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 Estates Seminar 11th July 2017 London

usha estates 2017

Bookings are now closed.

 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.


Fire Safety Management  the focus topic at USHAs annual Fire Seminar

Fire Seminar 2017 website min2

USHA members met at the Mercure Hotel Cardiff to look at Safety Management within the sector.

Topics covered included BS 9999 2017;PAS7;the fire risk challenges in historic buildings and collaborative working with Fire and Rescue Services.

There was a record attendance of delegates, the highest in the last 7 years, as well as scores of new exhibitors who supported the event.

One of the highlights was the networking dinner with TV Celebrity David Meade.


Here are the conference presentations and photographs

Fire Seminar 2017 Cardiff Photos (Dropbox)

Fire Seminar 2017 Cardiff Presentations (Dropbox) 


Record numbers at Spring 2017 Conference

spring2017montage 2

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).