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.
“Know your Landscape – Safety and Health Matters”
Edinburgh – Cardiff – Lincoln – Belfast
- Who should attend:
Anyone with responsibility for health and safety in the care sector;.
Owners and managers of care homes, independent hospitals/care villages;
Providers of community based services and housing; Small, independent and not-for-profit care providers; Health and safety suppliers to the care sector;
Executives with responsibility for health and safety in residential and day care homes, healthcare,social care and charitable care organisations.
Forum series continue with Lincoln
Tuesday13th September at the Double Tree Hotel in Lincoln.
Lessons to be learned for the Operation Jasmine investigation.
Dr.Margaret Flynn’s review “In Search of Accountability” is publicly available.
Margaret has agreed to present at our Forum in Lincoln on the 13th Sept.and include “What happens after the scandals?”
Bookings and information – Here
Member discount will apply.
Forum visits Northern Ireland
Tuesday 4th October at the Europa Hotel in Belfast
Full details and programme now issued
Bookings and information – Here
Members discount will apply.
Networker London – Date for your Diary.
Date: 30th November 2016.
Venue: Pinsent Masons Offices Crown Place EC2A 4EB
Sponsor: Our thanks to Pinsent Masons LLP for hosting this event.
Programme: Provisional The legal day.
Includes presentations from Health & Safety Lawyers, QC & from Crown Office Chambers.
Bookings open from October.
Free to Members and Non members.
NASHiCS is pleased to announce that the Additional Guidance for fire safety in residential care homes has been updated and is now available.
Whilst the original version remains valid, the amended version contains further guidance on staff remaining with a resident in the event of fire.
The additional guidance was produced by the National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS) and the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA)
More information and Document Download
In certain circumstances, the use of plastic 13A electrical socket inserts (sold as safety accessories), can overcome the safety features designed into socket outlets.
13A electrical socket inserts should not be used in health or social care premises, nor supplied for use in a home or residence.
Any socket inserts currently in use should be withdrawn and responsibly disposed.
Full details Electric plugs alert
New Minister for Health and Safety.
This new title reflects the broader portfolio she is taking on, which will include all areas related to supporting disabled people and those with long-term health conditions
e-News issue 64 (July/August 2016) available for members
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