common Sense, Common Safety report, which recommended that all Health and Safety consultants should be accredited to a professional body and a web-based directory be established. The register aims to assist businesses to find advice on general health and safety management.
A network of professional bodies and stakeholders have worked together in partnership to develop this register, which has established a benchmark standard for safety consultants and help to raise the quality of advice being given to businesses.
This minimum standard has been set at a degree level qualification, at least two years experience and active engagement in a continuing professional development scheme.
Businesses can have confidence in choosing a health & safety consultant from the register, as they are bound by their professional body’s code of conduct and are committed to providing sensible and proportionate health and safety advice.