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.
Chris Jackson, National Chair

See the NASHiCS   Video                National Chair Annual Report 2017

Events Programme for 2018

Networker – Leeds

Date:Wednesday 14th March
Venue: DAC Beachcroft LLP Offices Leeds.
Time: 10:30am – 4:00pm
Title Maintaining Compliance and Keeping Ahead of Current Risks
Refreshments and Lunch are provided as part of the day>
This Networker is open to Members and Non Members
Why not join us in Leeds?. There is NO charge for this event

For full details including Programme directions and booking: Here

Forum For Safety and Health

Date:Thursday 17th May 2018
Venue: Holiday Inn Central Cardiff
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Directions: & more information Here
Programme: Subjects confirmed
Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome * Regulators updates ( Care and Safety) * Legionella * Dynamic Risk Assessments * Contractors & Partnerships * Asbestos * Prosecutions * MSD’s
Member’s benefit discount  Bookings: open March

Dates for your diary 2018
AGM 17th May Cardiff *  Forum 12th June Edinburgh *  Networker Llandrindod Wells 4th July*  Fire Day TBA Midlands * Forum 4th October Belfast *  Networker 28th November London. Programme and details will be issued during the year.

Risk of death and severe harm from failure to obtain and continue flow from oxygen cylinders

A warning alert has been issued on the risk of death and severe harm from failure to obtain and continue flow from oxygen cylinders.
Issued 9th January 2018.    Details of the Alert

The Gas Safe Charity’s UK wide carbon monoxide (CO) workshop 2018.

The Gas Safe Charity is running a free, interactive half day workshop (10am – 1.00pm with lunch) to help organisations become more aware of the sources, signs and symptoms of Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning, NASHiCS is happy to support this programme.
There are 10 dates and venues throughout the UK. Details

Risk of death and severe harm from ingestion of super absorbent polymer gel granules

A warning alert has been issued around the risk of death and severe harm from ingestion of super absorbent polymer gel granules.
Details of the Alert

NFCC Specialised Housing Fire Guidance

The NFCC Specialised Housing Guidance has been launched providing recommendations designed to protect residents of specialised housing from fire.
Document download

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

More information and Document Download

 e-News issue 81 (February 2018) available for members

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

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