With 140 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 4000 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.

Our fee setting structure is that Fees rise in line with CPI, however, in response to these unprecedented times, the USHA Executive Board have agreed to reduce the annual subscription by 20% for 1 year only.

This means the annual fee for 2020/21 is £405.00. 

Membership Cost and BenefitsFull MembershipAssociateAffiliateHonorary Associate
Annual Fee £ 405 £ 405 £ 505 Complimentary
Who? Institutions Overseas Organisations Recognition award
Full access to members' website
Discounted delegate rates at USHA conferences and Seminars and partner association conferences
Hasnet - email communication system
Training and development days
Region Group Meetings (England, Scotland and Wales)
Specialist and Project groups
Association benefits and discounted services
Access to sector guidance documents
Access to safety practitioner sector job vacancies
Key peformance indicators (e.g., Accident and Fire Statistics)
Annual institution membership benchmarking survey
Discounted prices to exhibit at USHA conferences and seminars
Discounted rates for homepage web advertising
Opportunities to publish HE sector articles on the USHA website


The standard membership period is from 1st August to 31st July. Fees are reviewed at the AGM held 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.


USHA Code of conduct


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Completed applications are submitted to the Executive Board for consideration