Welcome to NASHiCS


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.

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National Chair Annual Report 2017

Safety in Care Awards 2017.

Nominations Now Open.

Just think across all those people you work with in your organisation, in a partner organisation or an associated agency.
There will be someone out there who deserves recognition, that extra praise, or that personal thank you, for their dedication, skill, and commitment to safety and health.
It’s in your hands  – make it happen  – you only have until

Tuesday 4th July 2017

National Health & Safety Conference
for Social Care 2017.

Update June 12th  STOP PRESS:

Paul Howes, the Primary Authority Scheme  Manager at Lincoln Fire & Rescue, will be running a one to one Fire Safety Clinic during the NASHiCS Conference on Wed 13th September. Find out the answers to your questions.

Bookings are now open for the main event.

Date: Tuesday 12th – Wednesday 13th September 2017

Venue:  Hellidon Lakes Golf and Hotel and Spa.

Book NOW for the main event including  programme, speaker information, special Mock coroner inquest  and the Awards presentation evening

Primary Authority Scheme (PAS) with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue (LFR)

NASHiCS have signed a Primary Authority Scheme with Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue (LFR). This allows all NASHiCS members to receive general Fire Safety advice and guidance directly from LFR which is tailored to the needs of our sector.

Further details and how it could help with fire matters

New Crowded Places Guidance Launched.

National Counter Terrorism Security Office
New and updated guidance intended to give protective security advice to those responsible for managing the security of crowded places.

Fire Tragedy London.

With the events in London our thoughts are for those who lost their lives, and who are still missing and with their families.

Fire can be so devastating when it it is the result of errors in safety.
Recently at our Networker in Liverpool, delegates were shown a presentation concerning a fire that occurred  in a care home and the results of the investigation.
Fortunately no one died but could easily have. See the sequence of events.

Donwell House Presentation

NFCC Launches Specialised Housing Fire Guidance

The official launch of the NFCC Specialised Housing Guidance took place on 4th May at the CFOA Conference.
The NFCC has provided recommendations designed to protect residents of specialised housing from fire.
Document download

Scottish Social Care Partners Forum.

The first meeting of the Scotland SCPF was held.
The main forum will  meet once each year.
Meeting report. from Edinburgh Social Care Partners Forum
More information for Members in News tab

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

More information and Document Download

 e-News issue 73 (May 2017) available for members

The latest issue of the e-News for members only is available under News

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