Construction, Building Management and Trades Organisations
In recent years, our client base in the construction, building management and trades sector has grown significantly with many businesses choosing Acorn as their provider of competent health and safety advice and training.
“The trainer kept my interest all day. I learnt so much more because it was interesting”
Why do construction, building management and trades organisations choose us?
Our trainers and consultants come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have considerable, hands on practical experience, much of which is form having been ‘on the tools’ themselves.
Working with over 100 local trades, construction and building management organisations, Acorn Health and Safety supports business in a number of ways including:
- Support with SSIP accreditation schemes
- Health and safety policies and documentation
- Supplier questionnaires
- Site inspections
- Construction related training
We are a work safe consultant through Safety Management Advisory Services (SMAS).
Acorn Health & Safety works with a wide variety of organisations of all sizes from sole traders through to large construction businesses, whatever your size, or needs, our consultants can tailor their advice and assistance to your business needs.
How do we keep your employees and business safe with our practical health and safety consultancy solution?
From as little as £126 a month our 'Hassle Free' retained consultancy service provides a bespoke health and safety solution specific to your needs and the needs of your organisation.
Our consultants have a broad and extensive range of experience in the construction, building management and trades sectors and we provide ad-hoc advice and consultancy on topics where our trainers and consultants have a robust understanding of both regulatory and local authority requirements and published guidance, such as:
- RAMS preparation and reviews
- Development of health and safety management systems
- Assistance with SSIP scheme accreditation
- Audit, review and site inspections
- Emergency management and business continuity planning
- Training and development
- Qualitative Face Fit Testing (QLFT)
- Accident and incident investigation including RIDDOR Reporting
- Tender application support
- Subcontractor and supplier assessments
- Client questionnaire support
- Working with asbestos
- Site inspections/Audits
- Risk assessments
- Medical provision risk assessments
- Contractor safety and management
- Traffic management plans
- Working from height
- Fire safety
- Electrical safety
Working with you we will deliver the advice, documentation and training you need to comply with the law and meet the requirements of any accreditation schemes you wish to, or need to become an accredited member of, up to and including OHSAS 18001 standard.
How do we keep your employees safe with practical health and safety training solutions?
By improving your employee competence and confidence, we will help you to provide an environment where you control the risks, while your employees improve your business.
We offer open and in-house courses that create the evidence of training required for CHAS, SAFEcontractor, EXOR, SMAS and Altuis and other SSIP accreditation schemes. Our training programmes will efficiently ensure compliance by identifying your needs and delivering the courses you require in a timely, cost effective fashion.
Training can be delivered at our training centre in Warmley, Bristol or on site and at your convenience, to cause as little disruption to the works schedule. ‘Toolbox Talks’, our 20-minute training sessions, are delivered on site providing your employees with relevant information and knowledge, but at your convenience.
We can provide a number of statutory training courses on topics including first aid, fire and general safety. We can also provide training on-site including carrying out staff inductions and contractor briefings.
We offer open and in-house courses that cover training in the following areas, all of which are relevant to the construction, building control management and trades sectors:
- First Aid
- Practical Fire Safety and E-Learning Fire Safety
- Practical Manual Handling and E-Learning Manual Handling
- Health and Safety and Health & Safety E-Learning
- Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Awareness E-Learning
- Workplace and Wellbeing E-Learning including Data Protection, Equality, Diversity and Discrimination, Introduction to Personal Safety for Lone Workers, Behavioural Safety and Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
- Construction, building management and trades
What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?
On consultancy projects, 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 any help, 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.
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.
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.