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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.officesafety
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 2016

     “Know your Landscape – Safety and Health Matters”

Logo final for ForumNashics presents a series of safety Forums across the UK
Edinburgh  – Cardiff – Lincoln  – Belfast
  • Who should attend:
    Anyone with responsibility for health and safety in the care sector;.
    Owners and managers of care homes, independent hospitals/care villages;
    Providers of community based services and housing; Small, independent and not-for-profit care providers; Health and safety suppliers to the care sector;
    Executives with responsibility for health and safety in residential and day care homes, healthcare,social care and charitable care organisations.

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Forum series continue with Lincoln

Tuesday13th September at the Double Tree Hotel in Lincoln.

Programme addition.
Lessons to be learned for the Operation Jasmine investigation.
Dr.Margaret Flynn’s review “In Search of Accountability” is publicly available.
Margaret has agreed to present at our Forum in Lincoln on the 13th Sept.and include “What happens after the scandals?”

Programme Lincoln

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Bookings and information – Here   

Member discount will apply.

Forum visits Northern Ireland

Tuesday 4th October at the Europa Hotel in Belfast

Full details and programme now issued

Programme Belfast

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Bookings and information – Here
Members discount will apply.

Networker London – Date for your Diary.

Date: 30th November 2016.
Venue: Pinsent Masons Offices Crown Place EC2A 4EB
Sponsor: Our thanks to Pinsent Masons LLP for hosting this event.
Time:11:00am- 3:00pm
Programme: Provisional The legal day.
Includes presentations from Health & Safety Lawyers, QC & from Crown Office Chambers.

Bookings open from October.

Free to Members and Non members.

Additional Guidance 2016017
Revised Additional Guidance to Fire Safety Risk Assessment Residential Care Premises.

NASHiCS is pleased to announce that the Additional Guidance for fire safety in residential care homes has been updated and is now available.

Whilst the original version remains valid, the amended version contains further guidance on staff remaining with a resident in the event of fire.
The additional guidance was produced by the National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS) and the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA)

More information and Document Download

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13A electrical socket inserts (socket covers or protectors)

In certain circumstances, the use of plastic 13A electrical socket inserts (sold as safety accessories), can overcome the safety features designed into socket outlets.

13A electrical socket inserts should not be used in health or social care premises, nor supplied for use in a home or residence.
Any socket inserts currently in use should be withdrawn and responsibly disposed.
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New Minister for Health and Safety.

Penny Mordaunt MP has been appointed as Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work with responsibility for oversight of HSE, at the Department for Work and Pensions.Penny Mordaunt

This new title reflects the broader portfolio she is taking on, which will include all areas related to supporting disabled people and those with long-term health conditions

e-News issue 64 (July/August 2016) available for members

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

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