Health and Safety Training
Acorn Health & Safety are a consultancy business that’s passionate about training. With over 60 different courses including a range of accredited programmes, bespoke courses and e-learning we’ve the right course for you and your staff.
Foundation Level Manual Handling and First Aid at Work:
“We received the above training over two weeks which was much appreciated. Although we have filled in individual feedback forms on the day, I thought I would give some positive feedback with regards to the course itself and both trainers Matt & Ayshea.
The first aid course delivered by Matt was extremely enjoyable. Whilst going through the mandatory information for the course, Matt was able to adapt some areas of the course to suit our service needs which was great.
Matt’s delivery was excellent and we were laughing whilst learning.
The Manual Handling course delivered by Ayshea was informative, hands-on and very thorough.
Ayshea came across very knowledgeable & confident about this area and delivered the course at exactly the right pace.
Overall feedback from all that attended was positive.
I have recommended Acorn to our Training Manager for further courses throughout GCH”
Lee, Gloucester City Homes
Why do our customers choose us?
Acorn Health & Safety has, and always will be committed to supporting others in their development through participation face to face courses, toolbox talks and e-learning.
Our course trainers all hold (or in a small number of cases are working toward) a recognised adult teaching and assessing qualification, 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 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.