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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.

USHA ESTATES GROUP SEMINAR IN LONDON

The focus is on ‘HEALTH IN CONSTRUCTION’

ITS NOT TOO LATE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE - DO IT TODAY

Date: 2nd March 2016 10am – 4pm

Venue: University of Liverpool in London, Finsbury Square London EC2A 1AG

Cost: Discounted rate of just £85

Presentations include:

  • HSE Inspector Russell Adfield (Head of the HSE CDM Unit) and Chris Lucas on the HSE strategic themes, the HSE construction strategy and focusing in particular on health as main driver for the HSE in general and as significant part of the HSE construction inspector agenda.
  • Paul Verrico a specialist corporate criminal defence solicitor with expertise in health, safety and environment with the education discipline who leads in defence proceeding brought by the HSE, EA and Local Authorities. Paul leads the Health and Safety Training team which educates Eversheds' clients on regulatory matters and will be providing a legal update on regulatory and their impact.
  • Building on partnership links with AUDE and the AUE - Michael Atriedes (Director of Capital Projects) & Denis Murphy (Head of Safety Capital Projects) from Imperial College London will be sharing their experiences of The Olympic Park Project in particular Health in Construction.

Here is the booking form, full programme, travel guide and accommodation recommendations

USHA SPRING CONFERENCE 2016 – BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN

Pushing the boundaries: is health & safety the first or last piece of the jigsaw?

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Universities are looking to widen and offer ever-diverse teaching portfolios and student experiences, be leaders in cutting edge research and secure greater appeal to funding providers.

In this challenging climate the conference aims to empower delegates to confidently persuade that successful health and safety risk management is integral to these journeys, not an inhibitor or solely to be called upon should the adverse event happen.

This event is for USHA members only with a 52% saving on early bird bookings.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Nicola Dandridge CBE – Chief Executive UUK
  • The Head of High Risk at the BBC
  • Dr Ryan Copeland - International SOS
  • Jon Ling – Top Gear Safety Manager
  • Keith Morrison – Chief Executive HSE NI
  • David Meade – celebrity mind reader & behaviourist

For full programme & venue details and booking form go to www.2016.usha-conference.org.uk

USHA Autumn Seminar October 2015

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The launch of the revised Guidance for Leadership and Management of health and safety in higher education institutions attracted record attendance.

The launch event was sponsored by Sevron and 165 packed into the Pendulum Hotel in Manchester to hear from a variety of speakers.

They included leading Health & Safety Lawyer Paul Verrico of Eversheds who said the Guidance would either become 'a sword or shield' in our approach... as well as Dil Sidhu Executive Officer from the Alliance Manchester Business School who spoke about the power of influence and persuasion to change behaviour and attitude when it comes to safety and health.

The Guidance document was launched in partnership with UCEA and endorsed by Universities UK and the Leadership Foundation. Over 25% of delegates were non health and safety managers who will utilise the Guidance and also included representatives from AUDE, UCEA and Guild HE.

A print version of the guidance, adjoining poster as well as the Hasmap Toolkit can be found here: http://www.usha.org.uk/member-resources/guidance-documents

Here are the conference presentations and photographs:

Presentations - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1bvvl1sdlglik90/AAAP9n9WmKnAp0p9sLH0FR6ga?oref=e&n=119688789

Photographs - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g8wjrqbglignswq/AACBnKC84K76WgBSrhxT9QhKa?lst=