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.
The National Chair, National Executive on Members behalf send their deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen on the death of her husband Prince Philip
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”
Missed the last webinar?
For those who could not view Carer Safety Caring Safely on 16th March but would like to view the recorded webinar, the link can be found here
Virtual events on line.
****Conversation and Catch Up. (C&C)
Join us for our free fortnightly live virtual conversation & catch up to discuss topical issues. Members and Non Members welcome.
Join us at the next C&C Tuesday 13th April 2021.
****More dates planned:
Tuesday on 27th April: 11th, 25th May.
Time:10.30am to 11.30 am via Zoom.
A chance to see & chat with fellow members about the issue of the day, share a solution, or just find out what’s going on ! (don’t forget bring your beverage of choice)
For further details & how to sign for these free events Click here
New events added.
*****Webinar – Wellbeing & Mental Health for Social Care.
Date: Tuesday 13th April 2021
Cost: Free to Members and non members
Programme: Speakers & to Book: Here
Overview: During this webinar take the opportunity to consider your organisations position on these far reaching topics. As they move up the agenda, reflect & hear some initial thoughts around health & wellbeing, strategically & locally, alongside managing our greater use of digital platforms & how the HSE approaches this area of workplace health.
Bookings for the above event close at 12noon Monday 12th April.
****Webinar – Mock Court Case.
Date: Tuesday 11th May 2021
Time: 1.30pm to 4.00pm
Cost: Free to Members and non members
Overview: Mock Court Case.This will be an insightful and interactive webinar and we would be delighted if you can attend to join the discussion
To book – TBC
Covid-19 Message to All.
There is a wealth of information on the Covid-19 pandemic issued by the four countries of the UK.
To date NASHiCS published below items mainly concerning Health & Safety in the Care sector.
We therefore point you to the official web-site links for the 4 Countries of the UK as shown below.
Chris Jackson, National Chair.
You will see that we now refer you to the following links.
* Central Government UK. https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
* Scottish Government. https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
* Welsh Government. https://gov.wales/coronavirus
* Northern Ireland Executive. https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/coronavirus
* Health & Safety Executive (HSE.)https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/index.htm
* Care Inspectorate Scotland.
* Care Inspectorate Wales. https://careinspectorate.wales/
* The Regulation & Improvement Authority (Northern Ireland).
* Care Quality Commission (CQC). Public Information.
* Care Quality Commission (CQC). Provider Information.
* National Health Service (NHS).
* Health Protection Scotland.
* Health Service Wales.
* NI Direct https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19.
Remember to refresh your links each time you access as situations are changing frequently.
Legionnaires’ disease: lockdown risks and reopening safely. CIEH.
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, there is the potential for an increased number of people to be susceptible to Legionnaires’ disease due to a compromised respiratory system during or after infection with COVID -19. Details
HSE publishes updated guidance on risks when disinfecting premises during Covid -19.
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.
Cleaning premises using fog, mist or UV treatment.
Fog, mist, vapour or UV (ultraviolet) treatments may be suitable options to help control the spread of coronavirus, by cleaning and disinfecting a larger space or room.
Any use of these treatments for these purposes should form part of your COVID-19 risk assessment.
Users must be competent and properly trained.
Documents relating to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme. Details.
Click on image to see this video aimed at everyone who has the COVID-19 vaccine to help them understand why it is important to continue to follow the hands, face, space and ventilate guidelines. Details
32.2 million vaccinations 1st dose completed. as@11th April
7.5 million vaccinations 2nd dose completed.
Restricting Workforce movement between Care Homes and other care settings.
The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) have published new guidance for care home providers on limiting staff movement between settings in all but exceptional circumstances to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
You can read the guidance on the GOV.UK website
Actions for care colleagues testing positive for COVID-19
“Under no circumstances should care staff who have tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of whether they are displaying symptoms or not, work in a care setting until the legally required period of self-isolation has ended. Read more
This guide explains how to test yourself using Lateral Flow tests (LFD) and self-report results to the NHS. It is specifically for Care Home staff & Care Home managers who are self-testing at home.Get more help at http://www.gov.uk/covid19-self-test-help including demonstration videos and instructions in alternative languages.
Step by step guide details 03/02/21
e-News issue 115 (March 2021) available for Members.
Next issue 115due end April 2021.
The latest issue of the e-News for members only is available under News
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