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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.National Chair Annual Report 2014
Safety in Care Awards 2014
The awards were presented at the special anniversary Luncheon during the NASHiCS Learning and Development Forum held at the Kassam Stadium Oxford.
More details may be found >> Members Achievements.
Fire Door Safety Week 15th – 21st September 2014
Fire doors save lives and property. Fire Door Safety Week is all about raising awareness of this critical element of fire safety in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building.
WHAT FIRE DOORS DO
Fire doors save lives and property
They are part of a building’s passive fire protection system and are fundamental to most fire strategies for buildings
They provide critical protection within a building such as escape routes (stairs and corridors) and places of relative safety, and in separating different fire hazards in a building
WHAT’S IMPORTANT ABOUT FIRE DOORS?
To save lives, fire doors must work correctly
They must be tested and third-party certificated to …………..
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Consultation on draft Approved Code of Practice (ACOP): Safe use of lifting equipment (L113)
This consultative document seeks your views on the revised version of the Approved Code of Practice (L113) relating to the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER).
This consultation ends on 14 October 2014.
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. More>>
Health and Safety in Care Homes (HSG220) is published.
The guidance is aimed at those providing and managing care homes. It has been extensively rewritten, with a number of new topics, and brings together key messages on risks to both workers and residents. Details HSG 220
Social Care Partners Forum.
WHAT IS THE SOCIAL CARE PARTNERS FORUM (SCPF)?
The SCPF exists to promote consistency, proportionality and an integrated approach to health and safety with quality of care. Our remit extends to both service users and staff. We aim to give well-informed and authoritative answers to questions about ‘what social care providers are expected to do’ that will satisfy providers, regulators & commissioners.
Check the Key messages from the last meeting here>>
Meeting are held three times per year.
Of the three task & finish groups Chris Jackson, NASHiCS Chair became Chair of the Sensible Management of Risk. The other groups cover Mapping & Commissioning aspects.Future meeting dates for Forum will be in Events/Committees.
Interactive CD – Management of legionella in Hot and Cold Water Systems – Care Homes.
If any Member or Non member would like a complimentary copy of this excellent interactive CD please order on-line only. A charge of £2.50 will be required to cover the postage and packing. Regret unable to provide invoices for this item.
e-News issue 43 (August) now available for members.
The latest issue of the e-News for members is available under News