Charities / Voluntary / Not for Profit Organisations
We’ve worked with charities, volunteers and not for profit organisations since day one. Our pragmatic advice, flexibility and experience in this sector keeps organisations safe and allows informed decisions to be made relating to health and safety expenditure.
“I think that everything that I have been taught today is relevant at home and out in the community – you never know what may arise and what experience & training needs to be called upon.”
Why do charities / voluntary / not for profit organisations choose us?
When working with charities, voluntary and not for profit organisations we recognise that significant expenditure can sometimes impact on service delivery and wider organisational aims.
We also recognise the importance of not only the safety of staff, but others including volunteers who often give so much in support of their chosen charity and the importance of ensuring they are appropriately managed and provided with training, information and instructions where required.
Whilst we’ll always keep you safe, our practical and pragmatic way of working means we’ll advise if something must be done, and equally if something need not be done, or exists only as guidance, we’ll comment to this affect and might suggest alternatives to reduce costs. This allows those with responsibilities for safety to make informed decisions.
Our portfolio of charities includes those running retail outlets, providing health and social care, education and working with children. Our trainers and consultants come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds and have considerable, hands on practical experience which is reflected in our grounded, pragmatic approach.
Where trustees and managers are seeking reassurance as to our capability and experience in this sector we hold the following accreditations and memberships:
- ISO Accredited 9001:2008
- Qualsafe Awards registered Centre
- IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) licence holder
- CIEH (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) Registered Training Centre
- SMAS – Worksafe Consultant as recognised by SSIP
- CHAS (Contractor Health & Safety Assessment Scheme) as recognised by SSIP
- iatp (Independent Asbestos Training Provider) member
This ensures our expertise in the provision of advice and, delivery of training courses, in our specialist areas such as health and safety, first aid, clinical healthcare, food safety, fire safety and manual handling is of the highest standard. Upon request, and with their permission we will gladly introduce any organisation considering using our services to others we have previously or continue to work with.
How do we support Charities/Voluntary/Not for profits with our practical health and safety consultancy solution?
From as little as £100 a month our 'Hassle Free' retained consultancy service provides a tailored health and safety solution specific to the needs of your organisation including staff members and others with whom you have contact or responsibility for.
We also provide ad-hoc advice and consultancy on topics including medicines management and policy, manual handling and risk assessment. Our trainers and consultants have a robust understanding of published health and safety legislation and guidance.
How do we support charities / voluntary / not for profits with our practical health and safety training solutions?
Recognising that efficient use of resources is paramount to all organisations, we strive always to identify the most appropriate and cost effective training.
We can provide tailored training on site or at our training centre in Warmley. Acorn Health & Safety will happily adapt training to incorporate relevant policies and procedures to help your staff/volunteers learn and understand that which is in place to protect them.
We cover training in the following areas, all of which are relevant to the charity / voluntary / not for profit sectors:
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.
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