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UCEA Health and Safety Committee

The UCEA Board set up the Health and Safety Committee, which brings together the following professional groups in the sector:

  • AUDE (Association of University Directors of Estates)
  • AURPO (Association of University Radiation Protection Officers)
  • AHUA (Association of Heads of University Administration)
  • AMOSSHE (Association of Managers of Student Services in Higher Education)
  • BUFDG (British Universities Finance Directors Group)
  • MSC (Medical Schools Council)
  • CUC (Committee of University Chairs)
  • CUBO (College and University Business Officers)
  • GuildHE (Higher Education colleges)
  • HEOPS (Higher Education Occupational Health Practitioners)
  • UHR (Universities Human Resources)
  • USHA (Universities Safety & Health Association)
  • UUK (Universities UK)

The Committee is tasked with the following activities:

  • To advise the UCEA Board and UCEA members on matters of health  and safety
  • To represent  HEIs on matters of health and safety and to explain the particular needs of the sector
  • To identify, generate and publish guidance for HEIs where appropriate
  • To provide a network for collective discussion and action on health and safety matters
  • To report to the HSE on sector progress on health and safety
  • To nominate representatives of HE employers to participate in forums, such as HESH, and to provide the brief and mandate for such forums
  • To identify a programme for UCEA Health and safety seminar activity
  • To produce responses on behalf of the sector to appropriate consultations

The Committee reports to the UCEA Board and is chaired by a Board member. The Health, Safety and Wellbeing achievements of UCEA and the Committee are reported annually. The annual report also includes HE sector accident statistics, which are collated by USHA, and summary sickness absence statistics.  

Health and safety annual report 2018  

Previous years' reports can be accessed from the Health and Safety Publications section.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Strategy

The Committee is currently working towards the HE sector-level health, safety and wellbeing strategy 2016-20:

HE sector-level health, safety and wellbeing strategy 2016-2020

Each year, the Committee works towards an action plan to support the delivery of the HE sector-level strategy. The 2019 action plan is available here:

HE Sector Health, Safety and Wellbeing Action Plan 2019

Page last updated 29 April 2019