Healthcare Industry Award from RoSPA 2020

NASHiCS send its congratulations to Barchester Healthcare for gaining the Healthcare Industry Award from RoSPA 2020.

Entrants must be able to demonstrate a robust and high quality safety management system together with a  minimum of four years’ consistently excellent  or continuously improving health and safety performance.

Each award comprises an engraved   trophy to be held permanently.
A note from the National Chair So well done, and congratulations to you all, as Winner of the RoSPA Industry   Sector- Healthcare Award 2020.
As the video said, “Its all about You”  – celebrate the achievement. &  enjoy the drink you started on the Virtual Ceremony. 

Here is the YouTube video of the presentation. Go to around 17 minutes


Gas Safety Week 2020







Gas safety is important all year round, but it is not always a household’s top priority. Gas Safety Week – coordinated by Gas Safe Register – provides a platform for the gas industry, consumer organisations and individuals to focus all our communications about gas safety in one week, generating interest in the media and having a greater impact among the public.

Teenage carer uses own money to make PPE.

Teenage carer uses own money to make PPE.

A 13-year-old young carer has made
hundreds of face shields with a 3D printer he bought using holiday money.

Scarborough teenager William Stainton, who helps to look after his father, has made 670 face shields & 900 ear savers which protect people’s ears if they are wearing a mask.

He has made them for nursing homes across Scarborough & Bridlington as well as for local chemists.  Read more


Face shields made by two children donated to home care workers

Face shields made by two children donated to home care workers

Two children in Huddersfield have been producing face shields & have donated a supply of them to care workers at
Caremark Kirklees to use during the COVID-19 crisis.
Thomas Hill, aged 10 & sister 12-year-old Ellie, have been building the face shields for staff working on the front line during the pandemic.

It all began when Thomas began experimenting with the design of a face shield. His mum Margie then sourced a company which had a pre-approved design for face shields and agreed to supply the children with the components needed.


Additional Guidance for Fire Safety in Residential Care Homes.

Additional Guidance for Fire Safety in Residential Care Homes

Review Statement Oct 2019. Please Note.

In agreement with the NFCC (previously CFOA) it has been agreed that the additional guidance on residential care   premises will still stand and not be reviewed until the outcome of the Hackitt report is finalised and we have          scrutinised the implications in conjunction with the NFCC representative.”  — NASHiCS.
Members have been asking when?

No time scales at present but there will be a meeting in London with interested parties on the 31st January to discus.

CLG Guide Additional Guidance Document REV2016 DRAFT Final July 16 on CFOA site