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'S 43rd Spring Conference 2015

"A healthier future in higher education"


How can you change and influence the culture and behaviour in your Institution to get healthy?

Our 2015 spring conference will be thought provoking, giving you the tools to influence staff and students alike.

This is a quality 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.

Plus there will be plenty of time to interact and mix with fellow delegates and exhibitors.You will get to sample a traditional 'fish n chip' supper in a restaurant at the end of Bournemouth Pier; the Black Tie Gala Dinner on the second evening is at the Highcliff Marriott Hotel and our after dinner speaker is the TV celebrity, broadcaster, comedian and health campaigner Dr Phil Hammond.

For more information on the conference sessions and keynote speakers, please visit www.usha-conference.org.uk


Fire Seminar 2015


The 2015 Fire Seminar takes place 10th – 11th June 2015 at The County Thistle Hotel Newcastle.

Entitled ‘the built environment’ sessions will cover : delivering a fire compliant building, prosecutions under UK legislation, fixed fire protection and hearing an insurers view of risk management and fire safety.

The event is sponsored by Checkmate Fire

More information and useful links

Seminar programme

Booking Form

Accommodation & travel

USHA's Estates Seminar


A record 65 USHA members attended the 2015 Estates Seminar which took place at Eversheds in London.

Delegates heard from the Health and Safety Executive and Association of Project Safety on the new CDM regulations as well as news of the plans by USHA for an Asbestos Awareness Roadshow to be held across the UK. The seminar was sponsored by HBE Risk Management.

Click here for all the presentations