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Health and Safety Training for Staff Working in Health and Social Care

Acorn Health and Safety have considerable expertise and are highly regarded in this sector with both Directors careers being formed in the NHS. We have considerable experience and a detailed understanding of health and safety in health and social care settings.

“I just wanted to ensure we sent a thank you to Matthew who did our first aid course. We were fully booked with attendees, many of whom dread a day on a course like this, but they all stated how great it was and how much they learned. The instructor was patient and happily went into situations we deal with specifically enabling them to feel more confident in real life situations we do face as a venue. Thank you again, I would highly recommend you.”


VW, Clevedon Hall, February 2019

Why do our customers choose us?

300x-Acorn Health and Safety - Health and Social CareWith considerable experience in a wide variety of settings including:

  • NHS and private hospitals
  • Nursing and residential care homes
  • Hospices and hospice at home
  • Private care providers
  • Treatments centres
  • Community settings
  • Nursing and home care agencies

Many organisations from small local care providers through to national organisations choose Acorn Health & Safety for our expertise in this specialist area.

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 provide training for staff members working across the health and social care spectrum including carers, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and owner/managers.

We work regularly with staff members supporting a wide and diverse range of clients including:

  • Mental health
  • Paediatrics
  • Learning disabilities
  • Older people
  • General medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Palliative care

Our courses take into consideration a wide variety of published guidance and information from regulatory, advisory and professional bodies.  This includes the Care Quality Commission (CQC), The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Resuscitation Council (UK).

Our courses are delivered by knowledgeable and enthusiastic consultants and trainers all of whom hold adult teaching qualifications supported by a professional qualification and considerable, hands on practical experience which is reflected in our grounded, pragmatic approach.

Teaching 18,000 delegates a year Acorn Health & Safety offer training to individuals, groups and entire staff teams we are committed to providing excellent training delivered in a relaxed, yet informative style.

How do we approach health and safety training?

Our health and safety training for staff working in health and social care is a bespoke Acorn course that is particularly suited to nurses/carers who are either new to the profession or require evidence of continued development.

It is designed to meet statutory and mandatory requirements. We provide courses delivered in a relaxed and informative style, many of which are nationally accredited, designed to meet specific industry requirements or a tailor made (bespoke) to individual and organisations specific and varied needs.

Course Content:

  • Moving and handling
  • Hoist and sling safety
  • Techniques using various items and equipment
  • Complexities of different clients
  • Basic life support
  • Assessment
  • Unconsciousness
  • CP

Food safety/infection control:

  • Introduction to food safety
  • Personal hygiene
  • Contamination


  • Signs of abuse
  • Reporting
  • Update of current practice

Health and safety:

  • Fire
  • Risk assessment
  • Accident reporting

We offer open and in-house courses that provide evidence towards the Care Certificate and CQC requirements.  We cover training in the following areas, all of which are relevant to the health and social care sector.

Owing to the practical nature of this course a basic level of general fitness is required.  Delegates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline. Should you have any questions relating to the accessibility of this course please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

This course is 3-12 hours duration (depending on content).

What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?

We’ll provide delegates with a variety of printed course materials including workbooks and handouts. On successful completion of this course delegates will receive a printed course certificate.

Post course our team of consultants and trainers are available to answer any questions you might have.  You’ll also receive an automatic reminder prior to course expiry.

Courses for staff working in health and social care settings are just a few of over 60 courses we offer. Acorn Health & Safety provides training and consultancy in first aid, fire safety, food safety, manual handling, healthcare training and health and safety.

We can provide a wide variety of accredited or tailor-made courses, these can be ‘in-house’ or ‘open’ programmes.

Our ‘in-house’ course programmes are the most cost effective option if you’ve a number of staff requiring training, and in many cases can be adapted to include reference to local policy, practice and documentation.  These courses can be delivered either at any suitable venue or you can hire our purpose-built training centre located in Warmley, Bristol, whichever is best suited to your needs.

We also run a rolling programme of ‘open courses’ which are particularly suited for individuals, organisations that only have a few delegates or those looking to release small groups of staff at a time.

Please contact us to discuss all of your training needs so we can advise the most suitable and cost effective solution.

For other courses, relevant to your industry or sector please see our industry information page, alternatively we have found that people attending this course also attend:

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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Call our team on 0117 958 2070 or if it’s out of hours or you prefer e-mail –

E-learning Courses

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.

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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.

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