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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.

“This course (Manual Handling of Children) has given me the ability to lift both safely and correctly. Sarah gave very clear advice and had a very clear teaching method. 10/10”

SF, Ilminster Avenue Specialist Nursery School
March 2023

Why does the health and social care sector choose us?

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Acorn Health & Safety have considerable expertise and are highly regarded in this sector with both our directors careers being formed in the NHS.

We have the 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.

Our 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.

It is suited to 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, and regularly work 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 can we help you with our practical health and safety consultancy solution?

From as little as £125 a month (+VAT) our 'Hassle Free' retained consultancy service provides a bespoke health and safety solution specific to your needs and the needs of your organisation.

We will also provide ad-hoc advice and consultancy on topics including;

  • Medicines management and policy
  • Risk assessment
  • 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 with our advice, support and guidance on topics including the administration of medication, moving and handling, medical emergencies and health and safety, we 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 can we help you with practical health and safety training solutions?

All of our training courses 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:

  • First Aid
  • Healthcare / Medication
  • Health & Social Care E-Learning
  • 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 Learning Disability Awareness
  • Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Awareness E-Learning
  • Safeguarding E-Learning
  • Workplace and Wellbeing E-Learning including Introduction to Personal Safety for Lone Workers and Infection Control

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.

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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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