Welcome to NASHiCS


Striving to promote excellence of safety and health in care services.

Chris Jackson CMIOSH, National Chair

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.


Regional Networker Midlands and AGM.

Date:     Wednesday 14th May 2014.
Venue: 
Horsley Lodge Nr. Derby.
Title:
    ‘Sensible Risk Management – Suitable Risk Assessment’

If Health & Safety is your priority and the Care Sector your responsibility this afternoon event homing on Risk Assessment is for you.

Need to know More? Whether you are a NASHiCS member or not you are welcome to attend at no charge.
There is Nosh and natter at the Free Buffet Lunch.
Speakers from the HSE, LG Regulator and Dimensions (UK) will lead the afternoon.

Flyer, Programme, Directions and booking form here>>
Numbers are limited for this event Book Now

The Annual General Meeting for members  will be held after the networker ends.


NASHiCS Safety in Care Awards 2014

In this our 10th Anniversary year and several successful years of awards under our belt we are pleased to announce that this years awards are now open with an added category.

Do you know someone whose dedication deserves recognition?

Nominate them now for a Safety in Care Award.
These awards are open to everyone; Members and non Members who work in the social care sector.

For full details of the awards, a copy of the criteria and  nomination form which can be  can be downloaded or if you require a hard copy, Click here>>
Remember the closing date for nominations is 3rd June 2014


Social Care Partners Forum.

WHAT IS THE SOCIAL CARE PARTNERS FORUM (SCPF)?

The SCPF exists to promote consistency, proportionality and an integrated approach to health and safety with quality of care.  Our remit extends to both service users and staff.  We aim to give well-informed and authoritative answers to questions about ‘what social care providers are expected to do’ that will satisfy providers, regulators and commissioners of services.
More details on the last meeting of the SCPF can be found on the click  here>>
Chris Jackson our National Chair represented NASHiCS.
Meeting are held three times per year.
Of the three task & finish groups Chris Jackson became Chair of the Sensible Management of Risk. The next meeting of this group being held on 8th April. The other groups cover Mapping & Commissioning aspects.
Future meeting dates for this Forum will be found in Events tab /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 39 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.