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Health & Safety Training and Consultancy

At Acorn we have a passion for health and safety and our dedicated and experienced team are here to help. Located in Bristol and working across the South West and beyond over 18,000 delegates and 350 businesses attend our courses or use our consultancy services every year.


We are still working hard,  continuing to support businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our live streamed training courses have been well received and achieved some fantastic levels of interaction with delegates. Our e-learning course offering has grown significantly in popularity and we are now back providing face to face in house and open course training for all delegates with appropriate controls in place, including a COVID-19 self-declaration form for all delegates and trainers.
You can find a copy of our completed Covid-19 Risk Assessment here (Version 7 – Last updated November 2020)
In addition to training we are working with a wide range of businesses supporting their return to the workplace and equally those continuing to work from home. This includes undertaking various audits, including COVID-19 risk assessment and advising on appropriate control measures, reassuring staff and COVID-19 audits to review the effectiveness of the controls in place. All audits are carried out to comply with government guidance and businesses legal duties.


*IMPORTANT INFORMATION* We have recently revised our guidance regarding the wearing of face masks. From 1st August 2020 it became mandatory to wear face masks during practical elements of the course however delegates may choose to wear a face covering throughout the course. This applies to our First Aid and Manual Handling courses, where 2m social distancing cannot be maintained. If you are attending any of our courses, please can you ensure you bring your own 3 ply face mask (Please see examples of approved mask style below). Fabric masks and face coverings are not acceptable for the practical elements.



Here you can also download our FREE DSE (Display Screen Equipment) Working from Home Assessment form and our FREE Working Safely during coronavirus checklist

“Excellent training course, made me feel at ease. Very thorough, told me lots I didn’t know, gave me confidence”

Carer, Nov 2019

“Good, interesting, having had lots of previous medication training I can honestly say this has been the most information and interesting”

Wiltshire Council, July 2019

“The part of the Level 3 Paediatric Fist Aid training I found most helpful was the CPR section and, understanding it in more depth, it’s really clicked this time! It’s given me confidence and solidified my previous knowledge. I love the focus on simplicity, a great presentation in language I understand.”

KIDS, March 2017

“Each and every part of the Asbestos Awareness course showed how ignorant I was concerning asbestos. I will ensure that work done in our premises will be done and recorded properly.”

St Ursula's Academy, April 2017

“I have always found Acorn trainers and organisation to be very knowledgeable and informative”


“Matt was brilliant at keeping the course light hearted but informative. Worked to the needs of the group.”


Accolade Wines, July 2019

Health and Safety Consultancy

Whether you require support with a one-off assessment or a complete health and safety management system we can help.

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Health and Safety Training

With over 60 different courses including a range of accredited programmes, bespoke courses and e-learning we’ve the right course for you and your staff.

Download your FREE Winter Safety checklist PDF HERE and help identify whether you are doing everything you should be to keep your employees and business/organisation safe and on the right side of the law during the harsh winter months.


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  The champagne is still on ice and our 20th anniversary birthday cake is now a little stale, but what a year we’ve had!   I’m immensely proud of our staff team, who’ve worked so hard to support our customers and ensure continued safe delivery of training...

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