International Institute of Risk and Safety Management
The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) is an international professional organization for health and safety practitioners, based in the United Kingdom. It was established in 1975 and has the status of a company limited by guarantee and is registered with the Charity Commission. It has over 8000 members in over 60 countries. It publishes a members' newsletter and organizes meetings.
There are five levels of membership for qualified health and safety practitioners.
Fellow (FIIRSM) By application after 5 years at Member level.
Member (MIIRSM) Requires a recognised diploma or equivalent qualification (NQF Level 6 or above) and relevant experience as a safety practitioner.
Associate (AIIRSM) Requires a recognised certificate or equivalent qualification (NQF Level 3) and relevant experience as a safety practitioner.
Affiliate For those involved in accident prevention and occupational health and safety but who do not qualify for a designated grade of membership, or are in a related discipline.
Student For those working towards the qualifications for Associate or Member.
In addition there is a Specialist stream for ancillary professions giving the post nominal SIIRSM (equivalent to MIIRSM) or SFIIRSM (equivalent to FIIRSM).