Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR)

OSHCR is the UK’s largest online register of chartered health and safety consultants from every industry. Members of the register are qualified to advise businesses on health and safety issues across many specialisms.

If you are a health and safety consultant, OSHCR makes you discoverable online. It offers a platform for you to promote your portfolio to new clients and generate work. And if you are a business searching for an accredited consultant, OSHCR will connect you.

OSHCR is governed by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) – the world’s largest membership body for safety and health professionals.

All consultants listed on the register meet strict training, competence and professional practice criteria. This means that when hiring an OSHCR professional, businesses can be confident they are receiving high quality health and safety advice.

Search for a consultant by location, industry, professional body or topic in order to find tailored advice, relevant to specific business or project needs.


OSHCR was established in 2012 by a network of professional bodies to raise and maintain standards in the occupational safety and health profession, and make it easier for businesses and qualified practitioners to connect. OSHCR provides the answer to the Government’s Common Sense, Common Safety 2010 report, which recommended that:

  • All health and safety consultants be accredited to a professional body.
  • A web-based directory of accredited health and safety consultants be created.

Use the links below to learn more about OSHCR and get information on how to join the register as a consultant or a business:

Browse Consultants
How to join
Code of Conduct
Payment information
Terms and conditions

Approving Bodies

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health is the Chartered body for health and safety. We’re the biggest professional body for health and safety in the world. Our members work in organisations in every sector of the economy, advising directors and managers on protecting millions of working people. IOSH was founded in 1945 and is a registered charity.

More about IOSH …

IIRSM is a professional membership body that provides recognition, information, support and enhancement for health and safety professionals and specialist members related to the health and safety field.

The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) were established in 1975 as a professional body for health and safety practitioners. It was created to advance professional standards in accident prevention and occupational health throughout the world.

More about IIRSM …

BOHS – The Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection – is one of the major international scientific societies in occupational hygiene. As a learned and professional society, established for over 60 years, it provides internationally recognised qualifications, scientific conferences, membership services and the world leading research journal ‘The Annals of Occupational Hygiene’.

More about BOHS …

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is a registered charity and the professional voice for environmental health. It sets standards, accredits courses and qualifications for the education of members and other environmental health practitioners.

More about CIEH …

The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) was established in 1949 as the Ergonomics Research Society (and, later, to become, the Ergonomics Society). We achieved Chartered status in 2015.  We are an international organisation for professionals dedicated to designing systems of work which optimise human well-being and overall system performance.

More about CIEHF …

The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (the Institute) has been in existence for over 135 years and has around 1,200 members the majority of whom are Environmental Health Officers working in that capacity for Scottish local authorities, however, an increasing number are working in other agencies, private organisations, consultancies and self employment.

More about REHIS …

Partners in the Scheme

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness. It acts in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces.

HSE’s work covers a varied range of activities including shaping and reviewing regulations, producing research and statistics and enforcing the law.



HSENI (The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland) is the lead body responsible for the promotion and enforcement of health and safety at work standards in Northern Ireland.

HSENI shares this responsibility with the 26 District Councils, working together to fulfill the following five objectives, as detailed on the HSENI website:

  • To provide the highest standards of service delivery at the regional level.
  • To promote key workplace health and safety messages and themes to targeted sectors and groups.
  • To communicate appropriate, timely and practical workplace health and safety information and advice.
  • To improve compliance with health and safety standards through inspection and investigation activities.
  • To ensure that an effective and up-to-date health and safety at work regulatory framework is maintained.



NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) is the primary examination board for vocational health and safety qualifications.

NEBOSH courses are delivered by accredited course providers in 33 countries around the world.


British Safety Council

The British Safety Council is a leading health and safety organisation providing services and training to companies and safety practitioners in over 50 countries.



The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) is the UK’s leading trade body within the safety industry.  It has over 160 members including manufacturers, distributors, test houses, certification bodies, safety professionals and service providers.


The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) has been at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world for almost 100 years.

They promote safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home and through safety education.