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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                National Chair Annual Report 2018

Event for 2019 Forum for Safety and Health in Care Services
‘Let’s be Crystal Clear’

Joint working with Care Forum Wales

Date: Wednesday 15th May 2019
Venue: Hallmark Hotel,  Llyndir Hall, Llyndir Lane, Rossett, Chester. LL12 0AY
Times: 8:30am registration. Commence 9am – 4:00pm approx.
Forum includes: Delegate pack & list, AM & PM refreshments, Buffet lunch, Speaker presentations & attendance certificate.
Programme:  Here
Flyer: Here
More information, Directions etc Here
Bookings Now Open
Exhibitors Opportunity to support this event Contact

AGM for members will follow at the end of this event

Time: 4:00pm to  4:30pm

Event for 2019

National Health & Safety Conference for Social Care.

Date: Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th September 2019
Venue: Hellidon Lakes, Golf and Spa Hotel. Northamptonshire
Wednesday 11th September 12noon – ends 10:00pm.
Thursday 12th September  8:00am – ends 4:00pm.
Main Seminar 11th & 12th September includes: Exhibition viewing, Delegate pack & list, AM & PM refreshments, lunch-12th, Speaker presentations & attendance certificate.
                                     Safety in Care Awards
11th September: Safety in Care Awards presentation dinner.
More information, Directions etc Here
Programme: TBA
Bookings will open shortly.

HSE Safety Alert Published  – Platform Lifts.

HSE has issued a safety alert about platform lifts (vertical lifting platforms or lifts for people with impaired mobility). Target Audience – Platform lift maintenance companies. Owners and operators of platform lifts in a range of sectors (e.g. health and social care, NHS Trusts, public buildings, schools etc)
Safety Bulletin

Ombudsman issues good practice guide for care providers

The guide shares lessons from complaints to help adult social care providers improve their services.
The guide gives real-life examples of the common problems the organisation sees – & offers some ways to avoid the pitfalls.
Common issues the Ombudsman sees in its complaints include a lack of clear information about fees, charges and contracts, problems with billing and invoices, ensuring people’s belongings are looked after properly, and dealing with challenging behaviour from friends and relatives.
Read guide

Revised Briefing note for Winter gritting. Here

Fire safety failures in over half of care homes audited in new London Fire Brigade report.

Serious fire safety failures have been found in care homes across London by our Brigade inspectors.
There were 177 care homes visited to gauge the level of fire risk across the capital in a one-off series of in-depth inspections.
The Brigade’s findings can be found  here

Mobility Scooter Guidance for Residential Buildings.

NFCC additional guidance on mobility scooters in residential buildings.
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.     Details

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

More information and Document Download

 e-News issue 93 (March 2019) available for members

Next issue 94 due April 2019.
The latest issue of the e-News for members only is available under News

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