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.
Over 100 delegates attended USHA's Autumn Seminar held at the Royal York Hotel which looked at training and competency
The one day seminar focused on developing skills and abilities to identify training needs and design appropriate training, how to engage with those who are disengaged with health and safety, start a training needs analysis, develop an e-learning strategy and discover the advantages of 'blended learning'.
A full report with articles from speakers and delegates appears in the USHA Autumn newsletter
For seminar presentations click here
For seminar photographs click here
USHA has some exciting events coming up in the new year all of which will be publicised in detail in the coming months but here's a sneak preview:
The annual Spring Conference takes place 22nd - 24th April 2015 in Bournemouth and is themed around health and wellbeing .It will look at current Occupational Health working practices in our Universities and what works best: an in-house service, a shared service with the NHS or a contracted out arrangement. It will also look at changing our culture and behaviour to get healthy, work related stress and mental health awareness ,how building design can affect our health and helping students stay fit to study. This event is sponsored by Sevron - online safety software management.
In March the Specialist Estates Group is hosting a one day seminar in London, sponsored by HBE Risk Management, looking at the CDM regulations and also the issues with Asbestos
In June the Specialist Fire Group will be hosting its summer seminar in June in Newcastle.
Keep an eye on this website and on Hasnet for the full details in the coming months.