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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

“The delivery of the IOSH Managing Safely course was perfectly blended between reading and discussion/participation.”

Rolland DG UK Ltd, April 2017

“I attended training for the Emergency First Aid at Work on Tuesday 21st  January 2020. I just wanted to give praise to the gentleman who delivered the course, Matt.  It was hands down the best course I have ever been on.  It was engaging, funny, interesting and full of useful information.  Matt had a wealth of previous experience and knowledge in first aid and this really did make the course what it was. It is great to have training delivered by someone who has first hand knowledge of the subject. His stories will stay with me and inspired me to continue my personal development in relation to first aid. He really was first class! Thank you again.”

Action on Hearing Loss (AOHL), January 2020

“The First Aid at Work Re-qualification course was helpful in reviewing changes in practice over the last 3 years. The defibrillator training will potentially help more people sooner. Matt made everyone feel at ease & the group integrated and engaged quickly”

The Limes Children's Centre, April 2017

“Attended the Level 3 Paediatric First Aid training: Big thank you to matt, fantastic trainer, passionate, caring & brought the training to life with his experience and personality.”

Survive, April 2017

“Fantastic! So useful and really important – everyone should do it! (First Aid)”

Bristol University, 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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