Health and Safety for 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.
“Overall, this was the best meds training I have encountered in Health or Social care. I learnt more than I have before. It was enjoyable!”
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 an accredited member of The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) and a work safe consultant through Safety Management Advisory Services (SMAS). Our asbestos awareness training is accredited by the Independent Asbestos Training Providers (iatp)
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 £100 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 can provide ad-hoc advice and consultancy in the following areas:
- 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
- Tender application support
- Subcontractor and supplier assessments
- Client questionnaire support
- Working with asbestos
- Site inspections
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 cover training in the following areas, all of which are relevant to the construction, building control management and trades sectors:
- Construction, building management and trades
- First aid
- Manual handling
- Health and safety
- Fire safety
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.
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