Welcome to NASHiCS


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.Electricty
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.
  • Following a full house at Cardiff the

Forum series continue with Lincoln

Each programme is different.

Tuesday13th September at the Double Tree Hotel in Lincoln.

Programme addition.
Lessons to be learned for the Operation Jasmine investigation.
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

Full details and programme will be issued in July

Northern Ireland

Tuesday 4th October at the Europa Hotel in Belfast

Full details and programme will be issued in July
You can of course book for the events now  – Go to the events tab.

Dates for your diary   General flyer3


Date: 30th November 2016.

Venue: Central London: Venue TBA.

Time: 12:30 – 4:00pm

Programme; Details shortly.

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 available from today.

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

Winterbourne View – Time for a change

Transforming the commissioning of services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism.
A report by the Transforming Care and Commissioning
Steering Group, chaired by Sir Stephen Bubb – 2014    Here>>


Forum Edinburgh March.Logo final for Forum

Following a successful day in Scotland the delegates that attended have been sent copies of the evaluation results together with the  photographs at the event
It was refreshing to see delegates from all parts of Scotland and from as far a field as Suffolk, Hull, London and the West Midlands.
Thanks for making the journeys to support the event.

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 7th March 2016 Here>>
Minutes issued from Main meeting 1st July 2015
Members section Finance& Admin

e-News issue 61 (April 2016) 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.