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

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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

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

National Health & Safety Conference for Social Care 2017 including the
Safety in Care Awards.

venue and dates   

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New draft fire safety guidance for specialised housing

New draft fire safety guidance for specialised housing in England and Wales has been produced for the Chief Fire Officers Association and is available for public comment.
The new guidance will apply to sheltered, extra care and supported housing (e.g. for a group of people with learning difficulties living together with support) and is designed to improve consistency and reduce risk to vulnerable residents by using a person centred approach.

NASHiCS was represented on this work group.

Consultation is from 1st February – 28th February 2017

More details- documents and comment form.

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

‘Night Shifts’ – Proposal for NASHiCS Participation

One key aspect for our sector is that we deliver 24/7 and so many colleagues work night shifts. NASHiCS has been asked to share with Members asking for participation. This is a great opportunity to promote the work of our sector, and develop supporting resources, please consider getting involved.

You will need to login to Members section for full details.

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 69 (December 2016/January 2017) available for members

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

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