Previous Article Next Article IOSH is pleased to announce that at a meeting of the Privy Council held on26 June 2002, IOSH was granted a Royal Charter of Incorporation. The journey to reach chartered status, which began over 11 years ago, willbe completed when the charter formally comes into effect on 1 April 2003. The granting of the Royal charter will bring many benefits to theinstitution’s reputation and profile but will not mean a change in members’designatory letters. Similarly, the name of the institution will not changebecause of the Royal Charter. As some of you will be aware, IOSH is in the process of developing andimplementing a new corporate identity including a new, more modern logo, to beintroduced by April 2003 – the date of incorporation. The new letterheads to beused by the institution, are likely to read “IOSH – Incorporated by RoyalCharter”. Once formal incorporation comes into effect at the beginning of the newfinancial year, the legal status of IOSH will change from a company limited byguarantee to a Chartered organisation, to which all assets, liabilities andactivities will be transferred. IOSH’s charitable status, subject to approval by the Charity Commission,will be unaffected. The institution will still be subject to regulation andcontrol by the Charity Commission, but matters currently dealt with by theRegistrar of Companies will, in future, be overseen by the Privy Council. Nearer the time of incorporation, all members of IOSH will receive abrochure describing in greater detail the process and what it means for theenhanced status and reputation of the institution and the occupational healthand safety profession in general. Related posts:No related photos. Chartered status for IOSHOn 1 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.