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Striving to promote excellence of safety and health in care services.

* Our website is here to help you with health & safety matters in the care sector.

If you have a question or need advice, start by taking a look at our documents or if  a member, use our discussion forum.

* Find guidance and information on topics such as Fire Safety, Restraint, Manual Handling, Scalding, First-Aid, Risk Assessment, Care Plans and much more.
* Look at details of our dedicated events you can attend to network with colleagues in the care sector helping raise the profile of health and safety If not a member, join today, and be part of our growing UK membership.

Chris Jackson, National Chair
See the NASHiCS   Video                National Chair Annual Report 2018

Event for 2019 Forum for Safety and Health in Care Services
‘Let’s be Crystal Clear’

Joint working with Care Forum Wales

Date: Wednesday 15th May 2019
Venue: Hallmark Hotel,  Llyndir Hall, Llyndir Lane, Rossett, Chester. LL12 0AY
Times: 8:30am registration. Commence 9am – 4:00pm approx.
Forum includes: Delegate pack & list, AM & PM refreshments, Buffet lunch, Speaker presentations & attendance certificate.
Programme:  Here
Flyer: Here
More information, Directions etc Here
Bookings Now Open
Exhibitors Opportunity to support this event Contact

Reminder just 3 weeks to go before the event

AGM for members will follow at the end of this event

Time: 4:00pm to  4:30pm

Event for 2019

National Health & Safety Conference for Social Care.

Date: Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th September 2019
Venue: Hellidon Lakes, Golf and Spa Hotel. Northamptonshire
Wednesday 11th September 12noon – ends 10:00pm.
Thursday 12th September  8:00am – ends 4:00pm.
Main Seminar 11th & 12th September includes: Exhibition viewing, Delegate pack & list, AM & PM refreshments, lunch-12th, Speaker presentations & attendance certificate.
                                     Safety in Care Awards
11th September: Safety in Care Awards presentation dinner.
More information, Directions etc Here
Programme: TBA
Bookings will open shortly.

Safety in Care Awards 2019 Open

NASHiCS is very pleased to announce that nominations have opened for our National Safety in Care Awards 2019.
Just think across all those people you work with in your organisation, a partner organisation or associated agency.
We know there will be someone out there who deserves recognition, that extra praise, or that personal thank you, for their dedication, skill, and commitment to safety and health.

Take this opportunity which will allow us to recognise all the good things which take place day in and day out across the sector?
Presentations to celebrate these achievements will take place at the prestigious Safety in Care Awards Dinner on Wednesday the 11th September 2019, as part of our National Health & Safety Conference for Social Care called “Keeping up to par”.   

So, get your thinking caps on, and send in your nominations.
All the details can be found on our events website  
You have until Tuesday 9th July 2019.

HSE Safety Alert Published  – Platform Lifts.

HSE has issued a safety alert about platform lifts (vertical lifting platforms or lifts for people with impaired mobility). Target Audience – Platform lift maintenance companies. Owners and operators of platform lifts in a range of sectors (e.g. health and social care, NHS Trusts, public buildings, schools etc)
Safety Bulletin

Ombudsman issues good practice guide for care providers

The guide shares lessons from complaints to help adult social care providers improve their services.
The guide gives real-life examples of the common problems the organisation sees – & offers some ways to avoid the pitfalls.
Read guide

Fire safety failures in over half of care homes audited in new London Fire Brigade report.

Serious fire safety failures have been found in care homes across London by our Brigade inspectors.
The Brigade’s findings can be found  here

Mobility Scooter Guidance for Residential Buildings.

NFCC additional guidance on mobility scooters in residential buildings.

Revised Additional Guidance to Fire Safety Risk Assessment Residential Care Premises.

More information and Document Download

 e-News issue 93 (March 2019) available for members

Next issue 94 due April 2019.
The latest issue of the e-News for members only is available under News

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