Welcome to NASHiCS


Striving to promote excellence of safety and health in care services.

Chris Jackson with the Lord Mayor of Oxford at the NASHiCS Anniversary Forum 2014

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.

Rosemary Rogers,HME ltd

Rosemary Rogers

Lynda Goldsmith

Lynda Goldsmith

Richard Walder

Richard  Walder

Darren Allsobrook

Darren Allsobrook

Winners and Sponsors

Winners and Sponsors

More details  may be found >> Members Achievements.


Bookings are now open for Networker Yorkshire.

Date: 4th November 2014.
Open to Members and Non members. No Charge.
Title: Regulations, Reporting and use of Hoists and Slings.

Full programme     here>>

Note limit of 20 bookings for this regional event.


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.

This is a result of our involvement in the consultation when the product was being developed.
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 44 (September) now available for members.

The latest issue of the e-News for members 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.