About Acorn Health and Safety
“I’ve been on a first aid course at the uni of Bristol for the last 3 days with a trainer called Matt. I just wanted to email to say that he gave us some of the best first aid training I’ve ever experienced (and honestly, some of the best teaching I’ve ever received full stop) – everyone I spoke to during the course agreed with me that he was engaging, patient, personable and knowledgeable. The time passed so quickly because it was clear how much he cared and how much he wanted to give us his knowledge, not just because it was his job but because he, personally, wanted us to be well equipped to give people first aid in real life. Thank you for sending him! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to my colleagues, friends and family, both as a trainer and a first aider.”
EH, 23rd August 2018
Where did Acorn start?
Danny and Sarah founded Acorn Health & Safety in 1999, following successful careers in the NHS. Danny having worked as a Training and Development Officer and Sarah as a Registered Nurse with a specialist interest in critical care at North Bristol NHS Trust.
Danny’s passion for health and safety training in subjects including first aid, manual handling, fire safety and general safety set the basis of the business. Together with Sarah’s clinical skills and expertise Acorn’s training and consultancy services grew to meet the needs of businesses across many specialist areas.
Danny and Sarah continued recruiting health and safety consultants and trainers with specialist knowledge in construction, building trades and hospitality, broadening our offering, services and expertise. Please see all our complete list of industry sectors for more information.
Today Acorn Health & Safety provides over 60 courses in first aid, fire safety, food safety, manual handling and health and safety as well as a number of specialist courses for the construction and healthcare sectors. We train over 18000 people a year, from over 350 businesses throughout Bristol, the South West and all over the UK.
We’ve a staff team of over twenty knowledgeable, dedicated consultants, trainers and administrators ready and willing to answer any questions you may have.
Why do our customers choose us?
For over sixteen years Acorn has been providing consultancy and training to wide and varied group of clients from international blue chip companies through to local businesses.
We don’t just ‘sell’ training and consultancy, well we do, but only after taking the time to ensure that’s it’s the right fit for your business and staff. We take time to build relationships with clients and like to get to know you and your business. Mention coffee and biscuits and you have our attention.
Our team understand that health and safety is challenging for many businesses with often confusing legislation and varying requirements amongst insurers, regulators and purchasers. Where specialist or additional consultancy service are required on specialist topics such as fire, construction, asbestos, noise, manual handling and legionella, we can also help.
We provide open training courses from our training centre in Warmley conveniently situated between Bristol and Bath with good access to the M4 / 5. Alternatively, all of our course can be delivered in house at your premises or other suitable location.
What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?
We promise always to provide honest advice and great training, our team are passionate about safety and here to help. Our admin team are friendly, knowledgeable and able to answer most questions. If they can’t they’ll put you through to a health and safety consultant of find out the answer and get back to you as soon as they are able.
We’ll be responsive to enquiries received and always respond to e-mail and phone calls in a timely manner. We take the time to listen and strive always to get it right, if we don’t we’ll apologise and do what’s necessary to put things right.