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

Southampton Networker for Members & Non members.

Date: Wednesday 11th March 2015.
Venue: Offices of Bond Dickinson,
Oceana House, 39-49 Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1GA
Title: Legal update, Regulatory Inspections.
Time:  Commence 12:30pm for 12:45pm until 4.00pm.

Provision of Lunch and Beverages during the event will be made.
There will be no charge for this Networker to anyone who wishes to attend.

Programme,Directions and Booking Form Here>>

Spring Seminar 2015 and A G M.

Date: April 21st 2015.
Venue: Telford Hotel and Golf Resort.
Title: ” to Fall or not to Fall? – a key safety matter for the Care Sectors.

A Seminar with a focus on Falls  from beds; from windows; on stairs; of carers;

Flyer Programme: Telford Flyer

Members have some free places and for Non members there is a small charge.

Bookings now open January 2015:

Cold Weather Plan 2014/15

The Cold Weather Plan for England
Protecting health and reducing harm from cold weather

Members – Information on Winter Gritting / Snow Clearing can be found in the Safety Information Portal Briefing notes -

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>>

Social Care Partners Forum.


The SCPF exists to promote consistency, proportionality and an integrated approach to health and safety with quality of care which extends to both service users and staff. 
The aim is 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 21st October 2014  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 46 (November/December) 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.