Striving to promote excellence of safety and health in care services
Our website is here to help you with Health and safety matters in the care sector.
If you have a question or need advice, start by looking at our documents
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 membership.
Chris Jackson, National Chair.
Events for 2022 – Dates for your diary.
learn NEW ways – deploy NEW skills – forge NEW links
Summer Seminar for Safety and Health in Care Services
Protecting your services – don’t get caught out!
Date: 14th June 2022. Those who attended will receive evaluation & available slides
Advance notice from the event planning group.
Networker – hosted by DAC Beachcroft –
Thursday 1st December, London. Details will follow
Other webinar options, are being debated, for late summer and the autumn,
* Fire Safety
* Infection Prevention Control (IPC)
We will have an outcome of that debate after the next National Executive meeting on the 9th Aug.
Conversation & Catch Up sessions.
Date: The first Tuesday of every month – next is now on Tuesday 5th July 2022.
This session will be hosted by Andy Hollingshead Vice Chair with the headline topics of passenger transport, and physical intervention training
Time: 10:30 to 11:30.
Platform: Zoom. Meeting ID: 881 3909 7333 Pass code: 478823
No charge for the sessions Problems: just ring 07840160030
Open to members and non members just sign in and join the discussion.
Questions; clarifications; views on topics; issues you may have.
Colleagues may have the answer
NASHiCS supports the UK
stand with Ukraine.
National Patient Safety Alert Issued 5th April.
Inadvertent oral administration of potassium permanganate.
Potassium permanganate is routinely used in the NHS as a dilute solution to treat weeping and blistering skin conditions. It is supplied in concentrated forms, either as a ‘tablet’ or a solution, which requires dilution before use. These concentrated forms resemble an oral tablet or drink and if ingested are highly toxic. More
Prime Minister sets out plan for living with COVID
However, the Covid-19 pandemic is “not over”
Following the prime minister’s announcements, the top scientific and medical advisers did warn that Covid can be expected to return in more virulent and dangerous forms.
and urged people testing positive to continue to isolate.
Employer responsibilities to workers regarding the provision of PPE
The Personal Protective Equipment at work (amendment) regulations 2022
interim guidance to help employers identify whether they and their workforce may be impacted by the changes and explains what employers may need to do to prepare for the changes. Read here
Acoustically operated door release mechanisms (AODRM) for holding open fire doors.
National Protection Learning Information Note.
In response to a number of recent enquires, this information note is designed to raise
awareness of the suitability of acoustically operated door release mechanisms (AODRM) when used to hold open (and subsequently release) fire doors in premises
Making sure your Care/Nursing Home is safe from fire.
Providers in care/nursing homes are encouraged to review their fire risk assessments and management arrangements to ensure these are considered. It may be valuable to engage with their Fire Risk Assessors or Local Fire and Rescue Service to gather further advice if they are concerned about fire safety arrangements, staffing levels or emergency plans. Read
e-News issue 129 (June 2022)
available for Members.
Next issue 130 due end July 2022.
Latest issue of the e-News for members only is available under News
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