The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has received the Investors in People Silver Award in recognition for its management and development of its employees.

The assessment was based on a cross-section of interviews taken with employees within the Institution and carried out a set of 115 criteria exploring what it is like to work for the company.

A number of strengths were identified in the report, including employee respect and confidence in its leadership, clarity and understanding of IOSH’s strategy and vision, effective work-life balance practices and improvements in employee consultation, involvement and engagement.

Helen Metcalfe, Corporate Services Director at IOSH, said:

“Obtaining the Investors in People Silver Award is a fantastic achievement and one that everyone who works for IOSH has contributed towards in some way, and can be proud of. The new Silver Award provides external recognition that as an organisation and employer we adopt a positive approach to the management and development of our people. It was particularly satisfying that the assessment report also confirmed that the vast majority of IOSH employees think that the organisation is a great place to work.”

The Investors in People accreditation is recognised worldwide as a mark of excellence for workforce management and ensuring high performance.

In 1999, IOSH, the Chartered body for safety and health professionals was recognised as an Investor in People at the basic standard. After more than 15 years holding this title the company made the decision to strive for the higher Silver Award.

Metcalfe adds:

“We’re particularly proud that this achievement comes as IOSH celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2015.”