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.

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 Annual Spring Conference 2015


The sun came out for the delegates attending this year’s annual Spring Conference which was held at the Highcliff Marriott Hotel in Bournemouth. 

Supported by HEOPs its Chair Dr Alan Swann joined delegates to learn more about ‘Securing a healthier future for Higher Education’.

The event was sponsored by Sevron online safety management specialists.

You can view the conference presentations here


Here are all the photographs from the event




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