Managing Critical Risk in Travel Placement and Fieldwork

10.00 – 15.00 Friday 9th November 2018

Mary Sumner House, Westminster, London SW1P 3RB


USHA is hosting a special one-day seminar looking at ‘Managing Critical Risk in Travel Placement and Fieldwork’. The seminar also sees the launch of two pieces of important Health and Safety guidance for the Higher Education sector.

In response to demand from our members, and after a number of serious incidents, USHA has developed guidance on Safe Student Placements and Safety in Fieldwork.

One of the keynote seminar speakers will be Lloyd Figgins one of the world’s leading speakers on the subject of risk mitigation, travel safety and crisis management.

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Lloyd is well recognised on the international circuit for his relaxed and informative style, making him popular with audiences all over the globe. As an international risk mitigator, Lloyd has encountered risk in many forms, including coming face to face with armed militia in the jungles of Colombia, extracting clients from a coup in Madagascar and establishing evacuation routes for personnel operating deep inside the DRC. He now uses his experiences to teach organisations and individuals the skills required to operate safely overseas. Lloyd is also a qualified Senior Incident Investigator and has led many investigations into incidents overseas.

Other speakers include:

 Dr David Rubens – security , terrorism and policing specialist

Dr Luise Vassie – who has overseen the development of guidance for working overseas and campaigns for safety of young people in work placements

Charlotte Copeland – who has established the UK’s first internationally accredited Critical Incident Stress Management service. 

Here is the full programme 

Venue Details

The seminar is being supported by Securewest.

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Sphere has been developed by Securewest to monitor and connect with your travellers, lone workers and assets 24/7/365 around the world - enabling you to keep your travellers informed, supported and safeguarded and your assets protected.

Sphere offers a comprehensive range of tools to help you PREPARE, SAFEGUARD and RESPOND, all based on a single, web-based platform. 

Securewest will be hosting a special 'helpdesk' at the USHA Autumn Seminar to answer all your questions.




This is taking place at the International Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne 24th - 25th April 2019.

The USHA AGM will take place on the 24th April 2019

Full dertails of the conference theme and programme will be published in due course





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