The Universities Safety and Health Association (USHA) promotes safety and health in higher education ensuring the wellbeing of university staff, students and visitors.

It produces statistical analysis of the sector’s H&S performance, runs events seminars and conferences, and publishes professional standards and guidance documents.

USHA leads the way with consultation and lobbying on national policies on the world stage, and offers members a community of support, knowledge sharing and networking.

USHA's Autumn Seminar

USHA Autumn Seminar

This year we're putting the spotlight on training with a the seminar called 'Confident Competencies'

It's on the 25th September in York.

Sessions will include how to blend face to face and e-learning, the pros and cons of developing your own e-learning strategy, first-hand experience of developing a training needs analysis, how you engage the disengaged, and a practical session on how to deliver training.

The venue is right next door to the York railway station.

Trains from London’s Kings Cross take just 1 hour 50 minutes; from Manchester 1 hour 15 minutes; from Birmingham 2 hours 9 minutes and from Edinburgh 2 hours 28 minutes

To find out more about this exciting programme and how to book go to www.training.usha-seminar.org.uk

USHA Conference 2014


New beginnings at the USHA Annual Conference

USHAs 42nd Spring Conference at the Watford Hilton Hotel heralded the start for a number of things:

  • USHA volunteers to be part of the Diamond Efficiency Review - a move welcomed by Professor Sir Ian Diamond at conference
  • New Executive Board members and Officers were duly elected
  • The Exhibitors Loyalty Card proves a hit and Jennifer Harman wins the prize draw and a bottle of bubbly
  • President of the Students Union in Hertfordshire is a guest speaker
  • USHA donates to the Student Hardship Fund
  • TV celebrity Peter Dr Dance Lovatt revealed why 'two of everything' is so important!
  • The big 'Art Reveal' reflected on 'better for less' with Graphic illustrator Joel Cooper


Click here to see all the photos from conference:



The Government Response to the HSE Triennial Review has been published on the Gov.uk website: view it here.

The new 2014 Guidance for adventurous activities (BS1 8848) is published.

Knowledge of the British standard is important to anyone organising, or taking part in, an overseas venture.

Click here to view the leaflet telling you about the changes Guidance in full.

If your Institution has a subscription to BSI you can download the full guidance online.

USHA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Association for Project Safety. Find out more here.

The 2013 Accident Statistic Results are published. 76% of members took part.

The full table details plus a breakdown of comparison results in the Russell, Queen, Teeside, former 1994, as well as Arts Group can be found here.

Here are the results of the membership training survey as part of USHA’s new initiative to support your training & development needs. The Training Specialist Group is chaired by Marion Richards at Queen Mary University London.

There is a vacancy for a Director of Safety at the University of Leicester
For details see job vacancies on the University's website at:-

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