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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.

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National Chair Annual Report 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.

Risk of death and severe harm from ingestion of super absorbent polymer gel granules

A warning alert has been issued around the risk of death and severe harm from ingestion of super absorbent polymer gel granules.
Details of the Alert

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 74 (June 2017) available for members

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

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