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JOIFF – International Organisation for Industrial Emergency Services Management


JOIFF is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to developing the knowledge, skills, understanding and competence of Emergency Services Management, primarily in High Hazard Industry, by working to improve standards of safety and of the working environment in those sectors in which its members operate. JOIFF’s prime activity is Shared Learning to drive inherent safety, continuous risk reduction and safe management of residual risk in Industry.

The 4 pillars of JOIFF

  • Shared Learning – improving risk awareness amongst the members:

JOIFF’s Shared Learning email network, its quarterly Magazine “The Catalyst” and sections of the JOIFF website are aimed to improve the level of knowledge of emergency services personnel by providing information on developments in High Hazard Industry and to assist in ensuring that JOIFF Members benefit from the misfortunes of some to educate against the same mistakes being repeated. This network is also used by JOIFF Members who are seeking specific guidance and advice on particular job-related matters.

  • Accredited Training –operational preparedness in emergency response and crisis management:

JOIFF accredited training is a system of quality assurance, aimed at developing competence of emergency response personnel when dealing with potential accidents/incidents to which emergency responders will be required to respond within their Area Emergency Response Plan. JOIFF accreditation of training includes an examination of courses and programmes, the standards of instruction and the location and facilities where the training will take place. Key to all JOIFF accredited training is an accredited system of assessment and verification to ensure competence which should be demonstrated on an on-going basis. Successful participants in JOIFF accredited training courses/programmes receive JOIFF accredited certificates of competence issued by the JOIFF accredited Training Provider which provided the training.

  • Technical Advisory Group – improving standards of operational safety in the working environment:

Within the JOIFF Shared Learning knowledge base, JOIFF develops Guidelines on specific subjects to assist its Members in working to current levels of Good Industry Practice within their own sites and to ensure that emergency responders are well informed, competent and correctly equipped to deal with potential accidents/incidents to which they may be required to respond within their Area Emergency Response Plan. JOIFF works with Regulatory Authorities and other organisations at local, National and International level on the nature and control of safety and other issues relevant to the sectors in which its members operate.

  • Professional Affiliation – membership of a prestigious International organisation:

Being a member of JOIFF provides unique opportunities for networking and access to professionals who have similar challenges in their work through Conferences and other events. It also gives the prestige of being a member of a globally recognised organisation of emergency response.

JOIFF Membership

Full Members of JOIFF are organisations which are engaged in industry and/or have nominated personnel as emergency responders/hazard management team members who provide cover to industrial organisations. Commercial members of JOIFF are organisations that supply goods and/or services to Industry, primarily High Hazard Industry. There is an annual membership fee payable by JOIFF members.


Membership of JOIFF offers the following:

JOIFF Shared Learning network

All JOIFF member nominees are included in the JOIFF Shared Learning network.

 The Catalyst:

JOIFF’s quarterly magazine The Catalyst is a major source of information on important matters relating to emergency services management. Copies are available on line from the JOIFF website when published and a “hard copy” of each edition of The Catalyst is mailed to each JOIFF member free of charge.

 JOIFF Events:

JOIFF organises Shared Learning Conferences, Summits, online Seminars of short duration with subject matter experts on specific subjects across the range of Emergency Services Management. Membership Benefits include free registration for all JOIFF Shared Learning Conferences, Summits and online events.

JOIFF Website:

Copies of papers presented at JOIFF Shared Learning Conferences and other events are posted in the Members Area of the JOIFF website primarily for JOIFF members who cannot attend in person. JOIFF holds Shared Learning webcasts of short duration with subject matter experts on specific subjects with the facility to send in questions and receive answers live. JOIFF Guidelines on Good Industry Practice are available to members in the Members Area for free download and the Members Area includes an open Members Forum where members can raise issues that they would like to see discussed amongst the membership on-line.


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