Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Global Partnerships of SAFE Center 

- 2018/10/16

Global Partnerships of the Center 

Partnerships with global entities specialized in the field of safety and security and the management of risks and crises are one of the most important strategic objectives of SAFE Center. That is why the Center has included in its priorities the building of partnerships and development of cooperation mechanisms with related entities, domestically and overseas. The Center succeeded, in a short period of time, to obtain certifications from global organizations and institutes, the most important of which are perhaps the following: 

International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM

The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) was established in 1975 as an independent, nonprofit institution that offers practical support and provides practical resources as well as backing, consultancy, and education to everyone involved in managing risk and safety for the benefit of people, society, governments, and business. IIRSM was established to upgrade occupational standards in accident prevention and occupational health worldwide. It is headquartered in London, UK, with branches in more than 70 countries.  

Vision of IIRSM 

Having members qualified to lead the way in the management of risk, safety, and health for the benefit of people and business. 

Mission of IIRSM  

That IIRSM becomes the preferred option for risk management professionals through providing the support necessary to all members worldwide, and building partnerships aiming at promoting education, training, and cooperation at all levels. 

Functions and Objectives 

  • Ensuring international recognition for our members as well as documenting their status, knowledge, and skills. 
  • Providing practical and available opportunities to access education and necessary resources as well as community outreach opportunities that would allow our members to have a leading role in making and implementing integrated risk policies. 
  • Working cooperatively and creating useful partnerships to assist in the advancement of this profession.  
  • Promoting an environment in which our members would feel that they have value and that they possess opportunities to develop themselves professionally and to enhance their skills.  
  • Providing high-quality products and services and offering distinction in customer services and governance.  

The partnership and cooperation agreement with IIRSM stipulates the following: 

IIRSM is pleased to cooperate with the Center for Safety, Risk and Crisis Management (SAFE), and it has approved to grant it the following (certificates in the appendix):  

  • A three-year membership.  
  • A three-year training organization certification.  
  • A certification for the following training courses and executive diplomas: 
    • Risk Awareness 
    • Risk Management
    • Safety and Risk Management  
    • Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Management for Health Care Specialists
    • Executive Diploma in Health and Safety in the Field of Construction  
    • Executive Diploma in Professional Safety and Risk Management  
    • Annual license to give the IIRSM Course on Risk Management  

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) 

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is one of the world’s leading professional organizations for those responsible for occupational safety and health (OSH) at the workplace.  

IOSH was established in 1945, and is headquartered in Leicester, UK. It is an independent, nonprofit institution that sets occupational standards; supports and develops members; provides certified consultation and guidance on issues of safety and health. It is also considered the largest professional organization for professionals, connecting more than 46,000 members in more than 120 countries by resources, guidance, events, and training in the field of safety and health.   

The objective of IOSH is to shape a new world where work is safe and healthy for everyone who works every day.  

IOSH’s main role: Supporting professionals in the field of OSH.  

IOSH performs its pivotal role through providing technical and technological support as well as consultation and training for the safety and health professionals working at institutions and companies of every size. For OSH as a profession, IOSH represents a voice that is stable, independent, and trusted, at the highest levels.  

Main Functions of IOSH  

  1. Technological support.   
  2. Research.
  3. Providing consultation. 
  4. Training.  

The agreement of partnership and cooperation with IOSH stipulates the following:  

IOSH is pleased to cooperate with the Center for Safety, Risk and Crisis Management (SAFE), and it has approved to grant it the following (certificates in the appendix): 

Annual licenses as a certified training organization for the following courses: 

  • Managing Safely 
  • Working Safely 
  • Leading Safely  
  • Fire Safety for Managers  
  • Fire Safety Awareness 
  • Environment for Business