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Finding a health and safety consultant

The Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR) is a register of consultants who can offer advice to UK businesses to help them manage health and safety risks. It’s a register of consultants who:

  • are certified professionals who have a status recognised by their professional body
  • have valid insurance
  • are up-to-date on the latest standards and developments

Find a consultant on the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register

If you can’t find the help you need using OSHCR, there are organisations that can assist you. They include:

  • trade associations
  • safety groups
  • trade unions
  • local councils
  • health and safety training providers
  • health and safety equipment suppliers

Some of the organisations that can help you are listed below. Please note, neither the HSE or myself can guarantee the accuracy of information on sites that we do not manage; nor should the inclusion of a hyperlink be taken in itself to mean endorsement by us of the site, the site owner or any content to which it points.

Organisation and website link


Specialist topic/industry

The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC)

Trade association for acoustic, noise and vibration consultancy practices in the UK.


British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)

Provides information, expertise and guidance in the recognition, control and management of workplace health risks.


The British Psychological Society

Representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK


British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF)

UK trade body within the safety industry


International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)

Independent, educational charity providing practical support to everyone involved in managing risks.


The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

Organisation providing member services and campaigning on behalf of all physiotherapy staff and the physiotherapy profession.


Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF)

Professional society for ergonomists, human factors specialists, and those involved in user-centred design.


The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Engineering institution with members in the UK and many other countries.


The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS)

Charity that promotes the advancement of environmental health.

Environmental health

Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed)

Represents the UK independent engineering inspection and certification industry.


The Society of Occupational Health Nursing

Nursing union and professional body.


British Safety Council

Organisation that aims to reduce risk, prevent injuries and promote health and well-being in the workplace.


Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)

The membership and awarding body for the environmental health sector.

Environmental Health

Make UK

Provides business support for UK manufacturing and engineering.

Manufacturing and engineering