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                2019 National Chair report


 Events for 2019

For information on events go to http://www.nashics.co.uk    


                                  Event for 2019

National Health & Safety Conference for Social Care.
Keeping up to Par

Date: Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th September 2019
Venue: Hellidon Lakes, Golf and Spa Hotel. Northamptonshire
Times:
Wednesday 11th September 12noon – ends 10:00pm.
Thursday 12th September  8:00am – ends 4:00pm.
Main Seminar 11th & 12th September includes: Exhibition viewing, Delegate pack & list, AM & PM refreshments, lunch-12th, Speaker presentations & attendance certificate.
                                     Safety in Care Awards
11th September: Safety in Care Awards presentation dinner.
More information, Directions etc Here
Programme   Here
Bookings now open.  Bookings Close on 4th September 

Exhibiting options available see Sponsor Information page Here


CONSULTATION               RE BED – RAIL USE
Your chance to comment

The MHRA are asking for views on a new draft version on their guidance for users, carers and staff on the safe use of bed rails.

The MHRA has produced a draft guidance document on the safe use of bed rails. This document aims to provide advice to all users, carers and staff with responsibility for the provision, prescription, use, maintenance and fitting of bed rails.

The MHRA has previously published guidance on the safe use of bed rails. This revised version has been updated to improve layout and to reflect changes in devices and practices.
This consultation closes at   5pm on 13 September 2019

Draft guidance on the safe use of bed rails Here

Consultation response form Here


Whirlpool recalls 500,000 fire-risk tumble dryers.

The company is taking action after an unprecedented intervention by the government and criticism by consumer groups.
The recall relates to certain models of    Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan, and Proline dryers built between 2004 and 2015.

See the safety recall details from the company and what top do

People with ‘invisible’ disabilities can now apply for blue badge parking permits.

People with ‘invisible disabilities including dementia will soon be able to access blue badge parking permits, thanks to the rollout of new government guidance. The new guidance will offer a lifeline for drivers or passengers with dementia, anxiety disorders or… Read more


Additional Guidance to Fire Safety Risk Assessment Residential Care Premises.

More information and Document Download


 e-News issue 97 (July 2019) available for members

Next issue 98 due August 2019.
The latest issue of the e-News for members only is available under News

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