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.

Here are the Association's objectives

The USHA Fire Seminar 14th – 15th June 2017 Cardiff

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The theme this year is ‘Fire Safety Management’ and will cover a range of topics including: BS 9999, legal compliance ,the role of fire safety management, water mist systems,PAS 7 and external accreditation, disabled evacuation, fire warning systems and multi occupied buildings.

The seminar will also be hearing about the fire risk challenges of historic buildings from English Heritage as well as collaborative working from the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

It promises to be an exciting event with an all-time record number of exhibitors supporting the seminar with new stalls products and services for you to explore.

This two day event includes a Networking Dinner with the after dinner speaker being the TV celebrity ,comedian and mind reader David Meade.

Please note delegate bookings have now closed.The programme and accommodation details are here.

The USHA Estates Seminar 11th July 2017 London

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 The theme this year is Statutory Compliance and sessions will cover: Safety leadership; workplace safety; legionella compliance & lessons learnt from the London Olympics; HV/LV Compliance; HSE on CDM compliance and news on the CLOCS Project – construction, logistics and community safety.

This event is exceptional value at just £99 for the day and the full programme and booking details can be found here.


Record numbers at Spring 2017 Conference

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Record numbers attended this year’s Spring Conference held at the Hilton City Hotel Leeds. It looked at ‘ New Horizons in Higher Education: meeting the health and safety challenges’. Speakers covered wide ranging topics from the legal implications leaving the EU, the HSE’s expectations for the future, an ageing workforce and generational issues, having flexibility to encourage growth and emergency planning at critical incidents.

The Gala dinner was held in the Great Hall at the University of Leeds with delegates being entertained by comic impressionist Alistair McGowan.

Here are the conference presentations and photographs

Spring 2017 Photos (Dropbox)

Spring 2017 Presentations (Dropbox)