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First Aid Training Courses

We provide a comprehensive range of first aid and basic life support courses to cover both statutory workplace requirements and organisations that need to provide mandatory training for their staff. A number of our courses are also suitable for those with a general interest in first aid.

“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

University of Bristol

Our portfolio of first aid training includes:

Acorn Health and Safety Training Booklet

Why do our customers choose us?

Acorn Health & Safety have been teaching first aid since day one, it’s our passion!  Irrespective of who you are, and what you do we believe that the ability to save someone else’s life make makes you pretty special whatever your reason for attending the course.

Our trainers gained their hands-on first aid experience from a variety of different backgrounds over many years including nursing, armed forces, emergency services, hospitality, Voluntary Aid Societies, as well as other industry sectors before becoming qualified instructors.

Our administration team and health and safety consultants will advise you on the specific requirements for your business / organisation, taking into consideration legal duties, published guidance and the types of accident / incident that may occur.

From training 120 staff on a school inset day to paediatric first aid training for childminders and the delivery of first aid at work training on behalf of the University of Bristol we can help.

We provide the most up to date, easy to read, first aid books relevant to the course and ensure there is plenty of training aids appropriate for the individual course to allow everyone participating to practice their skills.  These include, training manikins, choking training vest, defibrillators, and a training pack of dressings for each individual.

Acorn Health & Safety is a leading provider of health and safety training and consultancy in the South West.  Our trainers and consultants come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds and are not only appropriately qualified but also have considerable, hands on practical experience which is reflected in our grounded, pragmatic approach.

Our 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 approach first aid training?

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 to individual and organisations specific and varied needs.

The emphasis on every course is to allow delegates to become confident in their skills through a range of theory and practical sessions as well as continuing assessment and feedback from the trainer.

What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?

Our first aid courses will provide the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical hands on skills, ensuring confidence when dealing with an emergency situation as well as ensuring compliance with any regulatory first aid requirements. Our trainers use their experience to provide practical lifesaving skills that can be used in the street, at work, or within any organisation.

We’ll provide delegates with a variety of printed course materials including workbooks and handouts and on completion of learning, delegates will receive an appropriate certification.

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.

Our ‘first aid course’ portfolio is just one group of over 60 courses we offer. Acorn Health & Safety provides training and consultancy in first aid, fire safety, food safety and manual handling healthcare training and health and safety.

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.

Other courses that we specialise and provide consultancy in which could be of interest to you are:

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

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.

Find out more

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

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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