The Institute of Industrial Engineering and Safety Management Systems
We are the professional and qualifying body for those involved in Industrial Engineering, Fire and Safety Management Systems
Who We Are
The Institute of Industrial Engineering and Safety Management Systems (IIESMS) is a highly respected, non-profit organisation based in Ireland dedicated to promoting and supporting the professional fields of industrial engineering, sustainable engineering, fire safety, and occupational health and safety. As an advisor, advocate, and trainer, IIESMS works with engineering professionals from a wide range of organisations worldwide, providing them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their careers.
One of the critical areas of focus for IIESMS is sustainable engineering, which involves integrating environmental, social, and economic considerations into the design and development of engineering systems and products. By promoting sustainable practices and technologies, IIESMS is committed to helping its members create safer, healthier, and more sustainable workplaces.
In addition to providing a wide range of educational programs, IIESMS is also an awarding body in its own right. This means the organisation can “give awards” or “award qualifications” to individuals who have completed specific programs or courses. While many programs and courses in Ireland lead to Irish credentials, IIESMS also offers non-Irish honours, such as awards from international organisations or national awards from other countries.
Ultimately, IIESMS aims to help its members achieve the highest levels of professional excellence and contribute to the engineering industry’s overall success and sustainability.
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What We Do
What is Industrial Engineering
Industrial engineering is a field of engineering that focuses on optimising complex systems and processes, particularly in manufacturing and production environments. Industrial engineers work to improve efficiency, reduce waste and cost, and increase quality and productivity in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, and transportation. Some of the critical areas of focus for industrial engineers might include:
- Designing and improving production processes and systems
- Analysing and improving workflow and logistics
- Developing and implementing new technologies and automation systems
- Evaluating and improving the use of materials, energy, and other resources
- Conducting time and motion studies to optimise work processes
- Developing and implementing quality control and continuous improvement programs
- Managing projects and teams
Overall, industrial engineering aims to design and improve systems and processes to maximise efficiency and effectiveness while minimising waste and cost. Therefore, industrial engineers often work closely with other professionals, such as mechanical engineers and computer scientists, to design and implement complex systems and technologies.
What are Fire and Safety Management Systems
Fire and safety management systems are designed to prevent and mitigate fire risks and other safety hazards in a particular facility or location. These systems typically include a combination of technologies, processes, and procedures that are put in place to help reduce the likelihood of fires and other accidents and minimise the impact of such incidents when they occur. Some of the critical components of a fire and safety management system might include the following:
- Fire detection and alarm systems: These are systems designed to detect a fire’s presence and alert people in the area so they can evacuate.
- Fire suppression systems: These are designed to extinguish or prevent fires from spreading. Examples might include sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, and other fire suppression technologies.
- Emergency evacuation procedures: These procedures are put in place to ensure that people in the facility can safely evacuate in the event of a fire or other emergency.
- Training and drills: These programs are designed to educate people about responding to fires and other emergencies and practising emergency procedures in a controlled environment.
- Maintenance and inspection: Regular maintenance and inspection of fire and safety systems and equipment are essential to ensure that they are functioning correctly and are ready to respond in the event of an emergency.
- Fire risk assessment: A fire risk assessment is a process that involves evaluating the potential risks of fire in a particular facility or location and identifying measures that can be taken to reduce or eliminate those risks. The goal of a fire risk assessment is to identify any potential sources of ignition, such as faulty electrical wiring or open flames, and to put in place measures to prevent fires from starting or to minimise the impact of fires when they do occur, to conduct a fire risk assessment, a trained professional will typically visit the facility and evaluate a variety of factors.
Overall, fire and safety management systems are essential to any facility’s risk management strategy and can help ensure that the facility is safe for people to work and visit.
What is Sustainable Engineering
Sustainable engineering is a field that focuses on designing and developing systems, products, and technologies that are environmentally friendly and socially responsible while also being economically viable. It involves integrating environmental, social, and economic considerations into the design and development of engineering systems and products, intending to minimize adverse environmental impacts and promote the long-term sustainability of natural resources.
Sustainable engineering covers various topics and applications, including renewable energy, sustainable transportation, green building design, waste management, water resource management, and eco-friendly product design.
Some fundamental principles of sustainable engineering include reducing energy consumption, minimizing waste and pollution, using natural resources efficiently, and promoting environmentally friendly materials and technologies.
Overall, the goal of sustainable engineering is to create a more sustainable future by designing and developing systems and products that meet the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
The mission of our professional engineering body is to advance the science, technology, and practice of engineering for the benefit of society. We strive to promote and maintain the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct among our members and to serve as a resource for the public, policymakers, and industry. Through our commitment to continuous learning, collaboration, and innovation, we aim to shape a sustainable future and enhance the quality of life for all people.
A professional engineering body that advances promotes, and unites professions internationally with the following vision:
- To be an inclusive organisation representing the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of industrial engineers, fire safety engineers and safety management professionals worldwide.
- To work towards the professional development of its members, providing them with the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to succeed in their careers.
- To advocate for the value of industrial engineering and safety management in industry and society, highlighting the critical role these professionals play in improving efficiency, productivity, and safety.
- Establish partnerships and collaborations with other organisations, institutions, and industry stakeholders to advance the profession and its impact on the global stage.
- To operate in a sustainable manner that does not compromise the environment for future generations, recognizing the need for responsible resource management and reducing the negative impact of industrial activity on the planet.
News & Events
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Who We Work With
The Irish Government has granted IIESMS the right to make a nomination to the Industry and Commerce panel of the Irish Senate; IIESMS is often consulted for input to government-industry white papers
In more recent years, the IIESMS has taken an active role and partnered in many European Union-funded projects