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Revised Leadership Standard Launched

USHA is pleased to announce the launch of the revised Management Standard Leadership and Management of Health and Safety in Higher Education Institutions. The revised guidance sets out the legal duties of individuals employed in Higher Education Institutions and then maps these to practical outputs, matched against a Deming ‘Plan, Do, Check, Act’ framework as approved by HSE.

Whilst the guidance is designed for UK entities, the principles represent best practice for global education providers. 

Scott Trim, USHA Chair said “On behalf of the Universities Safety and Health Association I am delighted to be launching the revised standard for Leadership and Management of Health and Safety in HEI’s. The standard, when used in conjunction with USHA’s Health and Safety Management Profile (Hasmap) offers a structure and framework to demonstrate best practice in health and safety management.”

Monica Kanwar, Chair of the review panel said ” I am proud to have chaired the review of the 2nd Edition  Standard for Leadership and Management of Health and Safety in HEI’s. This standard provides a lean approach for leaders and managers in HEIs .  The key change to the standard has been a legal context provided by Paul Verrico, Eversheds Sutherland and to  continue to build on the important  influence of our leaders and senior managers to continue to build on positive health and safety behaviours and drive organisational improvements.  My thanks to all those from the Sector who have endorsed  (UCEA and UUK)  and  also Eversheds Sutherland who have contributed”

Paul Verrico, Head of Eversheds’ Global EHS practice said ‘Eversheds Sutherland has a long history of working with USHA to provide sector guidance. It is a tribute to the professionalism of the sector to see how the guidance has developed over the last 15 or so years to drive up standards and improve human performance. In the latest guide, we provided the legal context for the framework and were responsible for the edit process; the main work was done by a group of H and S leaders I’m proud to call my friends. It’s been 20 years since I worked as an academic and I’m so pleased to see a safer profession now compared to the one I left.

The Revised Leadership Standard is available for download

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