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NASHiCS Andy Hollingshead Vice Chair Welcome. Mission: To promote and improve safety and health in care practice by providing a sharing and networking.

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1 NASHiCS Andy Hollingshead Vice Chair Welcome

2 Mission: 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.

3 Membership Independent Care Sector Providers Voluntary Sector Private Home owners Safety Advisers & Managers Government Departments Suppliers

4 What we do? Share ideas and information to help members, including policy advice – Networkers Involvement with the development of national initiatives e.g. Fire Safety Learning & Development Forum & Exhibition Seminars (free to members) E-news letter and web-site forum Guidance Documents – e.g. Medication

5 Sensible risk, improved opportunities

6 Official Health & Safety Bans

7 Stoke post box closed after 60 years... because of health and safety! ​ The post box in Stoke town centre has been taped up after Royal Mail declared it unsafe because of its location

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10 Aaron, 17 — known to pals as “Wheels” — is the first person ever to perform a backflip in a wheelchair. He learned the feat at the age of 14 and had it accepted by the World Records Academy last year. Aaron, who was born with spina bifida and has been in a chair since he was three, said: “It feels awesome to have the record. “Being in a wheelchair is like carrying your skateboard with you.”

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13 Assisting a person to bathe or shower in their own home. ActivityHazardRisk L M H Control Measure Filling the bath with water Provide any necessary assistance to and from and into the bathing area (minimal assistance) Scalds/burns from hot water. Potential back/upper body strain. Injury caused by slipping on the wet floor. M L/M M Water temperature to be taken prior to assisting with bathing (add hot water to cold). NHS recommend a maximum of 43 degrees Carers to adopt a good posture – consider appropriate manual handling training if necessary. Carers to wear appropriate clothing and footwear Carers to ensure that floors are dry, and spillages are cleared up immediately. Carry out specific needs risk assessments if necessary Consider the persons privacy and dignity at all times ActivityHazardRisk L M H Control Measure Remaining Risk L M H Filling the bath with water Provide any necessary assistance to and from and into the bathing area (minimal assistance) Scalds/burns from hot water. Potential back/upper body strain. Injury caused by slipping on the wet floor. M L/M M Water temperature to be taken prior to assisting with bathing (add hot water to cold). NHS recommend a maximum of 43 degrees Carers to adopt a good posture – consider appropriate manual handling training if necessary. Carers to wear appropriate clothing and footwear Carers to ensure that floors are dry and spillages are cleared up immediately. Carry out specific needs risk assessments if necessary Consider the persons privacy and dignity at all times LL LLL L

14 Risk Taking is fun? NoYes

15 And finally....

16 NASHiCS Response:- Social Care, not ‘closed’ because of Health & Safety: We are ‘open’ because of Health & Safety

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