SSIP Schemes for Health and Social Care
Achieving CHAS approval as a provider of health and social care provides evidence of your commitment to health and safety, and in addition can also give you the competitive edge when tendering for work or completing supplier questionnaires.
“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 training and consultancy in the South West. We have considerable expertise in the health and social care environment and since 2000 we’ve been working with the NHS, Local Authorities, Private Providers and Charities/Voluntary Organisations to keep their businesses, staff and clients safe.
Our clients include hospitals, agencies, domiciliary care providers, nursing and residential care homes working with adults and children with a wide variety of needs, they all choose Acorn because of our grounded pragmatic approach.
We balance your legal responsibilities with organisational needs and recognise health and safety needs to compliment your day to day business activities.
How do we support with SSIP Schemes in Health and Social Care?
Some SSIP schemes require you to have a competent health and safety advisor in your business, or have a competent advisor on retention in order to pass part of their audit – making use of our consultants satisfy this requirement.
We can advise you on the specific documentary requirements of a scheme prior to making your application, or provide advice on a failed audit report.
We can advise on any additional documentation or supporting statements you can make when dealing with an SSIP scheme.
We have a selection of forms you can make use of to satisfy the needs of the SSIP scheme you have chosen. We will advise on any queries you have in relation to the SSIP questionnaire and audit reports.
As a retained customer, you will receive a certificate to prove you have a competent advisor available if needed.
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.