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!
“One of the best sessions I have attended. Interesting, interactive and not too seriously delivered. 10/10”
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 9 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”
Health & Safety Consultant
Brian has been a manufacturing and logistics professional for over 25 years before looking to specialise in safety. Having worked in General Manager and Regional Manager positions for a number of businesses within the food, confectionary and agriculture sectors overseeing both manufacturing and transport operations before moving into health and safety management in 2019.
Brian joined Acorn Health & Safety in 2019 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.
Brian holds The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health, The NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety, The NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management and the IOSH Managing Safely and Working Safely certificates. He has completed the Site Management Safety Training Scheme for construction certificate. Brian has experience in implementing safety systems and managing teams to deliver ISO 90001 (Quality Management systems), 14001 (Environmental Management systems), 18001 (now 45001 H&S Management systems) and 50001 (Energy Management systems).
“I really enjoy helping our customers to develop their safety systems and routines to achieve their goals in compliance, good practice and accreditation.”
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).
Ayshea Ware – RGN
Ayshea has been in nursing for over 20 years specialising in acute medicine and renal/transplant. For the last 12 years she has been working as a manual handling adviser and has a diploma in back care management and the NEBOSH certificate for health and safety.
“I love seeing the ‘lightbulb’ moment when people understand why the training/advice is important and how by following it they can keep themselves and patients safe.”
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."
Sarah qualified as a first aider in 1988 and has practical experience in administering first aid at large gatherings and on building sites! She has been involved in training since 1999 and specialised in first aid training since 2006.
“I love to help people gain the confidence to handle an emergency situation effectively, and to enjoy the learning process!”
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.”
Health & Safety Trainer and Fire Risk Assessor
Roger's working life has been spent in the Security and Fire protection industry, through engineering, technical roles, and into Management, eventually moving into Environmental Health and Safety Management in 2007. Following redundancy after 36 years of service, he joined Acorn back in 2013 as a Health and Safety consultant.
“I enjoy giving ‘fresh eyes’ practical solutions to enable customers to improve their Health and Safety performance.”
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.”