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.

Fire Group Seminar 2016


Bookings are now open for the annual USHA Fire Seminar

7th – 8th June 2016 at the East Sussex National at Uckfield in East Sussex.

This year’s seminar will look at compliance and keynote speakers include :
Peter Mansi – Fire Investigations UK and International Association of Arson Investigators
Alistair Murray – Associate Director with the ARUP Group
Roy Smith – Dangerous Substance Control

The delegate ticket remains discounted by USHA and will only be £180 each.

Full details are on the events page.


USHA Spring Seminar 2016

spring conference 2016 montage

Over a hundred attended the 2016 Spring Conference held at the Hilton Hotel in Belfast. Delegates heard from a variety of speakers focusing on the theme of ‘pushing the boundaries: is health and safety the first or last piece of the jigsaw. They included Nicola Dandridge from UUK, Chris Kemp of the BBC, Dr Ryan Copeland International SOS and Keith Morrison HSE Northern Ireland. The 2016 chosen charity was the Cancer Research Trust linked to Queens University Belfast

Here are the conference presentations

Click here for the conference photographs


USHA Estates Seminar 2016

estates 2016 montage

Over 80 attended this year’s Estates Seminar, at the University of Liverpool in London , looking at health in construction. The opening address was from the Chair Elect of AUDE Trevor Humphreys and other key note speakers included Chris Lucas from HSE, Paul Verrico of Eversheds, Michael Lytrides Imperial College London  and Mike Slater of the BOHS Construction Breath Freely Campaign. The event was sponsored by Healthy Buildings International.