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Complex Manual Handling needs

At Acorn Health & Safety, we work across a wide range of care environments providing advice and consultancy on the moving and handling of clients with complex handling needs.

“I found it all helpful (Basic Life Support), informative and organised. 10/10″

KR, Claremont School
March 2023

Why do our customers choose us?

Acorn Health and Safety - Health and Social CareOur specialist, trained, and knowledgeable moving and handling consultants are registered nurses who pride themselves on adopting a grounded and pragmatic approach.

Acorn Health and Safety’s tailored course programmes are particularly suited to organisations with specific learning outcomes and developed to meet the requirements of the care certificate.

Here at Acorn Health & Safety Ltd, we are pleased to confirm that our Manual Handling of Clients courses, Fire Safety courses and Basic Life Support and AED Training are all aligned to Skills for Health The Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF)

The CSTF allows employers to recognise training to a standard, trust that information and reduce duplication of training. It also gives confidence that training standards have been met and standardises the interpretation of statutory/mandatory or clinical/care training.

The Framework can be used by any healthcare employer in the UK including NHS, independent healthcare providers, bank staff and agency organisations, and educational organisations and ensures the educational relevance of the training and improves the quality and consistency of training provision.

We have considerable experience of assessing clients with complex handling needs whether they reside in a community setting, require advice in preparation for discharge following a stay in hospital, or in response to an incident or adverse event.

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 support health and social care customers with the handling of clients with complex manual handling needs?

We’ll typically meet with a representative of those involved in the delivery of care, the client and others as required.  This might include family members, advocates or other health care professionals such as occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

Our initial work will involve (as appropriate) a review of:

  • Moving and handling policy
  • Risk assessment documentation
  • Current staff training and that which might be required
  • Current methods employed to support the moving and handling of a client, together with alternative means of moving that might further improve both client and staff safety

Acorn Health & Safety adopt a holistic approach, taking into account the needs of clients, staff, the wider organisation that which you are seeking to achieve.

What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?

On completion of this consultancy, will receive:

  • A manual handling risk assessment
  • Written safe systems of work
  • Comment and or/review of moving and handling policy
  • Advice, comment and support on current evidence based handling practice

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.

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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.

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