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National Conference 2017

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National Chair Annual Report 2017

National Health and Safety Conference for Social Care 2017

Here is a synopsis of the the presentations during the two days together with a selection of photos taken at the time.
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NB Delegates to the conference would have received more details and photos together with a copy of the evaluation summary.


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.

Who is eligible for a free flu vaccination


The Gas Safe Charity’s UK wide carbon monoxide (CO) workshop programme is being expanded for 2018.

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


Britain’s annual injury and ill health statistics released by HSE.

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.


Risk of death and severe harm from ingestion of super absorbent polymer gel granules

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.
Document download


Revised Additional Guidance to Fire Safety Risk Assessment Residential Care Premises.

More information and Document Download


 e-News issue 79 (November 2017) available for members

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

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