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Chris Jackson, National Chair
See the NASHiCS Video National Chair Annual Report 2017
Events Programme for 2018
We start the series of events for the year.
Date:Wednesday 14th March
Venue: DAC Beachcroft LLP Offices Leeds.
Time: 10:30am – 4:00pm
Title Maintaining Compliance and Keeping Ahead of Current Risks
Refreshments and Lunch are provided as part of the day
This Networker is open to Members and Non Members
Why not join us in Leeds?. There is NO charge for this event
For full details including Programme directions and booking: Here
A warning alert has been issued on the risk of death and severe harm from failure to obtain and continue flow from oxygen cylinders.
Issued 9th January 2018. Details of the Alert
Who is eligible for a free flu vaccination
The free flu vaccinations will be available to:
Health and social care staff, employed by a registered residential care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from exposure to influenza, meaning those patients/clients in a clinical risk group or aged 65 years and over.
The Gas Safe Charity is running a free, interactive half day workshop (10am – 1.00pm with lunch) to help organisations in your area become more aware of the sources, signs and symptoms of Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning, understand what to do if you suspect CO may be present and learn of resources that can help you raise awareness.
NASHiCS is happy to support this programme.
There are 10 dates and venues throughout the UK. Details
The latest annual injury and ill health statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show 1.3 million workers were suffering from work related ill-health and there were 609,000 workplace injuries in 2016/17.
The figures show that while Britain remains one of the safest places to work, there is still work to do to drive figures down. Read.
A warning alert has been issued around the risk of death and severe harm from ingestion of super absorbent polymer gel granules.
Details of the Alert
NFCC Specialised Housing Fire Guidance
The NFCC Specialised Housing Guidance has been launched providing recommendations designed to protect residents of specialised housing from fire.
Revised Additional Guidance to Fire Safety Risk Assessment Residential Care Premises.
More information and Document Download
Here is a synopsis of the the presentations during the two days together with a selection of photos taken at the time. Details
e-News issue 80 (January 2018) available for members
The latest issue of the e-News for members only is available under News