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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.officesafety
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

     “Know your Landscape – Safety and Health Matters”

Logo final for ForumNashics presents a series of safety Forums across the UK
Edinburgh  – CardiffLincoln  – Belfast

Forum visits Northern Ireland

Tuesday 4th October at the Europa Hotel in Belfast
Bookings Closed

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.
Time:11:00am- 3:00pm, Light lunch provided. Numbers limited.

Programme:Manslaughter in the Health and Social Care Sector’

Includes presentations from John Cooper QC and Mike Atkins of Crown Office Chambers and Sean Elson and Kizzy Augustin, Partner and Senior Associate from Pinsent Masons’ regulatory team.

Programme details of speakers,summary of the talks together with directions, times and Bookings the event Here

Free to Members and Non members. Bookings now open.

Additional Guidance 2016017
Revised Additional Guidance to Fire Safety Risk Assessment Residential Care Premises.

Additional Guidance for fire safety in residential care homes has been updated and is now available. July 2016.

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

Social Care Partners Forum Minutes and Regulators update statements available.

The minutes from the 7th March 2016 meeting were approved.

Minutes HSCP 7th March 2016

Written submission from regulators for Social Care Partners Forum meeting on 14th July 2016

Written Submissions from Regulators for HSCP July 2016

Fire hazard with paraffin containing skin emollients

NHS Improvement warns of fire hazard.

Following information of a fatal fire associated with the application of large quantities of paraffin based skin emollients  (in this case it was E45) that had become soaked into clothing and bedding,a number of Members have asked to see the full Coroners letter section 28 and we have tracked it down and you can read the full letter below.

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13A electrical socket inserts (socket covers or protectors)

In certain circumstances, the use of plastic 13A electrical socket inserts (sold as safety accessories), can overcome the safety features designed into socket outlets.
Full details Electric plugs alert

e-News issue 65 (August 2016) available for members

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

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