JOIFF – International Organisation for Industrial Emergency Response and Fire Hazard Management
JOIFF is an organisation dedicated to developing the knowledge, skills and understanding of emergency response personnel who respond to incidents primarily in High Hazard Industry, with the aim of ensuring that whether employed or contractual, personnel manage risks safely. Full members are organisations which are involved in the high hazard industry and/or have nominated personnel as emergency responders who provide cover to high hazard industrial organisations. Organisations not fully complying with these requirements but who wish to support JOIFF are welcome to apply for Corporate Membership.
The 3 Pillars of JOIFF:
Exchange of information aimed at improving risk awareness amongst the members
JOIFF’s Shared Learning email network is aimed to improve the level of knowledge of its members’ emergency responders 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 job related matters. Further information is disseminated through the quarterly Newsletter The Catalyst copies of which can be downloaded from the JOIFF website. An archive of all this information is updated and available to Members on the password protected Members’ Area of the JOIFF website.
A system of quality assurance of training that enhances operational preparedness in emergency response and crisis management
This is a system of quality assurance of training that enhances operational preparedness in emergency response and crisis management.
JOIFF accredited training is competency based, aimed at developing competence of emergency response personnel when dealing with potential accidents/incidents on and off the site to which the emergency responder will be required to respond within their Site Emergency Plan.
JOIFF accredited training includes an examination of courses and programmes, the standards of instruction including instructors and the location and facilities where the training will take place. All successful participants in JOIFF accredited training courses/programmes receive JOIFF accredited certificates of competence issued by the JOIFF accredited Training Provider.
Technical Advisory Group
Raising the quality of safety standards in the working environment of High Hazard Industry
This raises the quality of safety standards in the working environment of High Hazard Industry
JOIFF develops guidelines, codes of practice and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to assist its Members in hazard management within their own sites. JOIFF also 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 of high hazard industry in which its members operate.