Vision and Goals


Going beyond ordinary standards


To provide simple,  factual,  meaningful,  applicable,  defendable, evidence-based standards


Inclusiveness,  trust, continuous improvement, unwavering commitment  and  public service

The IRIA is an inclusive, application based, standards, certification and accreditation body that designs, develops and delivers proven, professional, meaningful, applicable, defensible and common-sense-driven services to individuals in the occupational safety and public safety worlds.

The foundations of the IRIA’s services are based on a researched, quantified and fact / evidence based information that has been developed into international body of knowledge by court recognized, subject matter experts into simple, meaningful, applicable Standards.  This ensures that its services unconditionally support all the IRIA stakeholders

IRIA Goals

  • Develop a quantified, Risk Based Standards System, using ISO protocols that support and can integrate with other regional, national and industry standards.
  • Support and enhance the professionalism of instructors and participating bodies such as agencies and entities.
  • Implement a process approach to quality management systems thereby insuring the IRIA is at the cutting edge of subject matter disciplines.
  • Implement robust document and records management principles to insure transparency and accountability.
  • Make the IRIA data bases fully accessible to any country in the world, to any individual and/or agency that has access to the internet.
  • Expand the membership, subject matter expertise, and operational areas of the IRIA.
  • Reduce/eliminate liability to bodies and instructors by ensuring quality managements principles are adhered to.

Policy and Procedure

The IRIA functions in a structured environment through standard, professional, policy and procedure protocols.

Policy or “spirit of intent” is the guide for decision making in the IRIA.

Procedures are step by step processes for how to achieve stated policies.

Policies and procedures are amended regularly as part of the IRIA’s continuous improvement process, within the IRIA’s Quality Management system. These are readily available to the membership of the IRIA through its web based format.

Code of Conduct

The IRIA Code of Conduct is a set of rules outlining the responsibilities and proper practices individuals are required to follow as members of the IRIA.

This Code articulates the standard professional behaviors expected of members, including their responsibilities regarding the IRIA, their craft, their customers, clients and service users.

The Code of Conduct is available on the IRIA membership web site. Members agree to abide by this Code of Conduct as a prerequisite for membership.

ISO Accreditation

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards regulatory bodies, with the responsibility of developing international standards criteria and standards. This is implemented through various technical committees.

The IRIA Strategic Plan calls for implementation and subsequent accreditation to applicable ISO standards. The IRIA Advisory Board has directed that implementation of ISO 9001:2008 – Quality Management Systems be the first priority.

The IRIA Strategic Plan also calls for further ISO standards alignment in the future relating to:

  • Records Management
  • Risk Management- principles and guidelines

The strategic plan for the IRIA is full implementation of ISO standards in these and other critical operational areas.