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
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.


National Chair Annual Report for  8th June 2021


Events for 2021 – Dates for your diary.

learn NEW ways – deploy NEW skills – forge NEW links

For your information we have reviewed our event offerings for the rest of this year,  meaning a number of changes comply with the ” Government Safety Measures”

National Conference Venue 2021.
Woodland Grange,
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. CV32 6RN

It will be great to meet up again with your colleagues in person. Well here is your opportunity.

Wednesday 29th September 2021.
(Fire Safety). 1.30pm registration – starts 2.15pm – finish 5pm.
Thursday 30th September 20218:15am registration –starts 9.05am–finish 4.15pm.
How do I register,
more information.      Here
What will it cost?
Choose your package/s. Here
Members discount.
Note packages do not include accommodation.
Overnight Accommodation –
This needs to be booked direct with the hotel – just quote ‘NASHiCS – the prices and how to book can be found. Here

Wood land Grange Leamington Spa.
A residential conference venue & hotel, set in 16 acres of beautiful gardens in Leamington Spa.  In the county of Warwickshire.

Situated a stone’s throw away from Leamington Spa the conference rooms often make for a favoured alternative to conference venues such as that of London, due to the fresh  air, stunning views and the chance to escape and focus.

Key Highlights.and latest confirmation of topics and speakers
Wednesday  29th September PM.

***Fire Safety news views and debates with
Chris Calllow, Darren Franks, Steve McConnell, Brett Edwards;

Thursday 30th September.

***Health and Safety Executive – invited;
***Proportionality in Safety Management – Laurence Ball-King;
***RIDDOR – Paul Mason;
***People moving People/ HoP7 – Stuart Winward;
***Fall from windows – Eric Collins;
***Exposed Hot surface burns – Brett Edwards;
***LOLER – invited;
***Challenging Behavior – Nick Barratt;
***Infection Prevention Control – Linda Drew;
***Legal updates and recent cases – Andrew Clarke;

More information will be found on the events website Here

Sponsor information.

National Conference 2021 details. Here

Discuss  :  Debate  :  Engage

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Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo

We will be exhibiting & presenting two seminars on
15th &16th September. Our stand will be D72

A Safer & Healthier Care Environment.

Visiting the Expo?
If you are coming to  the event  and could spare some time, would you like and also  be able to help us out to do a stint on the

                                             NASHiCS stand D72.

We are sure that the current help we have lined up at the stand would appreciate a short break during the two days.
You would be very welcome to support them and also the Association.
To raise the profile of health and safety in Social Care.

Contact Chris Jackson –  National Chair in advance on 07840 893512
to offer your help Stand D72

Forum Lancashire

Forum Lancashire report on the day

Evaluation summary
Forum evaluation report Document


NASHiCS is pleased to present a new item.
This is our
first Podcast for you to listen to.
Its title is  “Safer Sharps” . for you to download for your use.
We hear from David Hulton, NASHiCS representative on the
Safer Healthcare &  Biosafety  Network  (formerly the Safer Needles Network), taking part in a Q & A session on the use of Sharps and Sharps injuries.

Listen In – our Safer Sharps Podcast is ready for you.

Virtual events on line.

Just to let you know that it has been decided to pause the fortnightly C and C’s
for the summer, but they will return in Sept.
We will let you know the date when the C&C re-commences.

Covid-19 Messages to All.

There is a wealth of information on the Covid-19 pandemic issued by the four countries of the UK.
We therefore point you to the official web-site links
as shown below.to keep up to date with the changes.
Chris Jackson, National Chair.

 *  Central Government UK. Here Changes from 19th July
 *  Scottish Government.  Here Changes from 19th July – zero
 *  Welsh Government. Here  Changes from 7th August
 *  Northern Ireland Executive. Here Changes from 26th July

 *  Remember to refresh your links each time you access
as situations are changing frequently.

Current Vaccination details as at 29th July 2021

Dose 1 – 46.7m – 88.4% of population UK
Dose 2 – 37.8m – 71.4% of Population UK

Changes to the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (PPER).

HSE is consulting on changes to the PPER 1992. We encourage you to draw the attention of your stakeholders and other interested parties to this consultation launching on Monday 19 July 2021 and running for 4 weeks.
The aim of the consultation is to understand the impact on stakeholders and businesses of extending the scope of the employers’ duties under the PPER to workers and not only employees.
The consultation can be accessed via HSE Consultation Hub from the above date.

The Met Office has issued its first ever Amber Extreme Heat Warning

Tips for keeping cool in hot weather.
With temperatures soaring in parts of Britain this week, make sure you have the right advice and guidance to work safely.
Find out more from their website.

HSE has plenty of guidance on workplace temperature, including:

HSE guidance on risks when cleaning/disinfecting premises using fog, mist or UV treatment.

HSE & public health bodies in England, Wales & Scotland have agreed joint advice on the risks to health from walk-through disinfecting systems for duty holders considering using them to reduce transmission of coronavirus.
Fog, mist, vapour or UV (ultraviolet) treatments may be suitable options to help control the spread of coronavirus.
Any use of these treatments for these purposes should form part of your COVID-19 risk assessment. Users must be competent and properly trained.

COVID-19 PPE until end March 2022.

Unpaid carers, not living with the person they care for are edible to receive FREE
Obtain through the their local authority (LA) or local resilience forum (LRF) .Details

Advice card – ventilation advice for everyone at work

The Scottish Government has issued a new sector advice card with ventilation advice for everyone at work. You can find this, and all previous sector advice cards,
Updated May 2021 here.

e-News issue 119 (July 2021) available for Members.

Next issue 120 due end August 2021.
The latest issue of the e-News for members only is available under News

You are welcome to write any  comments or suggestions concerning the website by contacting the NASHiCS Administrator.
Any items you may think would be of interest to Members would be welcome.