No, there is no currently no register of health and safety consultants or advisors in Ireland.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the Chartered body for health and safety professionals with 46,000 + members as of 2018. All Health and Safety Consultants / Advisors operating commercially should hold the appropriate IOSH Membership. As they should be qualified to Degree level they should be minimum Grad IOSH members or CMIOSH or CFIOSH Members who are Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners.
A Health and Safety Consultant / Advisor should hold as a minimum a Diploma level qualification in Health and Safety practice. They should furnish a copy of their qualifications upon request to the client. They should also have further expertise / certification in additional areas where appropriate.
A competent Insurance broker can guide a Health and Safety Consultant / Advisor but generally the following apply.
Professional Indemnity Insurance
Public Liability Insurance
Employer Liability Insurance.
A Health and Safety Consultant / Advisor should have experience in your particular industry, There are some Health and Safety Consultants / Advisors who just operate in a particular sector such as the corporate or construction sector to take some examples. Some Health and Safety Consultants / Advisors operate in multiple sectors.
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