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JOIFF and Hazard Management

JOIFF deals with Fire Hazard Management. While the emphasis in fire hazard management is on prevention, protection and preparation of risk based scenarios, JOIFF members are also the first call officers / incident controllers at emergency incidents. Members, therefore, must be fully versed in all aspects of current fire, security, hazardous material and medical emergency response, and must be able to command operations involving fire and other emergency scenarios of all types varying from very minor incidents through to major catastrophic events.


JOIFF works to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding of emergency response personnel and to improve standards of safety and of the working environment in which industry / commerce operates, with the aim of ensuring that whether employed or contractual, personnel manage risks safely. The achievement of this aim will benefit not only emergency services personnel but also the industry in which they work and the community in which it operates.

JOIFF Membership

Membership of JOIFF is open to any Organisation which is a high hazard industry and / or has nominated personnel as emergency responders / hazard management team members who provide cover to industrial / commercial organisations. Organisations who do not fully comply with these requirements but who wish to support JOIFF in its work to achieve its aim are welcome to apply for Corporate Membership of JOIFF.

Membership of JOIFF offers the following:

  • Discussion Forum / Shared Learning
    JOIFF shares valuable information on the sectors of high hazard industry represented by its members through its Shared Learning email network, aimed to improve the level of knowledge of Emergency Responders in these sectors and to work to ensure that members benefit from the misfortunes of some to educate against the same mistakes being repeated. This network is also used by members who are seeking guidance and advice on particular matters. An archive of all this information is updated and available to Members on the JOIFF Members Area of the website through a password system. Further information on recognised Industry Practice is disseminated through the JOIFF quarterly Newsletter The Catalyst copies of which can be downloaded from the JOIFF website. On The Catalyst page of the website, there is an Index to allow ease of reference to subject matter that has been published since its first edition in March 2001.
  • Accredited Training
    JOIFF Accredited Training includes training courses and programmes specifically developed for the sectors in which JOIFF members operate, the location and facilities where the training will take place and the instructors who will present and assess the training. JOIFF training is competency based and is therefore increasingly site specific, building on core emergency response team competencies. Key to all JOIFF accredited training and personal development of emergency responders is an accredited system of assessment and verification to ensure competence which should be demonstrated on an on-going basis. All successful participants in JOIFF accredited training courses / programmes receive JOIFF accredited certificates of competence.
  • Technical Advisory Group
    When specific needs are identified, JOIFF provides guidelines, codes of practice and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to assist its Members in hazard management within their own sites. JOIFF provides input to regulatory authorities and other policy making organisations at local, national and international level on the nature and control of safety and other relevant issues in the sectors in which its members operate.

JOIFF works to serve the best interests of its Members’ Emergency Response personnel through the exchange of information and the generation of standards, codes of practice and standard operating procedures. This on-going process, called “The JOIFF Standard”, has become recognised Worldwide as Best Industry Practice. JOIFF invites any person / organisation who thinks that they can improve the JOIFF Standard, to contact us and tell us what they think we should be doing to enable JOIFF to raise the minimum levels of the JOIFF Standard.


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