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
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 for  8th June 2021


Events for 2021 – Dates for your diary.

learn NEW ways – deploy NEW skills – forge NEW links

Changes comply with the ” Government Safety Measures”

National Health & Safety Conference for Social Care 2021
Book now for Woodland Grange,
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. CV32 6RN

Open to members and Non members.

Wednesday 29th September 2021.
(Fire Safety). 1.30pm registration – starts 2.15pm – finish 5pm.
Thursday 30th September 20218:15am registration –starts 9.05am–finish 4.15pm.
How do I register, More information.  Here
What will it cost?
Choose your package/s. Here
Members discount.
Note packages do not include accommodation.
Overnight Accommodation –
This needs to be booked direct with the hotel – just quote ‘NASHiCS – the prices and how to book can be found. Here

Woodland Grange Leamington Spa.

A residential conference venue & hotel, set in 16 acres of beautiful gardens in Leamington Spa.  In the county of Warwickshire.

Key Highlights & latest confirmation of topics and speakers.

Presentations and Workshops this year include;
New developments and established topics bringing you up to date information,

Day 1. Wednesday  29th September PM.

– Fire Safety.
News, views & debates on operational topics, exploring conflicting advice, evacuation options, infrastructure & training with legal updates on new acts & MOU’s.
this informative  session will be held  with
Chris Callow,
Darren Franks; F
ire Safety Consultant / Company Director,
Steve McConnell;
Millennium support, member of NASHiCS NE
Brett Edwards; Health & Safety Director RMBI.

Day 2. Thursday 30th September.

– Health &Safety Executive. Invited.
– Proportionality in Safety Risk Management.
Keeping Risk Assessment in Proportion.Laurence Ball King Safety, Health &
department for Anglo American.
– RIDDOR – Paul Mason, Health & Safety Director Barchester Healthcare;
– People moving People/HoP7 – True or false– Care Training Support.
This interactive session will cover single handed moving & hoisting, sling choice,
use & inspection, safe transfers, an update on HOP7 & related aspects.
– Falls from windows – Eric Collins; Managing Director of Jackloc.
– Exposed Hot surface burns – Brett Edwards; Health &  Safety Director RMBI &
member of NASHiCS NE.  A case study.
– LOLER – invited;
– Behavioral Science – Getting people to do Stuff – Nick Barratt, MSc, BCBA
Director, BBCC.
  From community services for people with a learning disability to care homes for older
adults, most organisations have health and safety policies.
The challenge is getting people
to follow them.
– Infection Prevention Control- “NASHiCS is pleased to welcome Cassie Gregory, Principal Health Protection Practitioner, Public Health England to our speaker line up on the 30th ”
– Legal updates and recent cases – Andrew Clarke;Partner, Weightmans
This session includes Long Covid &  Data Breaches.

Two weeks to go. Time to book to join us at
Woodland Grange Leamington Spa.

Details for booking Non member and Members Here

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Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo

We will be exhibiting & presenting two seminars on
15th &16th September. Our stand will be D72

A Safer & Healthier Care Environment.

Visiting the Expo?
                                             NASHiCS stand D72.

Conversation & Catch Up sessions return in September.

Date: The first Tuesday of every month, starting on Tuesday 7th September 2021.
Time: 10:30 to 11:30.
Platform: Zoom.
Meeting ID: 881 3909 7333
Pass code: 478823
No charge for the sessions.  
Open to members and non members just sign in and join the discussion.
Questions; clarifications; views on topics; issues you may have.
Colleagues may have the answer.


NASHiCS is pleased to present a new item.
This is our
first Podcast for you to listen to.
Its title is  “Safer Sharps” . for you to download for your use.
We hear from David Hulton, NASHiCS representative on the
Safer Healthcare &  Biosafety  Network  (formerly the Safer Needles Network), taking part in a Q & A session on the use of Sharps and Sharps injuries.

Listen In – our Safer Sharps Podcast is ready for you.

Covid-19 Messages to All.

There is a wealth of information on the Covid-19 pandemic issued by the four countries of the UK.
We therefore point you to the official web-site link to keep up to date with the changes.
Chris Jackson, National Chair.

* Click the Central Government UK. Here and
click on the country you wish to obtain the latest information.

Current Vaccination details as at 10th September 2021.

Dose 1 – 48.4m – 89.0% of population UK
Dose 2 – 43.9m – 80.8% of Population UK

The deadline for care home colleagues to receive a first dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine is just around the corner:
Thursday 16th September.
Vaccination as a condition of deployment (VCOD) comes fully into force in November

The vaccination as a condition of deployment grace period ends 11th November 2021.

If you haven’t booked your first or second appointment  please do so ASAP.
Everyone working in care settings must have the peace of mind that they and those around them are protected.  Read

Watch the video below if you haven’t seen it as this could well answer the questions that many are asking.
There is a Q&A after the brief presentations from PHE,CQC & Skills for Care.

Webinar recordings on IPC and care home cleaning.

Recordings of  webinars on “Infection Prevention & Control Manual for Older people and Adult Care Homes” and “Care Home Cleaning Specification” can now be accessed via Turas Learn (no account or login required).

HSE guidance on risks when cleaning/disinfecting premises using fog, mist or UV treatment.

HSE & public health bodies in England, Wales & Scotland have agreed joint advice on the risks to health from walk-through disinfecting systems for duty holders considering using them to reduce transmission of coronavirus.
Fog, mist, vapour or UV (ultraviolet) treatments may be suitable options to help control the spread of coronavirus.
Any use of these treatments for these purposes should form part of your COVID-19 risk assessment. Users must be competent and properly trained.

Advice card – ventilation advice for everyone at work.

The Scottish Government has issued a new sector advice card with ventilation advice for everyone at work. You can find this, and all previous sector advice cards,
Updated May 2021 here.

e-News issue 120 (August 2021) available for Members.

Next issue 121 due end September 2021.
The latest issue of the e-News for members only is available under News

You are welcome to write any  comments or suggestions concerning the website by contacting the NASHiCS Administrator.
Any items you may think would be of interest to Members would be welcome.