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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.

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    

Networker London 2019

Supported by DAC Beachcroft

Title: Journey from Incident to Trial followed by Discussion session.
The session will look at the post incident investigation and enforcement journey.

Date: Tuesday 19th November 2019.
Venue: DAC Beachcroft offices 25 Walbrook London, EC4N 8AF
Time:  10:30am – 4.00pm approx includes refreshments and light lunch.
Flyer: Here
Full programme, directions and speakers will follow.
Bookings will open from 13th September Here

This is a Free event open to Members and Non Members

Consultation      Re Safe Bed Rail Use

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.
Draft guidance  Here
Consultation response form Here

Health is Everyone’s Business – Consultation.

The Government has published Health is everyone’s business, a public consultation seeking views on different ways in which government and employers can take action to reduce ill health-related job loss.
Each year more than 100,000 people leave their job following a period of sickness absence lasting at least four weeks. Offering flexibility, early support and occupational health advice are the key to successful retention in the workplace.
You can help shape future plans in this exciting area by accessing the consultation  Here                       Comments form

Consultation closes on 7th October 2019.

Statement of commitment between:
Local Authority and HSE Regulatory Services.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and LA representative bodies across GB have discussed, developed and agreed a ‘Statement of Commitment (SoC).

  • The SoC has been endorsed by the Local Government Association (LGA),
    The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and the
    Society of Chief Officers of Environmental Health in Scotland (SOCOEHS).

The SoC has now been launched on HSE’s website and can be viewed here

HSE will also be working with LAs to develop supporting materials which will be made available in due course.

Wales opens consultation on nutritional care of residents.

The Welsh Government is seeking your views on new food & nutrition guidelines for older people’s care homes in Wales.
The Food and Nutrition for Older People Care Homes – Best Practice Guidance has been launched for consultation
The guidance is supported by the Care Inspectorate Wales Details

 Consultation ends on 11th October 2019.

Additional Guidance to Fire Safety Risk Assessment Residential Care Premises.

More information and Document Download

 e-News issue 98 (August 2019) available for members

Next issue 99 due September 2019.
The latest issue of the e-News for members only is available under News

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