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

USHA 2017 Spring conference

25th – 27th April 2017 Hilton City Hotel Leeds

2017 conference

The theme is New Horizons in Higher Education: Meeting the Health and Safety Challenges and it will look at the new horizons in higher education and health and safety’s role in securing continued success.

Sessions include:

  • a Chancellors view of Health & Safety
  • expectations for the future
  • dealing with an ageing workforce
  • a review of the strategic role of Health and Safety
  • the legal implications leaving the EU
  • corporate Health & Safety versus a modern academic institution
  • having the flexibility to encourage growth
  • the latest on emergency planning and critical incidents

We will also be hearing from Malcolm Brown MBE British Triathlon Performance Coach on building the dream.

The Gala Dinner is in the Great Hall at the University of Leeds with after dinner speaker celebrity impressionist, and comic Alistair McGowan.

Find out more visit : www.usha-conference.org.uk

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

fire seminar 2017

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.

For this two day event the delegate ticket price is just £199 which includes the Networking Dinner with the after dinner speaker being the TV celebrity ,comedian and mind reader David Meade.

The programme, accommodation and booking details are here.

The USHA Estates Seminar 11th July 2017 London

usha estates 2017

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