Health and Safety Consultancy – Overview
Acorn Health & Safety is a leading provider of health and safety consultancy in the South West. Whether you require support with a one-off assessment or a complete health and safety management system, we can help
“The part I found most helpful was learning about the different types of epilepsy and the way to administer the medication. I feel confident I will know what to look out for now.”
Why do our customers choose us?
Acorn have 20 years’ experience and a team of qualified and experienced consultants specialising in a wide range of subjects including food safety, healthcare, event management, the construction industry, fire safety and asbestos.
With experience comes a practical approach and importantly the recognition that health and safety needs to complement day to day business activities. We pride ourselves in our grounded and pragmatic approach and work with businesses to keep them and their staff safe.
Our wide and varied portfolio of customers range from new start up’s through to national institutions like the NHS. Our industry sector pages provide more information on how we can assist you.
If you’re unsure what to do, either pick up the phone or drop us an e-mail, we are always happy to talk and offer an initial hour of consultancy free or charge and without obligation. If you live in, or near, Bristol we’ll likely invite ourselves around for coffee!
How do we approach health and safety consultancy?
Our health and safety consultancy services fall broadly into three main categories:
- Our retained service 'Hassle Free' or 'Hassle Free lite - for SSIP Schemes'
- General advice or tailored health and safety consultancy
- Support aimed specifically at:
We believe that health and safety can be and should be, ‘Hassle Free’ so you can focus on what you and your organisation does best. We provide individuals and organisations with practical advice, support and guidance without long contracts. You’ll be given a named consultant; a member of our team who will get to know you and your business and be there when you need them. To see what is included in our Hassle Free retained service, click here for more information.
If you are having trouble gaining, or regaining accreditation with CHAS, Exor, Constructionline, SMAS, SafeContractor, Altius, Acclaim, or any other SSIP scheme, we can help with our Hassle Free Lite package. You may not know where to begin, or you may have already taken valuable time out of your business and made a good attempt at pulling together the required documentation, but cannot clear the final hurdle. Our experienced, knowledgeable and friendly consultants will work alongside you to make sure your documentation passes muster and to help you to reach your end goal. To see what is included in our Hassle Free Lite service, click here for more information.
We place value on making sure your business meets health and safety standards so you and your staff can work in confidence and importantly feel safe at work.We understand that the thought of returning to work may be a stressful concept for many. Our aim is to give you peace of mind, help your staff sort fact from fiction and reassure them their safety is your priority, so your business can start to take steps forward again. Our COVID-19 package covers 3 main areas - A full COVID-19 risk assessment, Bespoke on-line live-streamed staff training to both educate and re-assure your team about what to do
and a COVID-19 audit once you are back up and running. Click here for more information.
General or tailored health and safety consultancy
How can we help? From risk assessments and policy creation through to accident investigation and audit, we offer a wide range of consultancy services. You’ll find many of these described on our general or industry specific consultancy pages. Our consultants are happy to discuss your specific needs.
Our consultants supporting the construction, trades and building sectors, have worked in a variety of roles on site. They understand at first hand the very real risks employees face and the challenges you can face getting the message across. Likewise, they appreciate what it’s like to be kicked off-site because asbestos awareness training is out of date or placed on stop because you never did get around to completing that supplier questionnaire.
Our ‘Hassle Free’ offering specifically for the construction, building and trades sector includes support with SSIP schemes, a monthly toolbox talk and a named consultant who specialises in this area. To find out more about what is included in our ‘Hassle Free’ for the construction, building and trades sector service, click here for more information.
What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?
We will assign you a dedicated and competent health and safety professional who will gain an understanding of your needs and be on hand to provide any help, advice or comment you need.
Any documentation produced will either be uploaded to our cloud based storage system provided electronically, or as a hard copy in the required format. Following any piece of consultancy work we are available by phone or on e-mail, so you can contact us easily, if you need our assistance or further advice.