Certified Healthcare Safety Manager (CHSM.IIESMS)

Certified Healthcare Safety Manager (CHSM.IIESMS)


The Certified Healthcare Safety Manager (CHSM.IIESMS) credential from the Institute of Industrial Engineers & Safety Management Systems (IIESMS) is designed for individuals beginning their professional careers in health and safety management within healthcare settings, such as residential care homes or hospitals. This certification provides access to essential resources and support to help graduates transition from academic study to professional practice.

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have one of the following qualifications:

  • A QQI Level 5 qualification in a health and safety discipline.
  • An equivalent qualification recognised by IIESMS.
  • The National Council has the authority to waive the certificate requirement if an applicant has sufficient professional experience and meets the requirements of a competent person as defined within Irish legislation.

Professional Experience

Candidates must have at least one year of relevant experience in health and safety management within healthcare settings. This requirement ensures that candidates have practical exposure to the healthcare environment, enhancing their readiness for professional practice.

Professional Competence

Candidates must demonstrate competence in key areas, including:

  • Application of health and safety knowledge.
  • Effective communication.
  • Professional conduct and ethical practice.
  • Commitment to continuing professional development (CPD).

Professional Review

Candidates must submit a detailed application providing evidence of their qualifications and demonstration of competence. This process includes:

  • Submission of a detailed report outlining the candidate’s health and safety knowledge and how it meets the required competencies.
  • In some cases, IIESMS conducts a professional interview to assess the candidate’s knowledge and competencies.

Continued Professional Development (CPD)

Certified Healthcare Safety Managers must actively engage in CPD activities to maintain and enhance professional skills and knowledge. They must update their CPD records regularly to maintain their status and keep their skills, knowledge, and experience current.

Fees and Membership

Members who achieve Certified Healthcare Safety Manager status are entitled to use the designatory letters CHSM.IIESMS. The fees associated with the certification process include the following:

  • Registration: €15.00
  • Grade Review Fee: €75.00
  • Administration Fee: 20% of the total application process fee (on successful application – the registration fee is refunded)
  • Annual Subscription Rates: €145.00

Achieving the CHSM.IIESMS certification marks a significant milestone in a professional’s career. It offers recognition and credibility, providing opportunities for career advancement within healthcare safety management. Certified Healthcare Safety Managers play a critical role in ensuring the safety and security of healthcare settings, using their expertise to implement and maintain effective safety measures. This certification is an ideal starting point for graduates, offering a solid foundation for future professional growth and development.

Membership Application Form Healthcare Group

This form collects comprehensive information about your professional background, qualifications, and experience in facilities management. By providing accurate and detailed information, you help us assess your suitability for membership and determine the appropriate membership grade that reflects your expertise. Please ensure to complete all relevant sections and upload all necessary documents, such as certificates of qualification. This will greatly assist our membership committee in conducting a thorough review, and ultimately, in placing you in the most suitable category within the Healthcare Group. Thank you for your interest in joining IIESMS.

  • You must select the appropriate membership grade for your application to IIESMS. This selection should be based on your professional qualifications, experience, and expertise. The membership grades are designed to categorise members according to their level of proficiency and contributions to the field. Please carefully review the criteria for each membership grade and choose the one that best matches your background and accomplishments. This will help us accurately assess your application and place you in the most suitable grade within the IIESMS. Ensure that you provide detailed information and supporting documents, such as certificates of qualification, to substantiate your selection. If you have any questions or need assistance in determining the appropriate grade, please do not hesitate to contact our membership committee for guidance.
  • Please provide details of your membership in any other professional bodies. This information is crucial for us to gain a comprehensive understanding of your professional affiliations and standing within the industry.
  • Please provide any post-nominals you currently hold. These designations are important for us to understand your professional standing and qualifications.
  • Thank you for considering membership with the Institute of Industrial Engineers and Safety Management Systems (IIESMS). This will assist us in evaluating your application and determining how your background aligns with our objectives to advance industrial engineering and safety management practices. Our membership committee will carefully review your CV, and we will contact you to discuss your application further.
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    • Please upload your certificates of qualification as part of your application to join the Institute of Industrial Engineers and Safety Management Systems (IIESMS). These documents are essential for verifying your professional credentials and ensuring that your qualifications meet our membership standards. Our membership committee will review the certificates to validate your expertise and suitability for our institute. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to reviewing your application.
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      • You must submit a Statement of Purpose as part of your application to IIESMS). This document is essential for us to understand your motivations and professional goals. Your Statement of Purpose should include the following: 1. Introduction: Briefly introduce yourself and your current status (e.g., manager student, unemployed, or transitioning between roles). 2. Professional Goals: Explain your short-term and long-term goals. Describe how membership in IIESMS aligns with these goals. 3. Motivation for Joining IIESMS: Detail your reasons for seeking membership. Highlight specific resources, opportunities, or aspects of IIESMS that appeal to you. 4. Contribution to the Organisation: Discuss how you plan to contribute to IIESMS and the broader professional community. Mention any specific skills, experiences, or perspectives you bring that will benefit the organisation. 5. Conclusion: Summarise your key points.
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