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Health and Safety

UCEA is recognised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as the employers' representative on health and safety matters in the HE sector.

UCEA coordinates the Health and Safety Committee to act as a forum for all the different professional groups that have an interest in health and safety management, principles and practices within HE. The Committee owns the HE Sector-level Health, Safety and Wellbeing Plan. The Health and Safety Committee maintains an interest in the sector's work on wellbeing and engagement and UCEA provides stewardship for resources on wellbeing, including wellbeing case studies from HE institutions.

UCEA also coordinates the Higher Education Safety and Health Forum (HESH), which is a tripartite forum between the employers' representative, staff representatives and the Health and Safety Executive. 

UCEA has produced a number of guidance publications on Health and Safety issues. These are available for institutions to download. Institutions can also access a range of resources on matters related to health, safety and wellbeing for the HE sector. 

Any queries on UCEA's work on health and safety should be directed to Nicola Carter, Head of HR Advice.