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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.

Conference Programme

USHA'S 43rd Spring Conference 2015 : a healthier future in higher education.

This is a 3 day event open to USHA and HEOP members and sponsored by Sevron - online safety management specialists

It has attracted leading speakers in their field and relevant to the sector plus UK and overseas Institutions keen to share some innovative projects.

Conference sessions include:

- The Governments agenda on its 'Health & Work' policy

- Rethinking stress in the workplace

- The burden of occupational cancer

- How building design affects our physical and mental health

- The Fit Note and returning to work

- Reviewing mobile working and challenging if interface environments are good for our health

- An awareness of mental health problems now affecting 1 in 4 people

- Evaluating students fitness to study

Keynote speakers include:

- David Frost CBE, Chair of the LEP Network and co-author of 'Health at Work'

- Peter Kelly HSE, Psychologist

- Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of MIND

- Kevin Friery, Clinical Director from Right Management Workplace Wellness

- Dr Jennifer Lunt, from the Health and Safety Laboratory

- Mandi Barron, Executive Officer AMOSSHE ( Student services)

- Karen Cregan, Wellbeing & Engagement Network Initiative

- Philip Watson, UK Design Director Atkins Global

- Hugo Bos, Chair of the Dutch Ergonomics Society


Bookings are open til 27th March 2015.

There is an early bird offer with a 20% discount valid til 31st January 2015.

Plus an additional incentive with the first 100 to book and pay by the end of January receiving a free UV watch.

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Specialist Estates Group Seminar

6th March 2015
Eversheds, London

March 6th the Specialist Estates Group is hosting a one day seminar at Eversheds in London looking at the CDM regulations and also the issues with Asbestos. This event is sponsored by HBE Risk Management. Booking details to follow.


 

Specialist Fire Group Seminar

11th - 15th June 2015
County Thistle Hotel, Newcastle

In June the Specialist Fire Group will be hosting its summer seminar in June in Newcastle. More details to follow.


 

Events Calendar

Please refer to the Events Calendar for conference details.

USHA organises several conferences throughout the year.

The aim of USHA conferences are to establish:

  • networking and information sharing
  • dissemination of best practice
  • celebrate successes
  • launch new initiatives
  • consult with the membership
  • debate and discuss issues impacting the sector

USHA has an established history of successful conference events, providing a first class programme of speakers and covering a wide range of current issues.

Past Conferences

Year Location Topic
2002 Kent The Life Cycle of Risk from Cradle to Grave
2002 Manchester Revitalising - have you signed up? HSE have!
2003 Strathclyde Risk Management Benefit to Insurance
2003 Sheffield Sport Safety
2004 Dublin Safety & Corporate Criminal Accountatbility
2004 Huddersfield Legislative Review
2005 Brighton & Sussex Self Reliance
2005 Lincoln Regulation to Self Regulation
2006 Dundee Distilling Value from Legal Mash
2006 London Fire and Flu
2007 Coventry In Search of Wellbeing
2007 Newcastle Sensible Risk
2008 London Building a Safer and Healthier Way
2008 Cambridge On the Edge
2009 Cardiff Health, Safety and Wellbeing Management Systems in Practice.
2009 Belfast Event Safety Management
2010 Manchester Training, Learning and Competence
2011 Derby ‘Courtroom Drama’ Health & Safety Legislation
2011 RGS, London Safety in Fieldwork - a big adventure, a safe journey
2012 Bristol Spring Conference + 40th Anniversary celebrations
2012 Belton Woods Hotel - Grantham, Lincolnshire Reflections on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order
2012 Natural History Museum, London Managing Health and Safety In Research
2013 Royal Institute of British Architecture, London MRC & USHA 'Laboratory Design' - Download presentations
2013 Grosvenor Hilton Hotel, Glasgow The Changing World of Health and Safety - living in challenging times - Download presentations - Download photos
2013 Manchester Conference Centre Human Factors and The Higher Education Build Environment - View presentations and photos
2013 Birmingham University Safety in Building Design - View presentations
2014 Hilton Hotel, Watford

Doing more with less: adapting to the changing needs of Higher education - Download presentations - Download photos

2014 Royal York Hotel, York

Confident Competencies - Download presentations - Download photos

 

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Non-Members may attend conferences subject to a non-member rate. Places for non-members may be limited.

Conference Sponsorship

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