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.
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 2015

Scotland Networker – Aberdeen for Members & Non Members.

Date: Tuesday 2nd June 2015.
Venue:Offices of Bond Dickinson, 13 Albyn Terrace Aberdeen AB10 1YP
Title: Legal update, Recent Cases and  Regulatory changes affecting
Health & safety in Social Care.
Workplace Driving.
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>>

NOTE Numbers for this venue are on a strict limit of 12 on a first come basis

North East Networker- Newcastle for Members and Non Members.

Date: Wednesday 1st July 2015.
Venue: Offices of Bond Dickinson,
St Ann’s Wharf, 112 Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DX
Title: Legal Update: Working in Service Users’ Homes.
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.

Bookings now open.
Programme,Directions and Booking Form Here>>

National Learning and Development Forum 2015.

Date: Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th September 2015.
Venue: Holiday Inn, Stratford upon Avon.

Highlight topics, more information and how to reserve your place Here>>

Attend the UK’s only Forum dedicated to everyone with a responsibility for Health and safety in Social care.

Safety Information Portal.

Two new Briefing Notes have now been issued  for Members.
“Running a Minibus” and “Electricity”  – What do I have to do?
Revised  is “Occupational Stress” - What do I have to do?

Heatwave Plan for England.

The Heatwave Plan for England is intended to protect the population from heat-related harm to health. Document here>>

Memorandum of Understanding between the Care Quality Commission, the Health and Safety Executive and Local Authorities in England.

This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) applies to both health and adult social care in England.
It comes into effect on 1 April 2015,to reflect the new enforcement powers granted to
the Care Quality Commission (CQC) by the Regulated Activities Regulations 2014.
It replaces the 2012 Liaison Agreement between CQC and the HSE that applied solely to healthcare
It outlines the respective responsibilities of CQC, HSE and Local Authorities (LAs) when dealing with health and safety incidents in the health and adult social care sectors, and the principles that will be…. 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 meeting18th February 2015 here>>
Minutes of the meeting 21st October 2014 here>>

e-News issue 50 (April 2015) 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.