Our practical, knowledgeable and understanding approach supports businesses review and further develop practices rather than simply pointing out what’s wrong.
“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
Why do our customers choose us?
Acorn Health & Safety is a leading provider of health and safety consultancy in the South West. Our trainers and consultants come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds and have considerable, hands on practical experience which is reflected in our grounded, pragmatic approach.
Customers come from an equally diverse range of organisations and businesses but choose Acorn because we’ll keep you on the right side of the law, whilst recognising that health and safety needs to compliment your day to day business activities.
How do we undertake audits?
Health and safety audits are undertaken for a variety of different reasons and may involve all or part of an organisations health and safety management system.
In most cases an audit is divided into three separate parts:
- A review of physical documentation
- Conversations with staff
- A review of the workplace or equipment
An audit might be undertaken using a standard document template, a template adapted to meet the specific requirements of an organisation or against specified objectives, such as existing health and safety policy documentation.
We will provide a copy of our audit checklist which contains information on the types of document we would require access to whether held electronically or in hard copy.
Is some instances we might, at a client’s request undertake a desktop audit, in most cases we’ll then arrange a convenient time to attend site, review documentation and meet with relevant members of staff, in most cases we meet with clients at the end of the day to summarise our findings.
We will provide you with a final copy of your audit. This contains an overview of your organisation, a recommended list of actions where non-conformances or improvements are advised and a more detailed summary of our findings. This document will be provided as a PDF.
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 help and 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.
Whatever your health and safety needs are, our ‘Hassle Free’ retained consultancy service is here to help.
For one-off assessments or, a tailored approach, we offer a wide range of consultancy services speak to our consultants to discuss your needs.
Health and safety for Construction, Building Management and Trades businesses, made ‘Hassle Free’ with our retained consultancy service.