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With over 30 years’ experience in the health and social care sector, Acorn Health & Safety deliver consultancy, support, guidance and tailored training with the aim of keeping businesses, staff and clients safe.

“Happy with the advice and support received. Roger is great at what he does and offers very practical advice.”


Roland DG UK Ltd, January 2018

Why does the health and social care sector choose us?

Acorn Health and Safety - Health and Social CareAcorn Health & Safety have considerable expertise and are highly regarded in this sector with both Directors careers being formed in the NHS.

We have both experience, and a detailed understanding of health and safety in a wide variety of settings including:

  • NHS and private hospitals
  • Nursing and residential care homes
  • Hospices and hospice at home
  • Private care providers
  • Treatment centres
  • Community settings
  • Nursing and home care agencies

We provide a wide variety of accredited course programmes by Qualsafe Awards, College of Occupational Therapy (COT) and the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) for the delivery of first aid, food safety, manual handling and general safety courses.

Acorn Health & Safety’s tailored course programmes are particularly suited to organisations with specific learning outcomes and developed to meet the requirements of the Care Certificate.

Our Manual Handling of Clients courses, Fire Safety courses and Basic Life Support and AED Training are all aligned to Skills for Health The Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF)

The CSTF allows employers to recognise training to a standard, trust that information and reduce duplication of training. It also gives confidence that training standards have been met and standardises the interpretation of statutory/mandatory or clinical/care training.

The Framework can be used by any healthcare employer in the UK including NHS, independent healthcare providers, bank staff and agency organisations, and educational organisations and ensures the educational relevance of the training and improves the quality and consistency of training provision.

We provide training for staff members working across the health and social care spectrum including carers, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and owner/managers.

We work regularly with staff members supporting a wide and diverse range of clients including:

  • Mental health
  • Paediatrics
  • Learning disabilities
  • Older people
  • General medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Palliative care

Our courses take into consideration a wide variety of published guidance and information from regulatory, advisory and professional bodies.  This includes the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the Resuscitation Council (UK).

How do we keep staff, clients and organisations safe with our practical health and safety consultancy solution?

From as little as £126 a month, our 'Hassle Free' consultancy service provides a bespoke health and safety solution specific to your needs and the needs of your organisation and most importantly your staff team and clients.

We also provide ad-hoc advice and consultancy on topics including medicines management and policy, risk assessment and supporting those with complex handling needs.  Our trainers and consultants have a robust understanding of both regulatory and Local Authority requirements and guidance.

Working with you we will deliver the advice, documentation and training you need to comply with the law and meet CQC requirements.

By improving staff competence and confidence our advice, support and guidance on topics including the administration of medication, moving and handling, medical emergencies and health and safety will help you to provide a high standard of care whilst allowing both staff and clients to participate safely in activities of daily living.

How do we keep staff, clients and organisations safe with practical health and safety training solutions?

We offer open and in-house courses that provide evidence towards the Care Certificate and CQC requirements.  We provide training in the following areas, all of which are relevant to the health and social care sector:

Our bespoke training programmes are designed to meet specific staff, client or organisational needs, for example one day modular training courses covering a variety of different topics or moving and handling training designed specifically for occupational therapists (OT’s) with specific learning requirements.

What should you expect from Acorn Health & Safety?

For consultancy work, 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 any further assistance or advice.

Our courses are delivered by a dedicated team of experienced trainers, the majority of whom have, and in some cases, continue to work in the Health and Social Care Sector. By attending courses your staff, clients and organisation benefit from:

  • Learning life-saving skills
  • Being able to meet the often varied and individual needs of clients
  • Learning a wide variety of skills that can easily be translated into working practice
  • Increased competence and confidence contributing to high standards of care
  • Improving and maintaining your organisation's reputation
  • Free reminders for when your certificate expires
  • Reduced fees for group bookings

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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.

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