Education & Training
We work regularly in a variety of education settings providing a range of training and consultancy services for staff members, students and the benefit of the wider organisation to ensure compliance with statutory duties.
“I just wanted to let you know that 10 of our volunteers attended first aid training with Matt on Friday 19th May 2017 and we really enjoyed it! Matt is a very entertaining trainer who has the ability to make it fun yet still deliver the important content! We all came away feeling confident with our new skills! A huge thank you for accommodating our needs as an organisation, we really appreciate it, and will definitely be looking into other courses. Acorn deliver.”
Why do Schools, Colleges and Universities choose us?
Whether you are looking for a retained health and safety consultancy, have a pupil with particular handling needs or are looking to book first aid training for an entire staff team on an inset day, we can help.
For nearly 20 years, Acorn Health and Safety have been providing and wide range of training courses for schools and colleges across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
This includes primary and secondary schools under local authority control, private schools and an increasing number of academies. We also work in several colleges and special needs schools across the area.
Some of our more popular courses in this sector include:
- Level 3 Award in Paediatric first aid
- First aid at work
- Emergency first aid at work
- Handling of pupils with physical disabilities
- Administration of Medication
- Epilepsy & Buccal Midazolam
In addition, we provide a range of other courses including several accredited by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), whose courses are particularly suited to those staff members with responsibilities for health and safety, and Qualsafe, whose courses are particularly suited to those staff members with responsibilities First Aid or Food Safety.
Our trainers and consultants have a robust understanding of both regulatory (OFSTED, HSE, EYFS) and local authority requirements and guidance.
We are committed to keeping educational environments, their staff and students safe but recognise that growth and development itself requires a degree of risk taking!
How do we keep pupils and students safe with our practical health and safety consultancy solution?
Our consultancy services include our retained consultancy service, ‘Hassle Free’ risk assessment, review and creation of medication policies, noise assessments and the development of safe systems of work for site supervisors and maintenance staff.
How do we keep pupils and students safe with practical health and safety training solutions?
These courses are delivered by a dedicated team of experienced trainers, many of whom have worked in education as well as being parents themselves. The majority of our staff are DBS checked.
We offer open and in-house courses that comply with OFSTED requirements and EYFS standards and provide training in the following areas, all of which are relevant to the education sector:
- First Aid
- Healthcare / medication
- Food safety and E-Learning Food Safety
- Practical Fire Safety and E-Learning Fire Safety
- Practical Manual Handling and E-Learning Manual Handling
- Health and Safety and Health & Safety E-Learning
- Medical and Health Awareness E-Learning including Autism Awareness and Learning Disability Awareness
- Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Awareness E-Learning
- Safeguarding E-Learning
- Workplace and Wellbeing E-Learning including Data Protection in the Workplace, Equality, Diversity & Discrimination and Prevent Duty
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.
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.
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.