Health and Safety Training
Acorn Health & Safety are a consultancy business that’s extremely passionate about training. With over 60 different courses, including a range of accredited programmes, bespoke courses and e-learning, we have the right course for you and your staff.
“I enjoyed this training and trainer was very good. She explained well and made me understand the importance of the evacuation chair. 10/10”
AT, Fresenius, March 2018
*IMPORTANT INFORMATION* We have recently revised our guidance regarding the wearing of face masks. From 1st August 2020 it will be mandatory to wear face masks during practical elements of the course however delegates may choose to wear a face covering throughout the course. This applies to our First Aid and Manual Handling courses, where 2m social distancing cannot be maintained. If you are attending any of our courses, please can you ensure you bring your own 3 ply face mask (Please see examples of approved mask style below). Fabric masks and face coverings are not acceptable for the practical elements.
Why do our customers choose us?
Acorn Health & Safety has been, and always will be, committed to supporting others in their development through participation in face to face courses, toolbox talks and e-learning.
Our course trainers all hold (or in a small number of cases are working towards) a recognised adult teaching and assessing qualification. They very much enjoy spending time in the training environment and are great communicators.
In addition, our trainers are all competent in the subject matter they teach and hold a wide variety of professional health care, health and safety, first aid and manual handling qualifications. Most importantly they have experience, loads of it, practical hands on experience gained over years or in most cases, ‘doing’ that which they are now teaching others.
Delegates attending our courses range from those who are comfortable in a learning environment to those who’ve not set in a ‘classroom’ for many years. We recognise this and employ a wide variety of teaching and training techniques and styles to engage, motivate and create an environment that is conducive to learning.
We are committed to providing excellent customer service prior to, during and after your course. Our friendly team of administrators, trainers and consultants are on hand to answer any questions you might have at any time.
We recognise training needs to compliment your day to day business activities and offer flexible courses including:
- ‘In-house’ training at your premises
- Open courses at our Warmley training centre
- Evening and weekend courses
- Early starts and late finishes
We are accredited as a company by many national awarding bodies and our experienced team of specialist health and safety trainers and our professional first aid and clinical skills training team, are all individually accredited too. Click here to view details of our Accreditations and Memberships.
We will try always to make training as accessible to delegates as possible, for example:
- Training is delivered using a number of different learning styles
- We regularly welcome interpreters onto our courses
- Alternative means of summative assessment can be arranged
- Large print handouts / materials can be provided
- A number of assessment papers are available in several languages
Our Warmley training centre is located on the ground floor and if required parking spaces can be reserved directly outside the entrance. There is an accessible toilet.
How do we approach health and safety training?
Open Courses - Pre-scheduled health and safety courses with easy on-line booking
Ideal for businesses and individuals requiring specific training or those with only a few members of staff to train, our open courses run regularly throughout the year and cover a variety of different subjects including:
You can book an open course over the phone during office hours or on-line for greater convenience. Simply browse our calendar of forthcoming course dates, choose the course you’d like to take and follow the on-screen instructions.
If you are booking on-line for the first time a new user account will be created for you automatically and your login details will be e-mailed to you for faster checkout next time.
We hold our open courses at our specialist training centre in Warmley, conveniently located between Bristol and Bath
In-house Courses - effective health and safety training with minimal disruption for your organisation
We specialise in providing in-house training courses, delivered at your premises or other appropriate venue at a time convenient to your business causing as little disruption as possible to the schedules of your staff.
In-house training includes:
- Our accredited courses
- Acorn Health and Safety courses
- Bespoke courses, designed with you and your business in mind
In most cases in-house training becomes an incredibly cost effective option if you’ve over six staff members looking to attend. Training In-house reduces ‘down’ time, is often more convenient for staff, saves travelling elsewhere and in most cases can take into account local policies, procedures and practice.
If you are considering training please contact us, we’re always happy to discuss ideas and come up with the right training solution for you and your business.
Tailored (bespoke) Courses - cost-effective health and safety training tailored to your needs
At Acorn Health and Safety, we have developed an enviable reputation as a provider of tailored (bespoke) training designed to meet the often varied and individual needs of our customers, their staff teams and organisations.
Tailored training offers a number of benefits. It’s an extremely cost effective solution and it also meets your specific training and development needs, in addition to providing evidence of compliance with statutory duties.
Our innovative, modular approach allows you to group together a number of training and development activities over a set period of time. As each course is tailor made to the needs of your organisation, our trainers will ensure your relevant information is included, for example by making reference to local health and safety policy documentation.
These courses benefit both organisations seeking to provide initial training for staff members and are equally suited to those wishing to refresh, update or further develop their staff teams.
We have consciously chosen a provider whose courses all have external accreditation by nationally recognised organisations, such as the FPA, LCA, ROSPA, and IATP and we like the fact that the training is presented using a blended approach.
We recognise that e-learning is a cost-effective training method and is becoming an increasingly important part of many organisations training and development activities which is why we now offer a selection of e-learning courses to complement the classroom-based learning we offer on our open courses.
E-learning can complement face to face training. For example, a trade business may opt for a face-to-face Asbestos Training session initially and then refresh those skills in year two by using an asbestos e-learning training course.
What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?
Attending a health and safety course that’s delivered in a relaxed yet informative style allowing delegates to develop new skills and knowledge and confidence in current practices and procedures, helping you to remain legally compliant and, protect your business, employees, and property. Employees and stakeholders benefit through, the prevention and management of accidents which, protects your business both financially and legally.
Our clinical skills and first aid courses provides the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical hands on skills, ensuring confidence when dealing with a medical emergency. From helping someone that has injured themselves, through to CPR, candidates gain lifesaving skills that we believe everyone should have. Our accredited professional trainers, many of which are registered nurses, provide practical lifesaving experience that can be used in the street, at work, or in a health care environment.
Not every course can be 'off the shelf'.
Our tailored health and safety training is aimed at meeting the needs of customers who have specific subjects to be covered within their health and safety staff training.
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We recognise that e-learning is a cost-effective training method.
Our e-learning platform is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and therefore accessible when you or your staff team need it.
Open Course Diary
Aimed at businesses and individuals requiring specific training or those with only a few members of staff to train our open courses run regularly throughout the year and cover a variety of different subjects.