What is the OSHCR?

The OSHCR was first established in 2011 in response to the Government’s ‘Common Sense, Common Safety’ report which recommended that all OSH consultants be accredited to professional bodies and that a web-based directory be established.

Following analysis from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which confirmed the value of a robust register of OSH consultants that allows the business community (particularly SMEs) to find trusted and proportionate advice, those organisations that formed OSHCR reviewed its purpose, governance and operation.

The outcome of that review is that all parties involved have agreed that OSHCR will come under IOSH and so enable it to benefit from the IOSH infrastructure.

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), a charity and international professional body for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH, has been asked to take on the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register Ltd (OSHCR) as one of its companies and help make it a more widely recognised source of competent, independent and proportionate OSH advice.

The new OSHCR structure is focused on setting new standards of health and safety advice, robustly guaranteeing the quality of service given by all consultants on the register. Each registered consultant is required by their own professional body to maintain particular ethical and professional standards, while the register gives assurance that consultants are certified professionals who hold chartered-level (or equivalent) membership within their professional body and are committed to on-going professional development. Service improvements to support Consultants that are customers of OSHCR are planned for introduction over the coming 12 months. Users can search OSHCR (www.oshcr.org) for a consultant by location, industry or topic, helping to ensure they find the right consultant for their business needs.

Managing Director of Complisafe Limited Rob Anderson can be found on the OSHCR register.

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