Engr. Timothy C. Iwuagwu, FISPN, FISN
Welcome to ISPON
The Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON) is Nigeria’s focal point for safety standards and regulations. This is the only organization recognized by the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to regulate the practice of safety profession, as empowered by the ISPON Act 2014.
The mandates of the Institute, among other things, include regulating the practice of safety management, setting relevant safety standards, register persons and organizations that wish to practice safety professionals and maintain the Register of Safety Professionals in the country.
As contained in ISPON Act 2014, a safety professional is “any person qualified in an engineering discipline, occupational health sciences, environmental sciences or other scientist or specialist in a related discipline with an acceptable qualification who has acquired knowledge in the practice of safety management and whose name is in the register of the Institute.”
In line with the law, I hereby welcome you to join this prestigious Institute and be registered if you wish to practice safety in Nigeria. It is important to let you know that ISPON members are highly placed in the industries as they are valuable assets to their employers.
The Institute was established with the following objectives.
- Organize and provide professional training in the area of safety management.
- In collaboration with relevant government agencies, set standards of practice and determine the knowledge and skills to be acquired by persons seeking to register and practice as safety professionals and to improve on such standards from time to time.
- Do all such things as may be necessary to promote the advancement of safety profession in both the public and private sector of the economy.
The Institute was established by ISPON Act 2014 to regulate the practice of safety and set standards, among others functions. See the Act for more details.Download document
The General Policy Guidelines set out directives for...Download document
Register of Safety Professionals in Nigeria is prepared, maintained and published by ISPON.Download document
Functions and Powers of ISPON
Conduct examinations and award certificates and diplomas in the areas of safety management.
Advise employers on matters relating to qualifications for the practice of safety in Nigeria
Conduct research into all aspects of safety management.
Organize lectures, seminars, workshops and provide training for persons aspiring to qualify and practice as safety professionals;
Establish and maintain list of persons registered as safety professionals in Nigeria and publish from time to time those so registered;
Perform such other functions as may be necessary for the advancement of the Institute and the safety management profession in Nigeria.