IOSH announces gender pay gap reduction

FASET – the established trade association and training body for the safety netting and temporary safety systems industry – is please to share the following good news story from the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

IOSH has made progress in cutting its gender pay gap, the latest figures show.

The institute has voluntarily published its gender pay gap report for the second year in a row as part of its commitment to creating positive change.

Its 2022–23 report shows the gap for median hourly pay between women and men is down by 4 per cent when compared with the previous year.

Women's median hourly pay at IOSH is still 12.6 per cent lower than men's. This means that women earn 87p for every £1 earnt by men.

IOSH also monitors our ethnicity pay gap. Its median ethnicity pay gap is 14 per cent, meaning that people from minority ethnicities earn 86p for every £1 earnt by white colleagues.

Fayola Francis, IOSH's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Lead, said: "It is positive that we have managed to reduce the gender pay gap at IOSH. There is still more work to do as we aim to eliminate the gap in the coming years."


IOSH’s focus is on making all aspects of its recruitment process inclusive and accessible. This includes the language used, how roles are advertised and specifically asking about inclusion in interviews.

Its reverse mentoring scheme gives junior colleagues the chance to mentor leaders on what it is like to be under-represented in the workplace and beyond.

There is also a range of EDI learning and development opportunities offered to all staff, such as webinars, workshops and guidance packs.

Fayola added: "We will continue to track the impact of these initiatives using Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Benchmarks (GDEIB).

"This allows us to identify areas that need improvement and make evidence-based decisions on the best approach."

Full reports:

IOSH gender pay gap report, 2022–23

IOSH gender pay gap report, 2021–22

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