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USHA’s Hasmap Auditing Tool Attracts the Attention of Unions

The Hasmap standard was recently discussed at the HESH forum and the UCEA Health and Safety Committee which was attended by the Trade Unions and an offer was extended to them by USHA Chair Gary Wood to attend the Hasmap training sessions run earlier this year by USHA in Coventry, Leeds, Greenwich and Uxbridge.

In the end the USHA Auditing Group felt this was not the best way of engaging the TU with Hasmap so offered a bespoke workshop training session. This was made to UCU, Unite and Unison and was taken up by UCU.

UCU provided its Birmingham branch office training facility and covered all costs. Coventry University supported the USHA Auditing Chair Scott Trim who gave his time to run the training for free.

The event was attended by the UCU Health and Safety advisor John Bamford and UCU Health and safety representatives from; London South Bank University ,University of Birmingham, University of Southampton, University of Liverpool ,University of Leicester, University of Stirling, University of Salford and Birkbeck College

The training covered the principles and background to Hasmap, the Leadership and Management guidance as well as methodology for working closely with Health and Safety Directors and Heads, the whole day was enjoyed by all and positive feedback was received.

“Thanks for providing the seminar on HASMAP. I really enjoyed the day - it was very informative and useful, and lots of opportunity to question, contribute and exchange information. I also really liked the way you linked the politics of enforcement and penalty to the impact that is having on employers” John Bamford UCU Health and Safety Advisor

“thank you very much for an excellent session. I found it very informative and enjoyed the whole event. I am sure that all of the other group members feel the same. I will pass on this positive feedback at the next HESH meeting.” Richard Carabine

Following the success of the USHA Hasmap training four events already held this year another one is planned for USHA members at Birmingham City University on the 14th July. Booking details will follow shortly on the USHA website (events section). www.usha.org.uk

SCOTT TRIM
CHAIR USHA AUDITING GROUP