Our Faculties operate professional membership schemes, offering different membership categories to demonstrate the level of expertise and experience.
The benefits of joining a Faculty as a member include:
Recognition of competence and commitment
To become a member of a BOHS Faculty, you will need to meet the standards for good practice and show your commitment to ongoing professional development. With every grade of Faculty membership, we require specific qualifications and experience to prove your competency and achievements.
Evidence of expertise
Membership of the Faculty shows your peers and the public that you have spent time acquiring qualifications and developing skills, knowledge and understanding within your field.
Demonstration of a professional attitude and work ethic valued by employers and customers
Faculty post-nominal demonstrates a commitment to professional standards and enhancing competence. Progression through membership categories proves that you have a positive attitude and drive to succeed within the profession. Employers and customers highly value these attributes.
Attestation of Credibility and Conduct
All Faculty members are expected to abide by the BOHS Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics provides a benchmark for clients, employers, other professionals and members of the general public, and ensures that members act in such a way that the protection and preservation of worker health remain their paramount responsibility at all times.
Improved career prospects and employability
Professional membership shows employers that you are committed to the profession, maintaining and enhancing the knowledge, skills and competence. Industry recognised title will lead to wider employment opportunities, career progression and promotion.
Higher earning potential
Employing qualified and competent employees brings benefits to your employer through increased customer confidence, leading to winning more contracts and revenue. This allows employers to pay higher remuneration.
Developing confidence and self-esteem
Respondents to member surveys cite personal development and self-esteem as key drivers to professional progression. Membership is achieved through rigorous competence and commitment to the profession, which brings a great sense of achievement and credibility, boosting self-esteem and confidence.
Greater influence in the industry across the world
The BOHS membership and the Faculty post-nominal letters are respected internationally and connect you to a global network of professionals in occupational hygiene. This offers opportunities for involvement in influential activities such as conferences, events, meetings and campaigns across the globe.