Our team of consultants, trainers and administration staff are an eclectic mix from a wide variety of professional backgrounds. Whether you require training and consultancy in first aid or fire safety, medication or manual handling, construction advice or catering we can help!
“There were lots of giggles throughout the day that made the training more enjoyable (First Aid Infants and Children for Carers at Home). It was a good reminder of emergency proceedures”,
Grad. IOSH, MIIRSM, Director and Consultant
Following a successful career with the NHS as a Training & Development Officer training staff across all levels in topics such as first aid, manual handling, fire and general safety, Danny founded Acorn Health & Safety in 2000 to establish a broad range of training and consultancy services to public and private sector businesses.
“I’m passionate about safety and proud of the grounded pragmatic approach we take to help organisations and staff ensure health & safety is on their agenda.”
A founding Director of Acorn Health & Safety, Sarah has 12 years critical care nursing experience and has been a manual handling trainer/advisor for 11 years. She is involved in the delivery of clinical skills and manual handling training and provides manual handling advice.
“I love it when I see a participant have a ‘light bulb moment’ and I know they have got it.”
Trudi became Office Manager at Acorn in April 2010 and enjoys various aspects of the job on a day to day basis. She brings with her 23 years’ experience of working for a transport logistics company with varied roles covering finance, transport operations, quality control, training and business development.
“I like to feel that I can help to make the process of enquiring and booking training an easy and pleasant experience”
CMIOSH. Health & Safety Consultant
Philip has been a mechanical and electrical design engineer for 15 years before looking to specialise in safety. He started as a full-time H&S Manager in 2004 in building maintenance and construction for a Bristol based building maintenance company. He has also had experience in providing H&S support for education providers, manufacturing companies, Local Authorities and disability and ecological charities.
Philip joined Acorn Health & Safety in May 2022 as a consultant and provides health and safety advice and documentation on a retained service basis to the clients of Acorn Health & Safety Ltd within the manufacturing, construction, associated trades, healthcare, education and charity sectors.
Philip holds The NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health, The IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management and Assessment, and the IEMA Diploma in Sustainable Business Practices. Philip has experience in implementing safety systems and delivering ISO 9001 (Quality Management systems), 14001 (Environmental Management systems), and 18001 (now 45001 H&S Management systems).
Health & Safety Consultant, Fire Risk Assessor and Trainer
Jen particularly enjoys coaching clients to implement Health and Safety Management Systems and achieve successful audit outcomes and enjoys helping clients to feel clear about what they need to do and helps them identify key priorities to focus on.
In her spare time she likes paddleboarding, running, cycling and swimming and has a passion for workplace mental health.
Martin has been training life guards in the leisure industry for over 20 years, and in addition over the last 14 years he has been involved in apprenticeship training within the leisure sector, this included training gym instructors and personal trainers on how to lift correctly and teach others to do the same. He also had the role of internal quality assurance and worked with City and Guilds as an external quality assurer. In a voluntary capacity he is a mentor to new trainers within the RLSS.
Martin joined Acorn in August 2018 as a first aid and manual handling trainer, he has also taken on the role of overseeing the update of course presentations and carrying out trainer observations.
"I enjoy seeing people progress though a course gaining in confidence, and leave ready to put their new skills into action."
Nigel has previously held the roles of; Food Production Manager at Southmead Hospital, Assistant College Lecturer in Food Safety and an instructor in First Aid and related subjects. After working for other training organisations, he joined Acorn Safety in 2007 as our Training Manager. In 2013, having completed 18 months of study, he was awarded a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety practice when he then joined our Consultancy team. He has now returned back to his training roots as one of our most experienced trainers.
“I would like to think that there are people who are out there who have received first aid because of the training and knowledge I have passed on to others.”
Amy joined Acorn in April 2017 and brings a wealth of experience in Sales and customer service from the Hotel industry
"I’m passionate about partnering with customers to deliver excellent customer service and product knowledge, and making the booking process as easy as possible, ensuring we exceed all of our customers expectations.”