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.
Events for 2021 – Dates for your diary.
learn NEW ways – deploy NEW skills – forge NEW links
For your information we have reviewed our event offerings for the rest of this year, meaning a number of changes comply with the ” Government Safety Measures”
National Conference Venue 2021.
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. CV32 6RN
It will be great to meet up again with your colleagues in person. Well here is your opportunity.
Wednesday 29th September 2021.
(Fire Safety). 1.30pm registration – starts 2.15pm – finish 5pm.
Thursday 30th September 2021 – 8:15am registration –starts 9.05am–finish 4.15pm.
How do I register,
more information. Here
What will it cost?
Choose your package/s. Here
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
Programme & speakers. tbc Directions / & info. tbc
Wood land Grange Leamington Spa.
A residential conference venue & hotel, set in 16 acres of beautiful gardens in Leamington Spa. In the county of Warwickshire.
Situated a stone’s throw away from Leamington Spa the conference rooms often make for a favoured alternative to conference venues such as that of London, due to the fresh air, stunning views and the chance to escape and focus.
Discuss : Debate : Engage
* Fire Safety (Wed pm);
* Leading speakers sharing safety & health solutions;
* Regulators updates, legal cases, policy topics (burns, falls, choking) best
* RIDDOR, challenging behaviour, infection prevention control,
* Audit and safety management.
National Conference 2021 details. Here
Forum evaluation report Document
Virtual events on line.
Just to let you know that it has been decided to pause the fortnightly C and C’s
for the summer, but they will return in Sept.
We will let you know the date when the C&C re-commences.
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 links
as shown below.to keep up to date with the changes.
Chris Jackson, National Chair.
* Central Government UK. Here Changes from 19th July
* Scottish Government. Here Changes from 19th July – zero
* Welsh Government. Here Changes from 7th August
* Northern Ireland Executive. Here Changes from 26th July
* Remember to refresh your links each time you access
as situations are changing frequently.
Current Vaccination details as at 19th July 2021
Dose 1 – 46.3m – 87.9% of population UK
Dose 2 – 36.1m – 68.5% of Population UK
Changes to the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (PPER).
HSE is consulting on changes to the PPER 1992. We encourage you to draw the attention of your stakeholders and other interested parties to this consultation launching on Monday 19 July 2021 and running for 4 weeks.
The aim of the consultation is to understand the impact on stakeholders and businesses of extending the scope of the employers’ duties under the PPER to workers and not only employees.
The consultation can be accessed via HSE Consultation Hub from the above date.
The Met Office has issued its first ever Amber Extreme Heat Warning
Tips for keeping cool in hot weather.
With temperatures soaring in parts of Britain this week, make sure you have the right advice and guidance to work safely.
Find out more from their website.
HSE has plenty of guidance on workplace temperature, including:
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.
COVID-19 PPE until end March 2022.
Unpaid carers, not living with the person they care for are edible to receive FREE
Obtain through the their local authority (LA) or local resilience forum (LRF) .Details
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 118 (June 2021) available for Members.
Next issue 119 due end July 2021.
The latest issue of the e-News for members only is available under News
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