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* 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 2016

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Workers Memorial Day

is commemorated throughout the world and is officially recognised by the UK Government.

In 2017 the theme for the day is Good health and safety for all workers whoever they are and will focus on inequalities in occupational health and the role unions play in narrowing the inequalities gap. The TUC will particularly want to focus on the hidden and new GIG economies, the risks faced by migrant workers and the issues of gender and class.

More about the day


Safety in Care Awards 2017

Nominations Now Open

Just think across all those people you work with in your organisation, in a partner organisation or an associated agency.
There will be someone out there who deserves recognition, that extra praise, or that personal thank you, for their dedication, skill, and commitment to safety and health.

Full details here
It’s in your hands  – make it happen  – you only have until tuesday 4th july 2017


National Health & Safety Conference
for Social Care 2017.

Bookings are now open for the main event.

Date: Tuesday 12th – Wednesday 13th September 2017

Venue:  Hellidon Lakes Golf and Hotel and Spa.

Booking for the main event including main programme, speaker information, special Mock coroner inquest  and the Awards presentation evening NOW OPEN

Scottish Social Care Partners Forum.

The first meeting of the Scotland SCPF was held and it was well attended with Vince Bowles and Tony Priest representing NASHiCS.
As previously reported last year it was agreed that there would be separate forums based in England, Scotland and Wales which  would more accurately reflect the issues appertaining to that country.
The main forum would then meet once each year.
Details of future  minutes & any key  messages for each of the forums would be published on the website.

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.

Additional Guidance for fire safety in residential care homes produced by the National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS) and the Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA) has been updated and is now available. July 2016.
More information and Document Download


World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

In support of the World day for Safety and Health 2017, NASHiCS commits via its membership to this years theme > ” OPTIMIZE THE COLLECTION AND USE OF OSH DATA” and will work to that optimization over the coming year. Poster

More Details


 e-News issue 71 (March 2017) available for members

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


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