Welcome to NASHiCS

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

Chris Jackson CMIOSH, National Chair

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

National Learning and Development Forum 2014.

Join us in celebrating our 10th Anniversary as the only UK forum dedicated to everyone with a responsibility for Health and Safety in Social Care.

Title: Safety Leadership – Delivers Success.
Dates: 10th and 11th September 2014.
10th pm – Oxford Historic Town Hall
for a ‘mock trial’ of a legal case for health and safety.- Advice,guidance & witness first hand how to manage a difficult situation which you could find yourself in.

10th Evening - Oriel College. Special Anniversary dinner in traditional surroundings of the College, tour behind the scenes, 3 course dinner and complete with speaker.

11th Day - De Vere Venue at Kassam Stadium National Learning and Development Forum celebrating 10 years of the Association with Guest speaker presentations, Breakout sessions and the presentation of the Safety in Care awards  at the luncheon.

What you can expect: Networking, Safety in Care Awards Luncheon, New ideas from the Suppliers, Interactive breakout sessions, expert speakers, Good Practice.

What you can do, Who you will hear, What will be covered, Why and Who should  attend, Where you can stay, Directions and the Options you may choose to suit your budget and interest.

                                                          To find out

Certain packages for the event are no longer available.

If you still want to join us contact the events team online to avoid disappointment

Register and book now

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.


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 42 (July) 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.