NASHiCS today

History – The NASHiCS Story

The National Association for Safety and Health in Care Services (NASHiCS) focuses on the many aspects of health and safety affecting the care sector.

NASHiCS was formed in October 2004 from the National Social Care Health and Safety Forum. It was formally constituted in June 2006, but has been in existence under other names since May 1996.

The Association and its members deal with regulatory bodies such as the HSE; along with topics including:-

  • Transport for the disabled
  • Communicable disease control
  • Legionella
  • Falls prevention
  • Manual handling techniques
  • Restraint
  • Hot water
  • Dealing with aggression
  • Lifting aids
  • Fire safety
  • Stress
  • First-aid

Along with issues such as safety training, building design and smoking.

NASHiCS membership has members throughout the whole of the UK. It celebrated its 10th Anniversary in 2014

Membership is open to everyone in the social care sector and is seeking to develop national links with other institutions, government departments, enforcement agencies, and other care sector regulatory bodies in the care sector.

To promote and improve safety and health in care practice by providing a sharing and networking forum to encourage the development and adoption of the highest professional standards.

Join NASHiCS today. ‘Association’ Membership Grades.

  • Corporate Membership,Annual  £199.00
    which shall be open to any agency engaged in any aspect of health and safety. Corporate Members may be represented at meetings by any person they may wish to.
    Details of a further 3 ‘Corporate Additional’ named colleagues may be placed on the membership database and receive updates and information as the main representative.
  • Individual Full Membership,Annual £65
    which shall be open to any individual engaged in any aspect of health and safety within or for an agency. Where two or more persons hold the same post in an official job share arrangement, they may jointly hold one
    (Full access to membership benefits)

Additional membership grades for 2018

  • Individual Associate Membership. Annual £15
    Open to any person who is a carer (i.e: friend or family member, or volunteer or unpaid) or who works as a care giver, is a student, or represents those employed in the sector (limited access to membership benefits)
  • Individual Retired Membership. Annual £35
    Open to any current Full Member who has retired from normal employment

Full details may be found in the Constitution

Membership can be purchased online.

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If you have any queries regarding membership, please e-mail

or call on 07840 160 030

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