Interactive CD – Management of Legionella in Hot and Cold Water Systems – Care Homes

We are pleased to advise that NASHiCS has received an Interactive CD on Legionella in Care Homes.
This is a result of our involvement in the consultation when the product was been developed.If anyone would like a complimentary copy please order on-line only.

This product is no longer generally available. Contact administrator.

More information see the PDF link below

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Mobility Scooters guidance for Residential Building

Purpose of this Guide produced by NFCC National Fire Chiefs Council.

1.1. This guide outlines considerations for responsible persons of residential buildings to help establish the safe use,
storage and charging of mobility scooters. It focuses on commonly found situations. There may be alternative
solutions of achieving the protections set out in this guide.

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NASHiCS Was a member of the working group.

The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) recently published guidance

The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) recently published guidance on commissioning and providing healthcare services across the UK: effective healthcare for older people living in care homes.

The health needs of older people living in care homes are complex.  It is vital that  commissioners and policy makers recognise that input from appropriate trained specialists is key to ensure a better quality of life for older people living in care homes.  More details

Additional Guidance for Fire safety in Residential Care Homes

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NASHiCS is pleased to announce that the Additional Guidance for fire safety in residential care homes has been updated and is now available.

The additional guidance was produced by the National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS) and the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA) to accompany the Communities and Local Government (CLG) guide, entitled Fire Safety Risk Assessment – Residential Care Premises. The CLG guide was published so operators knew how to comply with the Fire Safety Order (FSO) 2005.

NASHiCS continue to work with CFOA on guidance for fire safety and if you have any queries on this please contact.

The additional guidance document can be downloaded

CLG Guide Additional Guidance Document REV2016

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.

Building better care homes for adults

Design, planning and construction considerations for new or converted care homes for adults.

At the request of service providers and subsequently Care Inspectorate staff this document was developed over a period of time and has had input from a variety of organisations, service providers and others some of whom are listed at the end of the document.
This document:
• tells you about regulations, National Care Standards and guidance used by the
Care Inspectorate
• tells you about some other regulatory bodies, legislation and best practice that
you should know about if you are designing a care home for adults or considering applying to the Care Inspectorate to register or vary registration conditions of a care home for adults
• helps Care Inspectorate staff when assessing building plans and applications to register or vary an existing condition of registration
• helps care service providers, developers, architects, builders, local authority/NHS commissioners, as well as individuals looking for or using a registered care home for adults
• helps Scottish Government and other statutory agencies with strategic planning of future provision.