With 155 UK based Universities and Research Institutions, together with Further Education colleges, European and International Universities, currently as members, USHA is the leading health and safety association within the Higher Education sector in the UK.

There are over 1500 safety practitioners working within the higher education sector together with academic and research staff with safety management or teaching responsibility. Membership is for Institutions, Further Education Colleges and affiliated organisations.

There are 4 categories of membership:

Full Membership - Voting – UK Universities or Research Institutions with degree awarding ability. Annual fee £475.00

Associate Member - Nonvoting – Further Education colleges, Research Institutions, international universities or other organisations (subject to approval by the USHA Executive Board). Annual fee £475.00

Affiliate Members – Private Companies, individuals, or institutions where membership is considered to be in the furtherance of the Association's Objectives. (subject to approval by the USHA Executive Board). Annual fee £575.00. All members are expected to adhere to a professional code of conduct. This code of conduct has been agreed in principle but has still to be ratified by the Board of Directors.

Honorary members - Awarded to retired HE safety practitioners (subject to nomination and approval by USHA Executive Board).

The standard membership period is from 1st August to 31st July. Fees are reviewed at the AGM held in April during the annual Spring Conference.

Student Unions

Staff and safety advisers working within student unions will be included as part of the university institutional membership.

Check to see if your institution is already a current member.

Advantages of Full Membership

Full membership benefits (Institutions)

Honorary membership benefits

Associate membership benefits (FE Colleges)

Affiliate membership benefits (Organisations) 

Code of conduct

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