Welcome to NASHiCS


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. National Chair Annual Report 2016

See the NASHiCS   New Video

Networker – Liverpool.

Date: Wednesday 5th April 2017.        Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm.
Venue: St Georges Hall Liverpool.

This is a free event open to all  — Three weeks  to Book.

Includes Buffet lunch and a series of Speaker Presentations with time for Networking.     Full Details booking and programme
All speakers now confirmed

Followed by

Annual General Meeting.

Date: Wednesday 5th April 2017         Time: 4:00pm – 4:30pm
Venue: St Georges Hall Liverpool.
Directions:   St Georges Hall directions

Members still time to respond and send in you Proxy Vote if unable to attend

Safety in Care Awards 2017

Nominations Now Open

Just think across all those people you work with in your organisation, in a partner organisation or an associated agency.
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.

Full details here

It’s in your hands  – make it happen  – you only have until the

Tuesday 4th July 2017

National Health & Safety Conference for Social Care 2017

More Information, inc. Conference brochure

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

Additional Guidance for fire safety in residential care homes produced by the National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS) and the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA) has been updated and is now available. July 2016.

More information and Document Download

The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) recently published guidance on commissioning and providing healthcare services across the UK: effective healthcare for older people living in care homes.

The health needs of older people living in care homes are complex.  It is vital that  commissioners and policy makers recognise that input from appropriate trained specialists is key to ensure a better quality of life for older people living in care homes.  More details

Get Ready for Winter

What is the correct action to be taken when routes/paths within an organisation’s site become affected by snow and ice.  Establish a system for controlling the hazards of snow and ice should be introduced across sites.  The guidance below demonstrates reasonable lengths in managing the hazards of snow and ice within the grounds of a site.
Winter Gritting  What do I have to do?


e-News issue 70 (February 2017) available for members

The latest issue of the e-News for members only is available under News

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