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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 5 – Last updated 29/07/20)
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 will be 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 most effective manual handling training session I have undertaken.”

Carmarthen Dialysis Unit, April 2017

“I would recommend this organisation to anyone, Matt made me feel more confident and comfortable.”

Summerhill Academy, August 2019

“The general consensus is that the course was very good with excellent training props, particularly for catastrophic bleeds, blocked airway & use of defibrillators.  A very worthwhile & relevant course.”


“Brilliant pace and refreshers are so important, especially when it has been a while since training – it is good for your own confidence!”


“Very friendly and knowledgeable instructor. I appreciated that the course was tailored to our needs”


WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Oct 2019

“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

“Sarah was amazing, couldn’t fault her training!”

Saltway Centre, August 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 Working Safely during Coronavirus 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 pandemic.


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